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    Unhappy Infected with a virus !!
    Hallo Peeps

    Not the OSX drives but my XP drive (bootcamp) is infected with a major pain in the PATOOT virus

    I had Spydoctor installed and it still slipped through, I've had them b4 but got rid of them ez enough but this one has disabled the cmd function, the task manager and I cant open any folders or drives so manual removal in XP is not an option

    Spydoctor when run finds nothing....which is weird....and its up to date too...not good

    so my plan is to either create a new XP system with XP and run an anti-virus program from there and immunize the infected XP drive

    or

    try and hunt down the viruses in OSX with ClamXav and kill them from there

    ClamXav is running now and it has found some viruses including the Zlob virus which I think is the culprit but it has been running for 2hrs and is painfully slow, like 30secs for one big file (50mb) and obviously this is built for OSX so it may not be able to identify all the viruses on the XP drive

    my problem is I cant modify the XP drive from OSX as its read only, I'm hoping there is a way to do this. I can see them but cant put them in the bin

    so really looking for any suggestions which may work better.

    ANybody know how to access/modify the XP drive ie turn privalages to read and write

    hope so coz this is a nightmare

    thanks in advance

    Simon

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    by the way my system:

    OSX 10.5.2
    Windows XP serv pack 2
    Mac Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by simondo3 View Post
    Hallo Peeps

    Not the OSX drives but my XP drive (bootcamp) is infected with a major pain in the PATOOT virus

    I had Spydoctor installed and it still slipped through, I've had them b4 but got rid of them ez enough but this one has disabled the cmd function, the task manager and I cant open any folders or drives so manual removal in XP is not an option

    Spydoctor when run finds nothing....which is weird....and its up to date too...not good
    That's because Spydoctor is an Anti-spyware application. If you have a virus, you'll need an anti-virus product to remove it. I'd recommend AVG Anti Virus Free Edition.

    so my plan is to either create a new XP system with XP and run an anti-virus program from there and immunize the infected XP drive

    or

    try and hunt down the viruses in OSX with ClamXav and kill them from there

    ClamXav is running now and it has found some viruses including the Zlob virus which I think is the culprit but it has been running for 2hrs and is painfully slow, like 30secs for one big file (50mb) and obviously this is built for OSX so it may not be able to identify all the viruses on the XP drive

    my problem is I cant modify the XP drive from OSX as its read only, I'm hoping there is a way to do this. I can see them but cant put them in the bin
    By default, OS X can only read NTFS partitions, it can not write to them without a third party product like Paragon NTFS for Mac.

    so really looking for any suggestions which may work better.

    ANybody know how to access/modify the XP drive ie turn privalages to read and write

    hope so coz this is a nightmare

    thanks in advance

    Simon
    I would recommend putting AVG Anti Virus on a flash drive. Then, boot your Windows partition in safe mode, install AVG and let it scan your drive directly after installation. Otherwise, delete your XP partition and restore it from backup.
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    +1 for AVG. I run it on all the PC's I look after and haven't had a virus problem in 4 years.

    If you have identified the virus, have you tried finding a removal tool from Symantech?
    Normally executable files so no cmd line needed.
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    Gee a windows product with a virus! Who would have thunk??

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