SecThought.E virus please help

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  1. Christa Le Roux

    Christa Le Roux Registered Member

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    I 've got the SecThought.E - picked up by AVG - on my computer- I'm using windows 98 and cannot go back to a restore point - I emptied my temp file at the moment AVG says it cannot open the C:/Recycled file to check and find no virus on my computer. Please help me. Can I download another file from the installation disk I tried but don't know how. Help..... pleasssssse ........
     
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    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi Christa Le Roux,

    What is the file name and path that AVG is finding the virus?

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  3. Christa Le Roux

    Christa Le Roux Registered Member

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    Thanks for replying so soon Kent

    The file name C:\RECYCLED\DC8\AO-_N1_

    Thanking you
    Christa
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    that is the recycle bin on the desktop right click the icon and select empty bin and then run an antivirus scan and it should be gone
     
  5. Christa Le Roux

    Christa Le Roux Registered Member

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    Hi

    The bin's allready empty AVG says it can't open that spesific file to check - I unchecked hidden files but could not find a file with that name

    Thanx
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    you can try this

    go to satrt/run and paste this line ionto the box
    del "C:\RECYCLED\DC8\AO-_N1_"

    it might work, the problem is that the last digit of the file is a space and windows is very fussy about deleting things with a space at the end it doesn't recognize them very well
     
  7. Christa Le Roux

    Christa Le Roux Registered Member

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    Tried this can't do it - then I went back to the recycled bin deleted something and emptied the bin now it says cannot find specified file DC8\A....... and the bin shows there's still stuff in then I deleted something else and deleted in the bin. Then it showed a empty bin - I went to AVG did a custom test on the Recyled file the same thing cannot open C:\RECYCLED\DC..........
    Sorry to be a bother
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Christa Le Roux,

    Reboot into DOS and use these commands:

    C:
    attrib -r -s -h recycled
    deltree recycled

    Press [Return] after each line and answer yes to any confirmation prompts.

    Then boot normally and a brandnew and empty Recycle bin will be created.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  9. Christa Le Roux

    Christa Le Roux Registered Member

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    Thanking you so much the files gone but AVG still shows a yellow hand - but says no virus found -

    But thanx will check this out tomorrow
     
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