Saturday, March 18, 2006

AIM Virus Removal

AIM Profile Virus - Manual Removal Instructions:

  1. Press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys at the same time to bring up the task manager.
  2. Click on the processes tab (windows 2000/XP), and find 'b.exe', 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' and kill the process.
  3. Go to C:Windows and delete 'b.exe' and 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' (or do a search for the virus: click Start > Search > look up each virus individually) Delete these files when you find them.
  4. Click Start, then click on Run, type in "Msconfig" in the box and press ENTER.. When the box comes up, click on the "startup" tab and look for "b.exe", "bbb.exe" or "av.exe" listed (possibly listed under"antivirus") then uncheck the box to the left. (Windows 98/XP only)
  5. Clear your profile (or make a new one) and restart.
  6. When the msconfig box comes up after restart just check the box telling it not to come up again.

AIM Virus Removal - Automated
How to automatically remove an AOL Profile Virus:

  1. Run the RSA AOL Profile Fix Tool.
  2. Open & run the fix tool.
  3. Choose to open the file, NOT save.
  4. If you are running Windows 95/98/ME, you need to be in Safe Mode.
    Save the above file to a disk and run it from safe mode.
  5. Edit Your AIM Profile - Change your profile back to what you want. Make sure you delete the link from your AIM profile or your friends will get infected!

More details at the article link.

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