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Offline jun

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Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« on: October 18, 2004, 06:28:43 AM »
Hi guys. I am in a bind. My Avast antivirus has detected a virus (Semnet) but cant cure it.  Can anyone help ???

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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 09:22:32 AM »
What file is reported as being infected?
What is its location?
Have you tried a boottime scan?
What OS?

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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 06:41:23 AM »
Hi Eddy.
I am using windows ME. The infected files are c:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0114025.CPY  and c:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0157139.CPY

Sorry for my ignorance but what's a boottime scan and how will it help?
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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 11:12:45 AM »
Never used ME before but that folder looks like the system restore folder.

If it is then disable system restore, this will delete all the files in that folder.

Boot time scan is a virus scan that is executed outside of windows during boot up. I think the advantage is that when in windows Avast wont be able to access certain files, files that are protected by windows so being outside of windows avast be be able to access these files.



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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 12:34:23 PM »
Duke is correct. Do as he suggested.

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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 01:51:19 PM »
If it is then disable system restore, this will delete all the files in that folder.

Start > Control Panel > System > System restore > Disable
Click Apply
Enable it again
Click Ok

Boot time scan is a virus scan that is executed outside of windows during boot up. I think the advantage is that when in windows Avast wont be able to access certain files, files that are protected by windows so being outside of windows avast be be able to access these files.

Remember, boot time scanning is a feature for Windows 2k/XP.
It's not for Windows 'ME' or 9x due to a Windows limitation, not avast.
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Re:Win32:Semnet[joke] virus
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2004, 02:51:30 AM »
Thank to all for the much needed and useful infos.  They are all well appreciated.