How to check for virus before inst AV Prog



Teriel9
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Hi All,
Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the boot
sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
TIA
Teriel9

matchstich
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
"Teriel9" wrote:

> Hi All,
> Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the boot
> sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
> TIA
> Teriel9
>
>
> go to trend micro and do the housecall,

MAP
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Teriel9 wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the
> boot sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
> TIA
> Teriel9

Do an online scan
A link for free online virus and trojan scanners.
http://virusall.com/downscan.html


--
Mike Pawlak

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
MAP wrote:

> Teriel9 wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the
>> boot sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
>> TIA
>> Teriel9
>
> Do an online scan
> A link for free online virus and trojan scanners.
> http://virusall.com/downscan.html
>
>
Online scanners are good, but the problem I have with them is that a
possibly-infected computer is now on line, spewing viruses, spam,
whatever. I prefer to get TrendMicro's Sysclean from a different,
known-clean computer with a cd burner. Then run Sysclean on the target
machine in Safe Mode. Here are instructions:

TrendMicro's Sysclean is an extensive antivirus tool which has the
advantage of not needing to be installed. It requires two parts - the
scanning engine and the virus pattern files. Delete all Temporary and
Temporary Internet Files before running the program.

1. Create a new folder on your Desktop or the C: drive named something
useful like "Sysclean".
2. Go here and download the two parts of the program to that folder:

http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp - Sysclean
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp - virus pattern files

The pattern files will be zipped - extract them with your unzipper (like
WinZip) or if you have XP, you can just open the folder. You need to
put the extracted files in the Sysclean folder you made. For a more
automated way to get Sysclean, use Dave Lipman's Sysclean_FE from
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm .

3. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Get into Safe Mode by repeatedly
tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up to get to the proper
menu.
4. Go to the Sysclean folder you made and double-click on sysclean.com.
Start the scan. After the scan is finished, look at the log. You may
need to make a note of where any viruses were found if they were not
able to be removed so you can manually delete them.

Then get a full-featured av, install it and update it. Before you
connect your computer to the Internet, make sure it is protected by a
firewall.

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"

Teriel9
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Thank you all very much for your help
Teriel9

"Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:ONgWWEJWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> MAP wrote:
>
>> Teriel9 wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the
>>> boot sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
>>> TIA
>>> Teriel9
>>
>> Do an online scan
>> A link for free online virus and trojan scanners.
>> http://virusall.com/downscan.html
>>
>>
> Online scanners are good, but the problem I have with them is that a
> possibly-infected computer is now on line, spewing viruses, spam,
> whatever. I prefer to get TrendMicro's Sysclean from a different,
> known-clean computer with a cd burner. Then run Sysclean on the target
> machine in Safe Mode. Here are instructions:
>
> TrendMicro's Sysclean is an extensive antivirus tool which has the
> advantage of not needing to be installed. It requires two parts - the
> scanning engine and the virus pattern files. Delete all Temporary and
> Temporary Internet Files before running the program.
>
> 1. Create a new folder on your Desktop or the C: drive named something
> useful like "Sysclean".
> 2. Go here and download the two parts of the program to that folder:
>
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp - Sysclean
> http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp - virus pattern files
>
> The pattern files will be zipped - extract them with your unzipper (like
> WinZip) or if you have XP, you can just open the folder. You need to
> put the extracted files in the Sysclean folder you made. For a more
> automated way to get Sysclean, use Dave Lipman's Sysclean_FE from
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm .
>
> 3. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Get into Safe Mode by repeatedly
> tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up to get to the proper
> menu.
> 4. Go to the Sysclean folder you made and double-click on sysclean.com.
> Start the scan. After the scan is finished, look at the log. You may
> need to make a note of where any viruses were found if they were not
> able to be removed so you can manually delete them.
>
> Then get a full-featured av, install it and update it. Before you
> connect your computer to the Internet, make sure it is protected by a
> firewall.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic"

Don Schmidt
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
From Grisoft (the makers of AVG) get vcleaner.exe. You run it in Safe mode.
"Because some viruses will cause the computer to stall, reboot and rerun
vcleaner.exe in Safe mode. Do a google search for vcleaner and it should
come up if not, send me an e-mail and I'll attach it to a reply.

My address is dschmidtATpacifierDOTcom <== change the obvious.

--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Teriel9" <terry@teriel-consultants.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
> Can anyone please tell me how to check for Viruses. including in the boot
> sector, before installing an Anti Virus Program.
> TIA
> Teriel9
>


How to check for virus before inst AV Prog