Solved

Virus infected *.pst files!

Posted on 2000-03-31
6
256 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I need to delete viruses (Melissa,Proverb) from outlook'97 *.pst files. Which antivirus software could solve this problem?
0
Comment
Question by:m_pav
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:VinceA
ID: 2674066
Take a look at this MS KB article, it may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q224/4/36.asp

You can also get this article by sending an E-mail with a subject of "Q224436" (without the quotes) to mshelp@microsoft.com.

This link should automate that for you:
mailto:mshelp@microsoft.com?subject=Q224436
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Chrism
ID: 2676254
I would download something like McAfee:

http://download.mcafee.com/eval/evaluate.asp

for a trial period.  It has the ability to scan your email files and clean them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:m_pav
ID: 2680714
Unfortunately, McAfee can't find Melissa in *.pst files.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aico
ID: 2687859
Well, I disagree with the last comment. I've installed Mcafee (Netshield) on several servers, also with PST-files on them. And some of them were indeed infected with Melissa and Netshield cleaned them. Are you using a Win95 or WinNT station. For WinNT you need Netshield, which can be evaluated at www.nai.com.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aico
ID: 2687861
Well, I disagree with the last comment. I've installed Mcafee (Netshield) on several servers, also with PST-files on them. And some of them were indeed infected with Melissa and Netshield cleaned them. Are you using a Win95 or WinNT station. For WinNT you need Netshield, which can be evaluated at www.nai.com. You could also have a look at Antiviral Toolkit Pro. www.avp.com Really good Antivirus program.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
koonsma earned 50 total points
ID: 2734556
the problem we ran into is that MCafees does recognize .pst fioles by default you have to add it to the list
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question