W32 Worm is killing a Windows 2000 machine

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hi all,

I have an issue with a Worm that has caused me quite a headache. I have an agent that has downloaded the newest version of the W32 Worm on their personal computer which is running Windows 2000. I have worked with McAfee to remove this little bug, but I have not been fully able to fix the issue. As far as I can tell I have removed this obnoxious devil, but when the computer is on for more than just a few minutes I lose the ability to connect to the internet. I can neither ping anu outside IP addresses and I get a page can not be found error when I use internet explorer. To add insult to injury if I restart some critical services I am able to reconnect to the internet; sometimes. I have been working under the administrator account and the agent's account. The same situation arrises in both accounts. Any wise insight would be greatly appreciated.

A lonely, sad, Network Admin
Question by:NetworkOperations
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    Expert Comment

    Download and run HijackThis from
    (use the "direct download" link in the upper-right corner)

    Copy-and-paste the log here.

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    Author Comment

    I tried Avast and wow that took care of it. Thank you very much!!!!!!

    A now happy but still socially accepted Network Administrator

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