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    Uranium Lounger
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    What virus does this?

    When I tried to help a friend with an internet connection problem today I found that his desktop icons scrambled all over the place and stopped in a different location than they started in whenever you get near a certain spot on the desktop with the cursor. They then move whenever you go near any of them for a while. Sometimes you can sneek up on one that's on the edge and execute it but it's not consistent. I'm pretty sure This is being caused by some sort of virus, but without a name, the antivirus sites aren't much help. He's not running an antivirus program on his system (I know, I know) and now can't access the internet to use an online service. Anyone know which of the little nasties my friend has ???
    Thanks!!
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    Re: What virus does this?

    Yes - I posted something on it a month or two back. Hold on while I do a search. . . .

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    Re: What virus does this?

    Here you go:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/magistr.shtml>IWorm_Magistr, I-Worm.Magistr, W32/Magistr@mm</A>

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    Depending on its internal counters the virus manifests itself: it gets access to Windows desktop and does not allow to access icons on the desktop by mouse. When mouse cursor is moved to an icon, the virus moves the icon out of the cursor. It looks like desktop icons try to "escape" mouse cursor. The similar effect was first introduced by Joke.Win.Stupid joke program, but there was a button 'running away' from mouse cursor, not an icon

    Does that sound like the little blighter?

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    Re: What virus does this?

    W32.Magistr.24876@mm - found it in my 'notes'.
    Sorry it took so long to find it.
    Symantec website has removal tools.
    OOPS - I see Leif already gave the data <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: What virus does this?

    By Jove !!! I think you've got it !!!
    You guys here at the lounge are THE BEST !!!!! Answers in minutes and here's an apology for taking so long, before I can get the thank you posted.
    Thanks again !! I'm off to get the fix.
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