My friend had the kak virus. I have tried to get into the registry of his system to remove the offending line. He is using windows 98SE. When ever I try to use regedit I get the message "the registry is locked by the administrator. My friend only knows his access password. And under passwords I can't find any mention of an administrator. The local firm that built his computer has gone bust so no help there. Has anyone any ideas how I can remove this lock on the registry editor.
Yes I'am sure its the kak. Found the .HTA file in the stat up. He believes he got it from microsoft that stated he should install the update. I don't think it was this email that caused his problem though. he had the preview pane open in outlook express and he didn't have the up to date patch for it either. I have now removed the kak file, amended the autoexec file and down loaded the update for outlook express. Just can;t get rid of the registry setting. My email is [email protected]
I will run mcaffee "stinger" to check for others once I've got access to the registry.
Yes I know what you are saying. When I first got the phone message that he had opened an attachment from microsoft, I immeadiately thought of the Gibe and Swen virus. However I thought these only affected XP and not windows 98SE. Then I thought someone had used the same method to spread the KAk virus. The autoexec file definitely had the lines for the KaK virus. It could well be that he has more than one virus. His antivirus was well out of date!!!! Will down load your files and go round to see if I can get in