virus affecting scandisc

  ancel 00:10 12 Mar 2003
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Hi all Im running windows 98 with Zone Alarm Pro Panda anti virus Ghost Surf Spam Killer and Ad Subtract.
When I try to run Scandisc a pesky programme writes to disc-defrag works.
When this happened before it was the start of virus problems-undetected by Norton anti virus.
Can I hunt this pest down.
How do I remove it?.

  MichelleC 09:57 12 Mar 2003

Have you scandisced in safemode so nothing else in running in b/g to interrupt?

  ancel 11:04 12 Mar 2003

I ve seen safe mode mentioned often in virus instructions-how do I operate scandisc in safe mode?.

  3tg 11:26 12 Mar 2003

I am busy doing that right now on my other computer, Norton is giving me problems. Start up computer, wait for screen with message at the bottom and press F5 for safemode, then do Scandisk in System Tools. Cheers

  ancel 01:26 13 Mar 2003

Yes it did run scandisc in safe mode.
How can I find the programme that is writing to the hard disc-and-how can I delete it if the delete option is denied

  powerless 01:28 13 Mar 2003

Don't just always run in SAFE MODE.

  ancel 13:45 13 Mar 2003

Does the same hold true for defrag

  powerless 13:47 13 Mar 2003

Yes.

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