W32/Gibe-F virus

  [DELETED] 23:33 23 Sep 2003

Help what do I do with this. My virus checker is fire is out and I get a message memory access violationn in module Kernel32 at 1511:64765458 and I have hundreds of e-mails gong out and returning.

  LastChip 23:53 23 Sep 2003

For a removal tool click here and follow the instructions on this site.

  [DELETED] 00:03 24 Sep 2003

I have done this but I still get the Error message Kernel32

  [DELETED] 00:10 24 Sep 2003

I am at risk with IE 6.0? Should I download and install this link?

  LastChip 00:15 24 Sep 2003

Sorry to question further, but have you downloaded it onto a floppy disk and run it from there.

You do not want to run this tool from a hard drive, as the virus will be active, and cannot be cleaned properly.

It is also essential, you download it on a "clean" machine, that you can guarantee will not contaminate the floppy. Once the floppy is prepared, write protect it before running the tool.

  [DELETED] 00:25 24 Sep 2003

So what you are saying go and use my office machine and down load Shopos Gibegui to a clean floppy and the run it on this machine? Can I use ther restore in XP? Thanks

  LastChip 00:50 24 Sep 2003

Whether you can use system restore, depends upon when your machine was infected. It is possible the files with System Restore are themselves corrupted.

However, if you can overcome the initial problem of cleaning your machine, in theory at least, you should be able to use the system restore facility. Incidentally, you would be well advised booting into Safe Mode, and disabling the System Restore facility, BEFORE you try and clean your machine.

Run the tool from a write protected floppy,with XP in Safe Mode.

  [DELETED] 16:26 24 Sep 2003

I have run system restore and all is well, firewall and anti-virus is ok. Run sophos and it seems to be clear. Thankss

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