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mariomaster
I have a great word of advice for you:

Do NOT install Zilla Popup Blocker!!!

It looked so tame, and it blocked popups like no other. But one day, it started nagging me like crazy, and forced me to give in. It then rebooted my PC, and all hell broke loose. I think it took control of my memory. It didn't look THAT bad until I reinstalled my Windows 2000 SP3 again and it was absolutely dormant. Then, it took control of my computer completely, and ran all these commands before I could figure out what it was doing. It had formatted my PC. I reinstalled windows, and it now runs BSOD and freezes all the time now. No antivirus I installed would fix it. But then I got sick of it. I threw out my memory chips and bought new ones. But that friggen virus attached itself to the NEW memory chips as well! I just can't get rid of it!

Please, someone help. My PC is only 3 years old.
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FunDa
What do you mean memory chips ?

Do you mean memory cards (like that of a camera or cellphone) ?
Then once the virus is removed from your computer, a simple format of the cards should clean them. Don't throw out the old memory cards- just format them.

NEVER DOUBLE CLICK THEM (even to look inside) - Right click and format !
reb00table
If you threw your RAM memories, you did really bad. I don't think there is such a powerfull virus, but if it's stuck in your hard drive try http://dban.sourceforge.net/ . It's like an OS: place the cd inside, reboot, boot from cd, let it clean. It takes a while ( after 45min -> 9% in my case, and my hard drive is 20GB) .
Have fun Wink
ocalhoun
If you are referring to your computer's RAM that you threw away, you should know that the chips are incapable of storing anything without a constant supply of power. When you turn your computer off, they go completely blank.

Here's what you do, which will get rid of a virus no matter what.

1: Format all data drives that have come into contact with the virus
2: Use a partition manager (like Fdisk) to remove the partitions from the drives.
3: If you have a program that does it available, write all 1's or all 0's to the drive.
4: Turn the computer completely off.
5: Remove the RAM chips
6*: (optional: read note) Remove CMOS battery
7: Wait for a while, then reinstall RAM and CMOS battery (set up BIOS settings to factory default)
8: Turn it back on
9: Partition and format your drives

*Note: If it fails the first time (extremely unlikely), repeat and include step #6. Step #6 might cause a lot of trouble for you, and it is very rare for a virus to be able to survive in your CMOS, but if it does, this will get rid of it.

Remember to wipe all drives that could have it on there, even removable drives.
Diablosblizz
FunDa wrote:
Then once the virus is removed from your computer, a simple format of the cards should clean them. Don't throw out the old memory cards- just format them.

NEVER DOUBLE CLICK THEM (even to look inside) - Right click and format !


If the card is infected and you put it into the card reader then there is a chance of the virus returning to your computer. To format the device completely, attempt to plug this card in somewhere else. A computer with Deep Freeze would work perfectly.

Good luck.
mariomaster
No...

I didn't throw out the ram, I replaced my memory chips.
Arnie
What "memory chips" ? The word is ambiguous.

Your problem is that the virus remains on other parts of the harddisk and/or in your backed up documents on CD's, DVD's, USB drives or whatever. Use dban or Killdisk to totally blank your harddisk, then reinstall (is your Windows installation CD original or a copy?) and don't connect any CD, DVD, USB stick, network device etc. to the computer. You'll see that it will stay clean. Next, you have to find out which CD/DVD/etc. is contaminated and which is not.

If you don't know what you're doing, get a professional.
mariomaster
I've just destroyed all hard drives with Active@KillDisk. It's in slightly better condition now. The culprit:

Quote:
Error on Line 22: 01010100001100010101010 SERIOUS RAM ERROR


That's what my PC told me, I ran avBoot 2000 and it eradicated the virus, along with the contents of my many USB drives, and CD drives. My floppies were all okay.

Then, I had to rewrite all the damn 0s and 1s to the drive PROPERLY, which took about 2 hours. Then had to use Killdisk, to destroy my partition again, another 3 hours.
Accidentally destroyed the floppy partition, another 45 minutes,
Forced the 98 (Original)CD, to format C: again, installed it, another 1 hour.

But then something weird happened. When it rebooted my PC, it read:


Quote:
Windows Protection Error. You must restart your computer


At this point I started getting angry. I did everything, nothing helped. Safe mode didn't work. Scandisk screwed up. Regscan screwed up. AvBoot told me nothing was wrong. PC Doctor didn't work. So I reInstalled Windows 98 SE and it worked. So now I'm using my Pc again. The blue screens and stuff are really rare now, but I'm kind of laying low with how much I challenge my PC in terms of memory right now, in case I screw it up.

Heres what happened: The virus literally destroyed 2GB of my memory, scrambled my Win.com file and stayed resident. Then, when I reformatted my PC (instead of destroying the partition, big error there), it rescrambled my Win.com file. It did the same thing with Kernel32.dll, Explorer.exe, and JSCRIPT.DLL. Then, it screwed up my 0s and 1s so that I'd get random memory errors. Probably the worst virus I've ever seen in my life. And i've spent my life eradicating PC Viruses for a living, never seen anything as bad as this.

Nothing like looking at the read-only log file! Laughing
Thanks you guys.
Deuxansenchine
Did anybody ever used an effective anti-virus software??? I think it is all crap that anti-virus software company use to make money. They infect your computer and then you have to buy there stupid anti virus....

I just refformated my computer to ghost it properly, like if it was a brand new cute clean computer, and after a few days, only going on safe web sites, ( no porn website I swear! Smile) I hade a kind of virus that does nothing, but just took of my admin full control. Now I`ll have to format it again to make it brand new cute and clean computer before I ghost it. aaaaaarrrgh so tired of that shit
Arnie
Quote:
The virus literally destroyed 2GB of my memory, scrambled my Win.com file and stayed resident. Then, when I reformatted my PC (instead of destroying the partition, big error there), it rescrambled my Win.com file. It did the same thing with Kernel32.dll, Explorer.exe, and JSCRIPT.DLL. Then, it screwed up my 0s and 1s so that I'd get random memory errors. Probably the worst virus I've ever seen in my life. And i've spent my life eradicating PC Viruses for a living, never seen anything as bad as this.
Windows 98 doesn't run on systems with over 512 MB of RAM in the first place. That's inherent to the old operating system and has nothing to do with viruses. The word 'memory' means 'RAM'. If you meant 'disk space', use that word. This, and other contradictions / dramatized but impossible interpretations in the above quote, strongly suggest that you don't know what you're doing. I'm sorry but you should get a professional to help you.
prithvi
Arnie wrote:
Quote:
The virus literally destroyed 2GB of my memory, scrambled my Win.com file and stayed resident. Then, when I reformatted my PC (instead of destroying the partition, big error there), it rescrambled my Win.com file. It did the same thing with Kernel32.dll, Explorer.exe, and JSCRIPT.DLL. Then, it screwed up my 0s and 1s so that I'd get random memory errors. Probably the worst virus I've ever seen in my life. And i've spent my life eradicating PC Viruses for a living, never seen anything as bad as this.
Windows 98 doesn't run on systems with over 512 MB of RAM in the first place. That's inherent to the old operating system and has nothing to do with viruses. The word 'memory' means 'RAM'. If you meant 'disk space', use that word. This, and other contradictions / dramatized but impossible interpretations in the above quote, strongly suggest that you don't know what you're doing. I'm sorry but you should get a professional to help you.


I think its the RAM itself that he was talking about............earlier he'd mentioned about the system displaying a 'serious RAM error'

And he's just using the Win 98 CD to boot and do a format, I guess.
Arnie
FYI, Windows NT / 2000 / XP don't have a Win.com file... so if he wasn't actually using Win9x, your argument adds yet another contradiction.

There obviously is something wrong, but by all the contradicting and impossible information we're getting it's impossible to distill what exactly. It might as well be faulty RAM instead of a virus.
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