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Rampant NYB computer virus

Rampant NYB computer virus

Rampant NYB computer virus

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I am on my school's computers, there are all networked with tons of security on, still somehow at the start they run a virus scan and the NYB virus keeps popping up on them. Up until now I've been able to get rid of them with a clean boot-disk because they haven't started to take the're tolls on the computers, but now one of them worked, and so now my floppy disk drive will not work. Now I can't start it up with a boot-disk, or even run any program off of the disk. I am running out of ideas to fix it, so far none have worked. Any ideas for a solution will help me greatly.

Thanks

RE: Rampant NYB computer virus

Here is McAfee's solution:

Windows 95/98:
Note for Windows 9x systems - during the boot process a Windows95 created boot disk will access the hard drive for information. Because of this an image of the virus may be in memory but not active.
To remove the virus, follow the following steps:
- If you use the McAfee emergency disk, hit F8 at the starting Windows 95 message, and select Step-by-step Configuration. Say yes to everything except processing the autoexec.bat file.
- At the a:, type
BOOTSCAN C: /BOOT /CLEAN /NOMEM

Windows NT/2000:
Shut down the PC and turn the power off. Obtain or create a virus free boot disk and scan disk. After booting, at the A:\ prompt, execute the following command:
BOOTSCAN C: /boot /clean

Once the virus has been removed, remove all floppy diskettes from the computer and reboot from the hard drive.

This will also clean an NTFS Master Boot Record and allow Windows NT to successfully reboot from the hard disk drive. VirusScan for DOS will not be able to read the rest of the NTFS partition. After starting Windows, execute VirusScan or NetShield to detect and clean Windows NT file infections which may exist.

Terry M. Hoey

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