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No solution for virus problems

No solution for virus problems

No solution for virus problems

We had the W32.Nimda  virus last week and it took us 5 days clean it. We have 300 computers 1 NT Server 5 Novell servers. On one of the Novell Server we have 8 drives and all the drives were infected. We only cleaned it but we cannot stop it from coming back. One reason is Novell does have patches or what ever they need to protect the drives. I think the virus first started from machine that had outlook. As soon as I heard about the virus I put the patches on the NT 4.0 server Microsoft provided. After this the NT server was not effected at all. I am a Visual Basic programmer and I am planning to install VB.NET, but I can’t because I can’t install IIS on my server. I tried to install IIS several times but my boss always told me virus’s come from either IIS or from Outlook. Does anybody have suggestions to fix this problem?         

RE: No solution for virus problems

1.  Are you running a virus protection software?
2.  Do you have the latest UPdates?
3.  Did you go to Symantec and get the Removal Tool.
4.  IF you have virus protection did you run a full scan. (Disconnect from the network while doing so)

RE: No solution for virus problems

1. Yes I am running McAfee
2. Yes, McAfee 4.5.1 with 4.0.162
3. No. We had Norton before and we had problems so we changed to McCafee
4. Yes disconnected the network and ran virus scan atleast 4 times on every network drive and atleast twice on every P.C.

Every thing is clean now, but how do we stop virus's?

RE: No solution for virus problems

I think you should check the server even you think it is not affected. Perhaps the virus is not active there, but it is located there.


RE: No solution for virus problems

If you keep gettn it, somebody still has it.

I'd use the the removal tool in addition to the Virus definitions...

RE: No solution for virus problems

I talked to a friend who had a similar problem with a virus. The final solution was that: All computers in the Network had been clean, but the virus had been located in the BBRam of a Router in the Network. When he switched off the Router this memory was erased and no more problems occured.

Therefore I would recommend you to clean all external Memories on the network. May be a router, intelligent mailserver ......


RE: No solution for virus problems

I had a virus that kept coming back. I cleaned the hard drive completely, turned of the machine, rebooted many times, but still could not get rid of it. Turns out that even with the computer turned off, some memory was still alive (the virus was lurking in this memory). I had to actually pull the power cord out and press the on button several times to discharge the memory completely (you will see the power and/or drive LEDs blink when you do this. Do it til they no longer blink).

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