Posted on 2003-03-22
It could be a coincidence, but 3 of my PC’s became virus-infected since
the war against Saddam began. One of my computers shows weird wallpaper (one shows
the word “Spawn”) when Windows opens.
I ran Norton Antivirus 2002 (about a year old version) on all my PC’s and it found no viruses, which I don’t believe. Then I had my machines checked with the
online virus service from Trend Micro and sure enough, DOZENS of files were found as virus-infected. The bad news is, this utility reports that I cannot access the files so, they cannot be cleaned nor can they be deleted..
My question is: what’s the best way to repair my PC’s?, would a total wipe out of the hard drives (hd’s are loaded with GB’s of data!) leave my PC’s virus-free?
Also, is Norton Antivirus any good at all?, how come id did detected NO VIRUSES???.. Some of the viruses McAfee (Trend Micro) reported are:
WORM OPASERV.K and WORM BIBROG.C
I'm running Windows Me on all machines.
Please reply a.s.a.p.
Efrain R Portales