Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: I-worm Virus

  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I-worm Virus

    OL2000

    My virus checker (AVP Silver) has intercepted and isolated an incoming "I-worm magistr" which has got into my .pst file and which AVP thankfully no longer allows me to access. I have located and deleted the dplaysvr.exe file which appears to be the troublemaker by use of dos.
    Is there any way now I can retrieve my filed mail in the pst file - I am not worried about contacts or agenda as they were synchronised with my Psion and I have created a new pst file and reloaded them. The original pst file was placed by AVP in an "Infected" folder from which for safety I have sent it to the Recycle bin where it remains for safety (all 10 megabytes) and from which I will soon delete it if no way to retrieve information. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

  2. #2
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Roanoke area, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    3,729
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: I-worm Virus

    get the pst out of the recycle bin, do what you need to do to get acces and locate the message with the worm and delete it - then empty outlook's deleted folder. the rest of the pst will be ok.

    you really shouldn't let scanners scan psts and definitely not quarintine them. the problem is just with one message, no need to throw it all away.

    finding which message might be more difficult - unless avp told you which one it is. start by deleting all spam and messages you don't need. scan it to see if the virus is gone. then delete mail with attachment icons or that are html format.

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: I-worm Virus

    Great - thanks for promptness. AVP would not allow me to move the pst from the Recycle Bin so I disabled it with some trepidation. AVP had given me the message with the worm attached and I deleted it successfully. All is now restored and seems OK and have now restored operation of AVP which seems to have saved me from a lot of trouble, from what I have now read about the worm Magistr which is a real nasty.
    I shall run the AVP Scan again to be sure.
    Thank you again <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> <img src=/S/kiss.gif border=0 alt=kiss width=15 height=15>

  4. #4
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: I-worm Virus

    I have already thanked you for solving my problem - but before I had your advice I reloaded my backup pst from January and although I have renamed it so as not to pick it up again, having revived my current pst as you suggested - I now find I have two identical Personal Folders on the Outlook Bar and if I try to delete either I get the message that I cannot remove a folder with my Calendar - fair enough I don't want to do that but would like to tidy up the Outlook Bar. The relevant folder only shows one pst and the archive pst. But the pst that I am using has become about double its previous size!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •