was infected with the W32.HLLW.Bymer virus.
The file was deleted"
First question: I understand that the virus is spread by other computers on the internet searching randomly for open IP addresses. My pc has only TCP/IP dail-up protocol loaded with no IP address assigned to the pc. Is the virus coming to me from my on-line connection?
Also, I understand that the virus causes networked pc's to not be able to see other mapped drives. I am not able to see the other networked pc in my home office. It does not show up in network neighborhood but that other pc is able to see the mapped drives on the "Bymer virus pc". I have run the Trend Micro Bymer removal tool and it says that I am not infected. I assume this is because Norton had deleted the WININIT.EXE file from windows/system before it sets up.
Finally, I read that the Bymer virus sits on your pc and searches the internet for open IP's to spread to without your knowing it. I have had problems with my dialup connection for a couple of months since I got my first Bymer message from Norton. My symptom is that I will be browsing web sites and suddenly my connection will temporarily stop. I do not lose the connection but the bytes sent and received just stop. Then 30-60 seconds later they will resume and the page will display normally or everything will eventually slow down to untolerable speeds. The phone company has checked my lines and my ISP has given up trying to figure out why my connection pauses. Could this be the Bymer virus looking for open IP's at that time?
Can anyone put all of this together and tell me what might be going on with these regular Bymer messages from Norton, the lost network drives and the internet dialup pausing. It's driving me crazy.