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    Server 2003 infected with W32/Virut.n.gen

    My windows server 2003 sp2 standard edition is infected with W32/Virut.n.gen as detected by Mcafee. I have removed the entries from the hosts file which are created by the virus. I have installed Mcafee 8.5 but its service are not running, I have to choose a manual scan from right click context menu then I got to know about the infection of almost all .exe & .html files also Avira business suit also failed to install. How can I remove the virus without rebooting the server in safe mode or without reinstalling windows?

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    See W32/Virut.n.gen Removal Guide.

    Note: you should make sure any important data is backed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez View Post
    Joe ,
    Hello....I went to check out the link and received an "alert" from "WOT" ( web of trust) as being unsafe.... really unsafe, check this out http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/spywareremove.com Not sure if this is a false positive or not..Thought i would pass this along. Regards Fred
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    Hi bhuwanp : Canned "Removal Instructions" are rarely, if ever, reliable; that is definitely true of the "Spyware Remove" Site, which is just a Promoter of the "SpyHunter" software ( they have promoted other software in the Past ) . Much more reliable are Advanced Malware Removal Forums, such as the One at BleepingComputer. com and their Malware Disintegrator Instructor "extremeboy" says Virut infections are uncurable . See his complete Recommendations at www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic210780.html .
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    Can I repair it using server 2003 bootable cd. & all my installed programs will remain as they are.

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    No, you need to clean the virus out, then repair any corrupt files.

    cheers, Paul

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    How can I clean the system, softwares are not installing.

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    You might try to put the cleaning tools on a USB thumb drive that you know is clean (perhaps a new drive), then us the thumb drive to access the tools. Many of these tools have portable versions of the apps for this purpose.
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    Boot from one of the many boot CDs with anti virus, then attempt to clean your disks. May be worth connecting an external disk and backing up first.

    cheers, Paul

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    spiritwind has your answer. backup all your docs, stay away from executables
    then reformat and reinstall your OS, that bug is nasty and you can't remove it.
    the bleeping computer site info is reliable.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic210780.html
    Last edited by physician97; 2011-02-10 at 09:20. Reason: grammar

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