Virus? Adobe Reader is opened when any exe is launched....

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Mark Ascroft, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Mark Ascroft

    Mark Ascroft Guest

    I have a friend who appears to have been infected with a virus attached to a
    newsletter. It launched some 'sexcam' application which was removed, however
    when any app is launched now it only opens Adobe Reader.

    Any ideas please??

    Mark Ascroft, Aug 13, 2004
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  2. Mark Ascroft

    The Prophecy Guest

    Have your friend update the virus definitions for their Antivirus program
    and perfrom a full system scan. Remove all infected files, reboot and see if
    the problem is still occuring.
    The Prophecy, Aug 13, 2004
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  3. Mark Ascroft

    Mark A Guest

    Hmm, the problem is that they cannot launch AVG (anti virus application)
    ..... My thinking is that I need a fix that I can place on a floppy and
    reboot the PC or something.

    Mark A, Aug 13, 2004
  4. Mark Ascroft

    Mal Guest

    try running fixswen.inf from the following page:

    YOu will need to save it to your desktop, right click and install.
    Mal, Aug 13, 2004
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