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    Advice needed Re: Virus plz :)


    I've only ever had to deal with a virus on my pc once or twice in my 7yrs on the net. Those occasions have been simple to deal with after downloading one program or another from the symantec webby.

    ANyway, the long and the short of it is that I switched my pc on, connected to the net and bang!, I get a virus alert. A virus named "Bloodhound.packed" has infected a file SYSCFG32.exe.

    I gather from the symantec site that this virus name is a generic one given to unkown virii that are detected using its bloodhound heurstics (whatever that may be)

    I cannot repair the file, or quarantine it. So, any advice on how to proceed? Is SYSCFG32.exe a bonafide XP file? Can I just simply delete the file and be on my way? Or is a complete reinstall needed?

    Any help would be great!


    [Edit] After googling the filename it seems either this file is a popular target for virii or else is a file placed there by the virus.....

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    • Allen's system
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    While installing the worm copies itself to the Windows system directory under the name "syscfg32.exe" and registers this file in two system registry auto-run keys:

    Configuration Loader = syscfg32.exe

    Configuration Loader = syscfg32.exe
    I'd suggest you delete that file and those entries from the registry if they're there as that is what will start the virus each time windows loads. If you can't delete the file, delete the registry entries and restart, then delete the file.

    Hope that will help.

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    Cheers Big Al I'll give it a go now.

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