Win32/Winatch virus - AVG software

  Grayd 00:41 07 Mar 2003

AVG anti-virus software has just reported:-

"C:\WINDOWS\DMQC\PATCH.EXE Virus identified Win32/Winatch"

The AVG software says that the "PATCH.EXE" file cannot be removed.

Now what do I do?

Gray D

  Terrahawk 01:27 07 Mar 2003

what o/s

  Stokey 09:17 07 Mar 2003

Grayd, go in in safe mode & delete it from there.

  MAJ 09:23 07 Mar 2003

Following on from Stokey's advice and Terrahawk's question, if you're running Windows ME or Windows XP, disable System Restore first. When the file is deleted, run AVG again, if all clear, re-activate System Restore and create a clean restore point.

  Grayd 11:12 08 Mar 2003

O/S is XP.

About to try your fix. I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks for the advice -sorry for the delay in responding.

Gray D

  -pops- 11:17 08 Mar 2003

Try doing a system restore to before this happened before you do anything else. You never know, you may be able to remove it that way.


  Grayd 12:04 08 Mar 2003

File deleted.

Clean run of AVG.

New system restore point created.

Thanks for the help, peeps.

Gray D

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