New Virus Going Around ?

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Hi,

Something really funny going on, particularly if you don't believe in
coincidences.

I'm running XP.

Two nights ago, my PC wouldn't boot, no matter what I tried.
Error msg was that a system file was corrupt.

I may have the order wrong, but it apparently was something like:

\Windows\System32\Config\

Anyway, after 2 hours on the phone with dell support, we got it going again.

Tonight a friend of mine called me that his PC had EXACTLY the same error
msg, and problem.

Is there perhaps a new Virus going around ?  Or,...?

Bob



Re: New Virus Going Around ?


| Hi,
|
| Something really funny going on, particularly if you don't believe in
| coincidences.
|
| I'm running XP.
|
| Two nights ago, my PC wouldn't boot, no matter what I tried.
| Error msg was that a system file was corrupt.
|
| I may have the order wrong, but it apparently was something like:
|
| \Windows\System32\Config\
|
| Anyway, after 2 hours on the phone with dell support, we got it going again.
|
| Tonight a friend of mine called me that his PC had EXACTLY the same error
| msg, and problem.
|
| Is there perhaps a new Virus going around ?  Or,...?
|
| Bob
|

OS corruption and not a virus.  Pure coincidence with your friend.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: New Virus Going Around ?

Robert11 wrote:
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I had a similar situation after uninstalling and installing
a different firewall.  But after all was said and done,
turning off the firewall did nothing.  Something reall did
corrupt a system32 file, I can't remember which one.

I restored from an image backup and all was ok since.  No
virus has been found by NOD32 and I don't think it was a virus.

Louise

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