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how to remove [name]mgr.exe virus in Windows 2000 ?


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Recently I got infected with this virus [name].exe virus . This virus just shows a message when windows started, "Rundll.exe is not found.......", and infecting the pen drives for first few days. Not much harm. But after 4 or 5 days it is starting creating copies of virus file in many folders. The copy will be having the same name as the folder name and it also having folder icon.

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No idea about this specific virus, but normally I would suggest to at least use F8 on boot to enter the Safe Mode, and then do a search for the file there. Delete all instances on the disk, then look up in the Registry for any entries that would point at it. Also, check the Task Scheduler whether there is anything suspicious there. Of course, this is not limited to Windows 2000, and really applies to all versions of Windows.

None of the current antivirus or antimalware solutions support Windows 2000 though, but you could connect the disk to a different computer running Windows 7+ and scan it there. A more advanced solution would be to run a VM inside Windows 2000 with a newer version of Windows and scan the original system partition from within it. Old versions of VirtualBox released by Innotek (before its acquisition by Sun Microsystems) used to support Windows 2000 as host, and you can run at least Windows 7 in them.

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7 minutes ago, tomasz86 said:

None of the current antivirus or antimalware solutions support Windows 2000 though,

That is only partially true. Some latest versions (that are bloated anyways) wont work, but some recieve definition updates still and there is few that workss

First is spybot S&D 1.62  that works down Windows 98 and gets def updates still. That may be able to remove it.

For tradiotional viruses there is Clamwin antivirus that uses clamav engine, is free and open source and up to date.

 

Hopefully those two will fix your issue

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