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hi,
Is there any fix or tool available for VBS/REDLOF@M virus.It's not getting cleaned even with Mcafee 4.51 Sp1 and Dat is 4253 with 4.2.40 engine.
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by:stevenlewis
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by:Hollmer
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You will not get that cleaned.  That is a virus / worm.  

You can only clean files that have been infected themselves.  This never was a clean file to start with so ALL of the code is infected.  Basically if you were to "clean" this file, you'd end up with a zero byte file.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99476.htm

Just delete this file.

By the way... I work for McAfee in the Anti-Virus group.

-Rick
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by:ghana
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What do you mean with "not getting cleaned"? A single file/some files or your computer?

If you are not able to clean files then follow the advice of Hollmer and delete the files. If a file is the virus itself and the virus did not attach to another file then you have to delete it.

If you are not able to clean your computer then try to boot in safe mode and repeat scanning. By the way: Which operating system do you have?
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by:rksharma98
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Hi,
I agree with Hollmer and ghana's point of deleting the Virus files.But what I was looking at was a Specific tool which could detect and clean virus from all the drives and remove enteries made by Virus in Registry. I found a solution which worked for me from undermentioned site.From here I downloaded sysclean.com file and lattest pattern file mentioned(in Zip format)and then followed as mentioned in three steps

http://www.trendmicro.com/download/tsc.asp


1) Create new folder then copy both these files in it.
2) Extract the contents of lpt492.zip file in the same folder.
3) Run sysclean.com file. It will clean this virus from all the drives.
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by:Hollmer
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That file very well might work, but most scanners work so that if you delete a file manually off of you hard drive, and / or delete all of the infected files, the scanner will not even look at the registry.  The registry is not scanned (by McAfee) if a known virus pattern is not found.  So you could be doing yourself a disservice by manually deleting the file.

If you can't delete the file, it just means that it is locked by the system.  You will need to track down that process and kill it.  Then you should be able to re-scan and let your AV delete it for you.

Hope this helps a bit.

-R
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by:Azidburn
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actually, sysclean.com will not entirely fix your computer but will only remove it.

in order to fix it permanently, you need to download the latest internet explorer patch from microsoft.
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