HELP! I've got the "java/byteverify" virus!

  Muckleface 18:48 04 Mar 2004
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HELP! I've got the "java/byteverify" virus!

AVG virus scan has picked up a file called "counter.class" which has the "java/byteverify" virus in it!

I managed to find out a bit about it on the net and was told that the program "CWShredder" would rid my PC of the virus...but it hasnt!

AVG still picks it up every time :(

How can I get this thing off my PC?!

Please help!

Jordan

  mikef. 18:52 04 Mar 2004

Have you got ME or XP if so it will be sitting in system restore and you will have to disable this, run AVG again and then re-enable it. You will loose your restore points but you will also loose the virus.

  Muckleface 19:21 04 Mar 2004

I have XP Pro, I tried what you said but it didnt work? Perhaps I did it wrong?

Run AVG and virus detected but AVG cant heal
Turn off system restore
Run AVG and virus is still detected
Turn on system restore
Run AVG and virus is still detected

Did I do something wrong?

Jordan

  Muckleface 19:23 04 Mar 2004

Run AVG and virus detected but AVG cant heal ---> Turn off system restore ---> Run AVG and virus is still detected ---> Turn on system restore ---> Run AVG and virus is still detected

Sorry, hope that makes more sense as to what I tried now!

Any ideas?

Jordan

  Muckleface 19:23 04 Mar 2004

Run AVG and virus detected but AVG cant heal ---> Turn off system restore ---> Run AVG and virus is still detected ---> Turn on system restore ---> Run AVG and virus is still detected

Sorry, hope that makes more sense as to what I tried now!

Any ideas?

Jordan

  bvw in bristol 19:33 04 Mar 2004

Can you post the exact location of the virus.

  Muckleface 19:46 04 Mar 2004

C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\.jpi_cache\jar\1.0

...and then its in a zip file called...

Counters.jar-35c4f3b2-40b61510

...which contains 5 files...

web.exe

Manifest.mf

Gummy.class

Counter.class

Beyond.class


The virus is in the file "Counter.class", does that help? Should I just delete the file which contains the virus?

Jordan

Jordan

  bvw in bristol 19:52 04 Mar 2004

Go there, right click and delete it.

It will go to the recycle bin which you can then empty.

  Muckleface 20:58 04 Mar 2004

Done!

  sattman 21:30 04 Mar 2004

This would help to ensure that you are completely clear on the Trojanclick here

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