Virus attack on exe progs

  spondoolix 12:21 07 Mar 2004

My machine running windows xp home has been attacked by a virus (could be nachi.B)which has disabled all .exe programs. When I attempt to open a program I get error message that reads "windows cannot find......exe". Also I can't open the command prompt...connect to the net...etc can I fix this?....would greatly appreciate any suggestions

  Belatucadrus 12:48 07 Mar 2004

Download and run the avast! free anti virus cleaner click here look under the "Solving other problems" chapter for notes on how to run it if your .exe files have been corrupted. It's a small download that fits neatly on a floppy so is easily portable.

  spondoolix 13:54 07 Mar 2004

...downloaded avast on my other machine which thankfully still had internet the program on infected machine and it detected and removed "Worm/Protoride" and "Worm/Nachi.B"...have rebooted and the system now appears to be about to try internet access and networking...this time being careful to maintain firewalls etc...again thanks for the quick the way have reported virus to "viruses in the wild"

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