Pathetic virus that blocks all antivirus software
by imran ahmad - 3/26/06 10:56 PM
recently a 'friend' of mine brought with him a virus in a pen drive. i knew that it contained a virus so i at first checked it with my one-month old upgraded mcafee antivirus; and found lots of virus' which of course was deleted. but after sometimes when i restarted the computer the computer just hanged at the desktop. i at first thought that it could be a trojan which messed up the registry, and made a few repairs through booting from my windows xp cd.then the computer started normally but my mcafee antivirus didn't open at all. the window opened but closed automatically. so i opened my ad aware lavasoft anti spyware software and runned a check on the computer and it found two registy changes and repaired it but still the antivirus was not opening. furthermore whenever i try to open the mcafee folder the computer hangs up and then restores itself, also, after creating a new folder i renamed it mcafee and the same happened with it as the original folder.
out of frustration, i restarted the computer and shockingly i was kicked back to square one. where the computer just hangs. whats the solution to this problem, which i guess is a virus. i'm writing this mail from another computer as mine is totally inaccessable. my operating system is windows xp pro service pack 2, and its a fast computer at 1.7ghz