W32 Spybot Worm

  griffo 20:35 10 Mar 2005

NAV detected this infection in 3 files and couldn't fix them. Ran Spybot search & destroy and it found loads of errors, quite a few it couldn't fix as it said they were in use and asked to run spybot again on restart. I said OK and rebooted. During reboot I'm getting the following:
"NAV autoprotect, unable to determine the location of the configuration files". I click OK and it then enters W98 setup wizard!!
Can anyone please help??

  Happy Soul 20:55 10 Mar 2005

Have you tried click here
or click here ?

  Happy Soul 21:07 10 Mar 2005

And have you read this click here ?

  griffo 21:10 10 Mar 2005

Unfortunately I can't even boot properly into safe mode. It doesn't load explorer or any icons.

  zarobian 21:36 10 Mar 2005

Symantec security response center has detailed information regarding removal of the W32.spybot.worm.
click here.

  griffo 21:40 10 Mar 2005

Yes I know thanks, but as already stated, I can't reboot to do any of the recommended fixes. I get the DOS message "NAV autoprotect, unable to determine the location of the configuration files" and then it goes into W98 set up wizard. I need to overcome this problem first.

  Dan the Confused 22:43 10 Mar 2005

Try restoring the registry click here to the previous one (note that there should be a space after 'cd' in the MSKB instructions).

  woodchip 22:48 10 Mar 2005

As a temp start try starting with a Win98 floppy and at A:\> type

SCANREG /RESTORE put the oldest date back then reboot and try to remove the Virus after you get it going

  griffo 09:36 11 Mar 2005

thanks for these suggestions, will try them this evening and post results. Cheers

  griffo 07:30 12 Mar 2005

Did this - it worked! PC now rebooted, running virus checker (Norton)to see if bug is still there. Will work from there. Many thanks to both of you, very much appreciated.

  griffo 10:20 12 Mar 2005

NAV has now fixed the three infected files - all seems fine now. Again, many thanks.

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