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What software will successfully remove and innoculate this worm as it is spread completely through a network. Can this worm also affected a AS400 server as the PC'c running Win98 are being used as terminals. I allready tried NAV 2003, and tried to block any incomming worms with Norton internet Security firewall unsuccessfully.  
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There are 2 different viruses that fit to your description with "msvxd":
- Datom.A arrives as msvxd.exe and drops the files msvxd.exe, msvxd16.dll and msvxd32.dll.
- Kazmor uses msvxd.vbs and drops a file called windows.exe.

Both viruses are able to spread in network environments but none of them is able to infect AS400. The target of both viruses are Windows operating systems but no mainframe systems.

I assume your network is infected by Datom.A because this virus is more present in the wild. Trend Micro offers a free removal tool for Datom.A:
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_DATOM.A

I would try this tool first to remove the virus. If you want to use Symantec's antivirus products follow the description on their virus information page (it's important to start the computers in safe mode if you want to clean them):

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.datom.worm.html

To inoculate your computers you need current antivirus software on all of your computers in your network.
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