Help - yaha k worm!

  johnllew 23:31 13 Jan 2003
  johnllew 23:31 13 Jan 2003

My daughter has been receiving strange screensaver emails which I have been forwarding to [email protected] who are pretty good at stopping spam.

Unfortunately tonight, I opened the attachment with such an email and AVG informed me there was a virus therein. I ran a full test and AVG (updated to 10th Jan) isolated the virus - it was I-Worm/Yaha.K. At the end of the run, it recommended me to put the virus in the vault which I tried but the program said the virus could not be removed.

The location of the worm was in the temporary internet files so I deleted the lot along with all cookies and ran AVG again. This time there was no virus detected.

Have I done enough? Why could the virus not be removed by AVG? Was it because my email to [email protected] was in the outbox?

Sorry, I'm not an expert at all this and have relied on your advice in the past, for which I have been most impressed and very grateful.

Thanks in anticipation.

  Hunte® 23:36 13 Jan 2003

Go to [email protected]" title="[email protected]" TARGET="_new">click here. This site tells you all about the virus and also contains a utility to run to remove it if it is present on your system.

As you have found out though, AVG updates from Christmas Day have recognised this virus.

  VoG™ 23:38 13 Jan 2003

[email protected]" title="[email protected]" TARGET="_new">click here hope this helps

  VoG™ 23:39 13 Jan 2003
  johnllew 10:27 15 Jan 2003

Thanks chaps/chapesses. Any idea why AVG could not remove the virus to the vault once found? Do I need a better anti-virus software product?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:36 15 Jan 2003

The 'vault' used by AVG is only a temporary holding file. Most viruses are harmless so will have little or no effect on HOME systems and there is little to worry about. AVG did its job by alerting you to the virus. I use AVG and have no problems with it.


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