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Old 09-20-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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Computer Geeks please help

OK, I have located a virus on my computer. Its called Java/ByteVerify and I know there is a patch for it on MS update. HOWEVER, I can't seem to find it to download it. I can find all sorts of things that seem to lead me there, but never actually find the download page. Can anyone help me?

I also apparently have another virus that my scanner can't get rid of because it is embedded. Is there any hope or should I just shoot this baby and put it out of its misery?

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Old 09-20-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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Oh Alix!!! You know MY opinion...sorry to hear about this though! I have no suggestions unless youll consider the nice burial we can give it!
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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Do you see what you are looking for here? Do you know what the patch is exactly called?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/P...n&categoryid=7
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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Hi,

This is Paul, Trish's husband. You have given very little information--and different companies have different names for malware. However I assume you are discussing a common virus which symantec refers to as "Trojan.Byteverify". Please see this page for information/instructions:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...yteverify.html

Broadly, you will need to disable system restore (assuming you're running XP),
Update your virus definitions.
Boot your machine in safe mode (by pressing F8 repeatedly upon reboot), and then
Run a full system scan. Then reboot your system in normal mode.

After that, go to the Windows Update site and get all the latest stuff, which includes a new java virtual machine which fixes the original vulnerability.

Make sure you have good antivirus software. Norton antivirus and McAfee are known to be quality tools (there are others also).

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Old 09-20-2005, 01:20 PM   #5
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Try here.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS03-011.mspx
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:21 PM   #6
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Alix I have gotten that Java Byte Verify virus a few times. Go to THIS site and post a message. They will have you download a program or two and post your results. They will then walk you through the steps you need to get rid of the virus. There people are very knowledgeable and helpful. Just make sure to follow their instructions EXACTLY.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #7
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THANK YOU! You are all so helpful!

Paul, I am printing out your instructions so I can do as you suggest.

GB, trying Pauls way first, then will try yours if this doesn't work.

Raine, and urmaniac, thanks so much for posting those links. I sure appreciate it.
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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Try this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.mspx

Wondering if you've installed windows updates.

When the problem is resolved, go to tucows.com & download ad-aware & spybot - run them often. Good tool to have.
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:46 PM   #9
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I have the Express install thing going on so I don't even worry about that. And I have both AdAware and Spybot that I run religiously. This sucker got in thru email it looks like, and every scan I run crashes!
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:04 PM   #10
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OY! Glad you're still here with us. There's a convoluted method I've tried when everything else fails, but it's a last resort. Has something to do with going into safe mode, scanreg - & going back to a future registry date. Probably won't get rid of a virus. A tech walked me thru it on the phone once, but I don't recommend trying this at home. They know what they're doing. Hope you can get it worked out, Alix.
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