By Redsolitaire
May 4, 2006
  1. An oldie but a nasty... MyDoom recently surfaced on my pc. McAfee has no problem finding and deleting it; but within a few hours, it's back. I don't open attachments to emails and I only go to trusted 'net sites (like my bank, etc).

    Question: Can this virus replicate itself after being deteted? If so, how the heck do I permanently get rid of it?

    (I've already tried Stinger, AdAware, MSN's Beta Malware dohicky, and of course, McAfee's antivirus program.)

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    It`s probably hiding in system restore, that`s why it`s important to turn off system restore, which will delete all your restore points and anything nasty that`s lurking in them.

    Then run your virus scanners again. Hopefully this will get rid of it.

    I also suggest you go HERE and follow the instructions in the order they are given.

    Post a fresh HJT log, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Redsolitaire

    Redsolitaire TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, Howard!!

    I did (most) of what you suggested, thanks for the info and tips.

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