I-Worm/Sober.I Removal

  Pesala 12:28 23 Jan 2005

My internet connection was slowing down to a crawl, so I ran a virus scan and discovered the following two worms in C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\*.CPY files:



AVG says it has healed them, but they are still found on a repeat check. How does one get rid of these?

  VoG II 12:31 23 Jan 2005

Sounds like these are in a Restore Point. Turn off System Restore, scan again, turn System Restore on again. click here

  Pesala 12:33 23 Jan 2005

If you find any infected file again, please restart your computer in Safe mode. To do it press and hold the F8 key during the initial Windows boot phase. Repeat all steps described above in Safe mode.

This is what I just found on the AVG Site, so I guess I'll try that first.

  bof:) 12:40 23 Jan 2005

Hi Pesala, try here for the 1st 1. still looking for the 2nd one.

[email protected]" title="http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]" TARGET="_new">click here


  Pesala 13:57 23 Jan 2005

Had a nap while it was running. Now scanning again in regular mode. Just found the worm again (>_<).

What to do now?

  VoG II 14:01 23 Jan 2005

Did you turn off System Restore?

  Pesala 14:13 23 Jan 2005

The official advice on the AVG website doesn't say anything about turning off System Restore: click here just to restart in Safe Mode, which is what I did. I assumed that running the check in Safe Mode would enable AVG to remove the infected files. Apparently the official advice is not valid.

I have now turned off system restore, and will try again.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 14:26 23 Jan 2005

Why you should turn off system restore first?

click here

  Pesala 15:54 23 Jan 2005

Scanned without System Restore. Re-enable System Restore. Scanned again, all clear. Doesn't seem to be anyway to contact AVG to inform them of the error on their website. Are there any registered users who could do that?

  VoG II 16:01 23 Jan 2005
  Pesala 16:05 23 Jan 2005

click here

This advice is incorrect.

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