AVG Why you should update!!

  DWANE PYPE 23:30 07 Dec 2003

My son has just had to reformat and reinstall all his files etc etc:on his computer because his AVG was not upto date, so it's been said many,many times on this forum update,and keep it updated.
The Virus was "MSREXE.EXE" has anybody any Idea,what it was,how or what did it do,and is it a new one!!
thanks inadvance.

  Forum Editor 23:59 07 Dec 2003

who have been affected by the Sub 7 Trojan. This little nasty can be very nasty indeed, and effectively turns your computer into a server, which can then be accessed by an attacker. The person concerned can gain full control of your computer, and can read, alter, or delete existing files, or place new ones on the machine.

The original infection almost certainly came with a jpeg image file in an email attachment.

  terminus 00:02 08 Dec 2003

click here

google search came up with this

  Forum Editor 00:12 08 Dec 2003

the link from terminus refers to the W32 Opaserv-O virus, which copies itself to MPREXE.EXE, whereas your infection was MSREXE.EXE - which is indicative of Sub 7.

  terminus 00:21 08 Dec 2003

Your right Ed it should have been this one click here
I just read Msrexe.exe and passed the link.

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