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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 10:02:35 PM

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I believe that my computer has a virus. Everytime I try
to run msconfig the screen flashes for 2 seconds and then
disappears. I had this problem once before and I need to
find a way to access the configuration utility to delete
the virus, where can I get instructions on how to do this?
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 11:11:04 PM

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Scan for viruses AND spyware:

Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
(Links to online virus scans on the same page)

This may be helpful too:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.h...

Good Luck!
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"Anne" wrote:

> I believe that my computer has a virus. Everytime I try
> to run msconfig the screen flashes for 2 seconds and then
> disappears. I had this problem once before and I need to
> find a way to access the configuration utility to delete
> the virus, where can I get instructions on how to do this?
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 11:14:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Anne wrote:
> I believe that my computer has a virus. Everytime I try
> to run msconfig the screen flashes for 2 seconds and then
> disappears. I had this problem once before and I need to
> find a way to access the configuration utility to delete
> the virus, where can I get instructions on how to do this?


The type of behavior you describe is typical behavior of more than
one virus/worm, the three below being the most common:

W32.Klez
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

W32.Yaha
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

W32.Spybot.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

Because many of the newer viruses and worms, such as the
Spybot mentioned above, can disable antivirus applications whose
definitions aren't kept up-to-date, try using one or more of the free
on-line scanners to double-check your system.

Trend Micro - Free online virus Scan
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

McAfee Security - FreeScan
http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp

Panda ActiveScan - Free online scanner
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_...

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