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Anonymous
April 23, 2005 4:12:21 PM

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On April 22 around 7 PM (EST), we had 6 pc's (all with sp2 installed) lock
up. They would boot up okay but freeze just before explorer.exe loaded
(took log on okay and loaded wallpaper but no icons and ctr-alt-del wouldn't
work). The only solution was to uninstall service pack 2.
We have a network of around 220 pc's but only about 35 have XP, the rest are
W2K). We use TrendMicro for email and desktop anti-virus.
Because many of the XP boxes are for M-F users, I'm not sure if they are
affected, too.
Has anybody heard of a virus going around with a target/activation date of
April 22?

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Anonymous
April 24, 2005 1:57:40 AM

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Windows XP: 100 % CPU UTILIZATION after installing TREND MICRO ANTIVIRUS:
http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Operating_Syst...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"news.microsoft.com" <pdwight1@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23QmQ88BSFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> On April 22 around 7 PM (EST), we had 6 pc's (all with sp2 installed) lock
> up. They would boot up okay but freeze just before explorer.exe loaded
> (took log on okay and loaded wallpaper but no icons and ctr-alt-del
> wouldn't work). The only solution was to uninstall service pack 2.
> We have a network of around 220 pc's but only about 35 have XP, the rest
> are W2K). We use TrendMicro for email and desktop anti-virus.
> Because many of the XP boxes are for M-F users, I'm not sure if they are
> affected, too.
> Has anybody heard of a virus going around with a target/activation date of
> April 22?
>
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 1:57:41 AM

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Yes, that was it, Ramesh. After posting the message, it struct that it all
happened on the same date around the same time. I figured that must have had
something to do with a virus so I checked Trendmicro's site today and found
that link. Man, that's pretty bad when an anti-virus company sends out a
"virus!"
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ekfNZFCSFHA.3156@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Windows XP: 100 % CPU UTILIZATION after installing TREND MICRO ANTIVIRUS:
> http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Operating_Syst...
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "news.microsoft.com" <pdwight1@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23QmQ88BSFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> On April 22 around 7 PM (EST), we had 6 pc's (all with sp2 installed)
>> lock up. They would boot up okay but freeze just before explorer.exe
>> loaded (took log on okay and loaded wallpaper but no icons and
>> ctr-alt-del wouldn't work). The only solution was to uninstall service
>> pack 2.
>> We have a network of around 220 pc's but only about 35 have XP, the rest
>> are W2K). We use TrendMicro for email and desktop anti-virus.
>> Because many of the XP boxes are for M-F users, I'm not sure if they are
>> affected, too.
>> Has anybody heard of a virus going around with a target/activation date
>> of April 22?
>>
>
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 12:14:08 PM

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

Glad you got this resolved!

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"news.microsoft.com" <pdwight1@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:elN%23aYDSFHA.3804@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Yes, that was it, Ramesh. After posting the message, it struct that it
> all happened on the same date around the same time. I figured that must
> have had something to do with a virus so I checked Trendmicro's site today
> and found that link. Man, that's pretty bad when an anti-virus company
> sends out a "virus!"
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ekfNZFCSFHA.3156@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Windows XP: 100 % CPU UTILIZATION after installing TREND MICRO ANTIVIRUS:
>> http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Operating_Syst...
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "news.microsoft.com" <pdwight1@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23QmQ88BSFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> On April 22 around 7 PM (EST), we had 6 pc's (all with sp2 installed)
>>> lock up. They would boot up okay but freeze just before explorer.exe
>>> loaded (took log on okay and loaded wallpaper but no icons and
>>> ctr-alt-del wouldn't work). The only solution was to uninstall service
>>> pack 2.
>>> We have a network of around 220 pc's but only about 35 have XP, the rest
>>> are W2K). We use TrendMicro for email and desktop anti-virus.
>>> Because many of the XP boxes are for M-F users, I'm not sure if they are
>>> affected, too.
>>> Has anybody heard of a virus going around with a target/activation date
>>> of April 22?
>>>
>>
>
>
!