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W32.Mabezat.B Virus

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We took over a client recently where every server and workstation was infected badly with the W32.Mabezat.B virus.  We have installed temporary servers with new 2003 installations and updated Symantec, and have tried cleaning the XP workstations with a number of different methods that we have found on the internet.   This has not been successful and we are battling to remove it.   Has anyone had any success with a particular method of removal??  I'm reluctant to reformat every workstation if at all possible.  We have also noted that Symantec seems to get into a loop after it tries to clean the virus, continually demanding a restart.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT Manager

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yes i did it with http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan. try and tell me
You might want to try...Dr. Web Anti-Virus and Combofix...
http://www.freedrweb.com/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
Mohamed OsamaSenior IT Consultant
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In such cases , if the above tools did not do the trick, manual removal can help here.
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143555.htm
you just need to take the machine(s) offline in safe mode , one by one , delete the files and registry keys, search for & delete hidden autorun.inf files .maybe run a tool like Flash disinfector, ,empty Temp folders ,reboot , update Antivirus & scan, you should be good to go.

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