W32/Generic!worm

My Mcafee Detects the folowing virus for so many times but is only able to delete it but can't remove it from the system. Please tell me any free utility to remove it from my System

sal.xls.exe      W32/Generic!worm (Virus)
tsultanAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

war1Commented:
tsultan,

The worm may be in System Restore, so that is why you cannot delete it. Disable system restore.

This is Trend Micro description of the worm
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_VB.CII

Here is how to remove it
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM%5FVB%2ECII&VSect=Sn
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
rpggamergirlCommented:
That's called  "flashdrive' infection, in every root partition it creates the files below: You need to remove autorun.inf in every root partition, it's hidden, you can see it in DOS prompt.

* \Autorun.inf --> used to autorun the worm when the drive is accessed, so must be removed.
* \sal.xls.exe
*Windows\ufdata2000.log

I would suggest running "Flash_Disinfector.exe" not sure if "sal.xls.exe" variant is covered yet but the tool creates a bogus "autorun.inf" which would help prevent the worm from loading and spreading.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe
According to the author, when flash_disinfector is run, it will create a bogus folder, autorun.inf in every partition. It wont stop the infected file from getting in, but it does prevent the loading point from getting created.


PrevX:(claims to remove it)
http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/RRDFGG29969813/SAL.XLS.EXE.html
0
war1Commented:
tsultan, any update?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Anti-Virus Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.