I was called to an SOS for a friend who has got a nasty Exploit-MIME.gen virus in his Windows 98. Not sure what version of IE probably 5 or 5.5
The Norton Anti Virus didn't pick it up probably because he didn't have auto protect running though his email was protected, something had removed the Tick from Protect Outlook Express. Norton also would not run properly and advised re installing. I'm going to do that tomorrow.
I have disabled the Outlook from sending any SMTP server mail but left it allowing incoming mail.
The server will keep filling up with new virus related rejects if I don't kill of temporarily his ability to send any mail at all.
He can do it on www.globalnet.com
website for the time being until I sort out how to rid the system of this -
I've tried Symantec site and instructions to run a scan were there along with a patch from Microsoft which is worth downloading but does anything need cleaning out from Registry or other places? Is there a site I can go and get more detail on how to rid the system of this which came as scores of emails rejected by server and which were advising that email was being sent out from this person's computer attaching .exe to mail and to recipients he had never heard of? Nasty!