I got a virus in my computer a while back and have finally gotten rid of it but it messed up my computer. I bought Norton Internet Security 2000 and found the virus (KaK Worm) and quarantined it, then delelted it.
Now my computer only boots in safe mode and my settings are all messed up. My pixle setting will only set to the highest setting and none of my programs will run.
Where should I start?
Posts: 956 From: Omaha, NE, USA Registered: Jan 2000
Seems alot of my files have become messed up. I tried to reinstall Norton and I couldn't even do that, it just locks up. I even tried to delete Norton and it wouldn't let me do that because some file is corrupt.
86SE,how would I go about doing that? You see, I'm not too good at messing with these computers.
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Posts: 2243 From: Rapid City, SD Registered: Sep 1999
Before you format- find the book for your windows O/S- you will need the product ID number off the certificate of authenticity. If you have lost the book, someone here could probably get you a number to use.
I have just had it too...I hope to GOD I did not pass it thru to you.
Dude, I am in Ogden this week. Are you done with your Idaho gig? Maybe we can hook up and I can help you thru your PC woes. I have the 2 Fiero's here in town as well.
This little bastard virus can only be contracted thru Outlook Express I'm told. I don't know where the hell I got it but it was a pain in the ass for sure.
Did you take note of what the file names are that you deleted? Don't re-format yet!! You probably just deleted a file that windows is looking for on boot up. As ;ong as it boots you are still in reasonable shape.
I am BEGGing for forgiveness, if I infected anyone.
Thats not the kind of virus I like to spread
I did have the one I mentioned above and went to the web page I noted up there and it cleaned it up very quick
What the directions called it was "VBS.KAKWorm" It really didn't kill my system but when I would boot up another box would appear that I had never seen before, titled: Driver Memory Error and in the box it says: Kagou-Anti-Kro$oft says not today! and had a OK box under that???
If you choose the OK it would shut down your computer if you choose the X in the upper right corner it wouldn't do anything???
Anyway use that WEB address above! It cleaned me right up.
And again SORRY SORRY SORRY if I sent it to any of my FIERO FORUM friends
I think I got rid of it. The files that got infected must have been to my video card because I reinstalled an update for it and everything seems to be OK now.
However I can't seem to get this Norton antivirus to scan my email. When it's on I can't receive any mail, so I have to turn it off. I spent $60 bucks for this virus scanner and you would think they would include some instructions that us idiots can understand.
Dog, I got that same message when I got hit. Then every now and then I would get an error for some KaK file.
LOL... Maybe I should wear a condom from now on??
No hard feelings an my end you guys... $hit happens.
------------------ -Chris 88 Fiero Coupe V6 Fastback
Ozzy, if you are still around we could hook up. I am off work because the guy we are building this house for is on vacation and he won't let us work on it while he is gone. He is changing the plans as we go (pain in the butt!!) and doesn't want us to put walls in the wrong place .
If you want to give me a buzz you can call me at 786-0614
Posts: 8197 From: Salinas, CA Registered: Jan 2000
Having a computer virus sucks and is a big hassle, but you usually resolve the problem with an up-to-date antivirus program (like Norton 2000) without resorting to reformatting the harddrive, although, there are cases you just about have to do that. Danger: you need to have a current Windows start-up 3.5 floppy disk with your CD-ROM drivers on it. If you only have a Windows upgrade CD-ROM, you're going to be screwed, unless you have a previous Windows version's disks or CD-ROMs. Make sure you back everything up you want to save, because you will lose everything on your harddrive when you reformat.
Posts: 488 From: Cameron Park, CA Registered: Aug 99
=======>As Ozzy rolls over the floor repeatedley getting the $hit kicked out of him for infecting his Fiero bretheren!! <=======
I guess you must use Outlook Express. There is a patch available for the security hole in Outlook Express on the microsoft website somewhere. It's free too.
I'm staying here for at least another week and may have some time on my hands on the weekend. Only thing is I'm probably going to take the GT to Idaho tomorrow. We are moving there soon. I have finally tied down the folks at Level3. I'm going to be working for them as an OSP Engineer covering the network from Seattle to Las Vegas. It's real good bucks & bennies; too good to pass up! I can live anywhere in between so Idaho is cheap and my wifes people are there.
What the hell happened to this place?? Provo used to be a quiet little town and cheap to live. Easy to commute etc...obviousley not any more.
Anyway, I will call you toward the end of the week. Have a good 4th.