system infected with W32.HLLW.Heffer worm
Posted on 2004-11-15
I have a dual-boot system with WinXP and Win 98 as my two operating systems. After noticing that my system was starting to freeze up and I was no longer able to burn CDs with Nero (the problem occurring in both operating systems), I scanned for viruses, etc. first with Norton, then with XSoftSpy, which revealed that my system had been infected with 3 things: Troj/AnaFTP-01, Marketscore(Netsetter), and W32.HLLW.Heffer. XSoftSpy seems to have deleted the first two, as I am unable to find any trace of them in my system (a susequent scan with XSoftSpy no longer detected them as well). This scan did show that W32.HLLW.Heffer was still in my system (even though the software claimed to have deleted it). I'm wondering how I can cleanse my system of this worm, and would also like to know if this could be the reason that my CD burning software is no longer functioning properly.