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Note I ran ALL THE ANTIVIRUS and NONE picked up on this one, net search foujnd many had samer result. I suspect this thing is bigger then reported as it takes you off line.. it got by two of my AV"s Avast and Comodo.. NOW installed via CD "Hijack This" to get reports, so can send any HT reports asked for, will cut and paste it to disc, and get it on this machine (from closet is a 1998 win98 tiny HD, memory 300HTz processor.). as infected PC is down, will NOT go online as blocked . SO NOT CANNOT DOWNLOAD TO INFECTED MACHINE. Details follows
lSep 5 I think I got a virus from email marked as Urgent, from old friend so I opened it. I THINK that was source as had a odd canned message about "virus warning" deleted but it seems not in time. Then got two more of same so probably was source, days later got another one on "not an issues" etc from another person that was on email list, seems still going on. I told them to remove my name email until they cleared it up and to NOT reply to my message.
.End result of virus.
SERIOUS: It shut down PC to DSL earthnet card to dsl router as internet connection is fine. When I try to go online first get message "MS Installing SCAN" and it proceeds as if in normal install mode. Noted on WR 2.2 (What's Running) this "Install" starts via ms install and ID's self as msiexec.exe and is exact copy of msiexec,exe. Install, looks like uses msi to mask itself, as a install runs down to point it asks for CD.. WHEN I "Cancel" install, simply restarts self and even does it after using task manger to "end task". NOTE when starting in safe mode, it will flash as attempt to run, but will not go. Safe with network will NOT concoct in same manner as "normal" will not..
My internet connection is via 4 hookup dsl router, other two PCs on it works fine. This is ole 1998 PCm win98 and not a lot of HD-memory-etc. I pulled other one off the DSL to prevent spread as this one is networked to it, a back up if all else fails I kept handy, this PC is on same dsl router, DSL HW is not an issue. Infected PC will ping OK, Now left with virus may be after TCP or such. DO NOT know how to test TCP etc, but did reinstall new earthnet card config. Have heard where this can set up a "hidden" address or such but have NO idea of what that is or how to check it out, as supposedly can conflict TCP or router? Ideas there? But not core issue as it would not start "install" when I try to go online.
NOTE infected PC CANNOT get "connected' but all www-emails-etc are DSN"s "cannot find server". Tried everything so far, virus scans AVAST COMODO were there, they will NOT find it.. manually cleaned "Trojans-hijacker-tracking etc from registry active x, ran mawlare and avg via CD made off other machine. Ran a regedit listing of backdoor etc I got off www sites, it found a few issues but virus still there.
ANY ideas, "format" is not an option. Do NOT recommend any "run virus scan from //// as PC will NOT go on line, all has to be from CD that copies off other PC, OK? NOTE when I run "WR2.2 (whats running SW) I can see the thing come through msiexec.exe as a sub routine, Something starts msi and uses copy to mask itself.. as the "msi" I see as subroutine from msi (legit( is exact copy, shut it down and whatever runs under it goes away, for a time. It seems to have a timer as goes more destructive and after 1-2 hours goes into shut down restart loop.. When in 'SAFE" I can see "install" flash on but is shut off or not allowed to start..
IDEAS as spent ONE week trying about all I can find.. HELP