Posted on 2005-03-09
Anyone know anything about this virus. I know that I picked it up by stupidly clicking on a popup disguised as a security patch for msie. It seemed to start automatically downloading a bunch of dll's and stuff from some porno site. Anyway even though I got rid of all the dll's and exe files from the hard drive and from the registry it just wouldnt go away. Windows would load but would show only my desktop background along with a message box stating that mprexe caused a fault in kernell32.dll.
So I had to reformat my hard drive and reload windows98. Everything seemed fine and it was going okay until i turned the computer off and then back on about 3 hours later. Then it loads and up comes the mprexe message. But after turning it off and back on the message disappeared.
Now the only thing on there that was copied from the infected disk were the Favorites for msie which I had transferred to a floppy and then back to the new reload. Is it possible that the virus could be hiding in the Favorites
I did a scan with trend micro housecall and it showed no viruses or trojans.
I did read somewhere on the net perhaps it was here at experts exchange that someone had a problem with mprexe showing up from time to time but not really causing any harm. Perhaps it no longer has the dll's to help spawn itself but anyway I'd really like to know a lot more about how it functions.