August 10th, 2003, 01:57 PM
deleting virus files
My XP Pro box has caught a virus that I'm unable to delete via cmd line or via win explorer.
How can I change the permissions on the file so that I can delete it?
I also tried to remove it via Norton antivirus' wipe file feature, to no avail.
August 10th, 2003, 02:57 PM
nevermind - got 'em. Just rebooted & it let me delete them.
Now I just have to figure out how to get task manager to start working again... :\ darn XP!
August 10th, 2003, 04:03 PM
I actually talked a guy through something that sounds a lot like that a few days ago. Google around for "RPC DCOM exploit" or something like that. Whoever popped into his system dropped off a couple of files that look like "msconfig" but had numbers at the end. He found them with "Startup.CPL" since the real msconfig wasn't working along with task manager. Boot into safe mode with them not running and delete, remove from startup, and I think that's about all he did. Be sure to visit windows update and get a few security updates. There's a few specifically for the RPC hole.
Hope it helps.
August 10th, 2003, 08:59 PM
That does help, thank you!