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Lost system and network neighborhood properties
osito Dec-01-01 09:00 PM
Hi, Need Help.
I have a 366 Celeron emachine, 320 MB RAM and running Windows ME.
Day Ago I Tried to go into system properies, but nothing came out, I tried the Network Properties and did the same thing.
Any Help in this topic will be good.
Thank You!
Also I have an other little problem when I shut down it give me an error that says Rundll32 has caused and error it will close. and when goes into the screen that says "Now is safe to turn off your computer" it stays there for couple of seconds and then restarts again.

1. RE: Lost system and network neighborhood properties
lbyard Dec-01-01 09:36 PM
In response to message 0
Run a virus scan. Run scandisk and check the drive. Larry

2. RE: Lost system and network neighborhood properties
osito Dec-05-01 10:08 AM
In response to message 1
Thank you Larry.
I happen to have a virus called w95/weird
Is there any information about this virus?
Can you tell me where to go?
I had to reformat the whole drive, because there were to many files infected, and most of them were system files with extension .EXE
After I run the virus scan I couldn't restart my computer, only in dos prompt, with a bootable disk of course.
Thanks Again and keep it up.

5. Cleaning a Hard Disk Drive Infected With a Stubborn Virus
lbyard Dec-05-01 05:16 PM
In response to message 2
Backup data if any (any backup could be infected), run fdisk from the floppy (it could be infected if not write protected--tab in the corner of the floppy), and remove all partitions (destroys all data, etc.). Delete logical drives first, extended partitions second, and the primary partition last. Reboot so it will take affect.
a:\> fidsk /mbr
to write-out a new Master Boot Record to the hard disk drive and rid the drive of many, but not all, lingering virus code (something that should be used with data on the drive only as a last resort). Reboot. Better yet there are programs out there that can be used to write 0s, etc. to the drive (e.g., http://download.cnet.com/downloads/1,10150,0-10001-103-0-1-7,00.html?tag=srch&qt=wipe+disk&cn=&ca=10001). If you have a Western Digital drive, WD DIAG (http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/diags/wddiag.htm ) in WDs Data Lifeguard tools will do it.

Create new partitions, reboot, and format (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/fdisk.htm). Do not transfer system files. Run another virus scan to check the boot track.

Some viruses infect the motherboard CMOS memory. You may want to clear the CMOS before proceeding. Most motherboards have a jumper that will do it. Be sure the power cord is pulled before putting, and while the jumper is in the clear position or damage can result. Leave it in the clear position for about 10 minutes or so (varies with motherboards).
Larry


6. RE: Cleaning a Hard Disk Drive Infected With a Stubborn Virus
Ignacio Mederos Dec-08-01 07:21 PM
In response to message 5
Hi Larry!
Thank you for all your help.
I have my system up and running.
Today I just received an Email with a warning of a new virus that might be in your system and can't be detected with the antiviruses like McAfee and Norton.
It consist of a application file named SULFNBK.EXE do you hear about this virus before?
Thanks again.
If you want me to send you a copy of that email plese posted in this foum and I will send it to you.
Thank you.
osito

7. RE: Cleaning a Hard Disk Drive Infected With a Stubborn Virus
lbyard Dec-08-01 08:51 PM
In response to message 6
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/sulfnbk.exe.warning.html. Larry

8. RE: Cleaning a Hard Disk Drive Infected With a Stubborn Virus
M Bosworth Feb-15-02 02:05 PM
In response to message 7
I've had another copy of this hoax and as I didn't cotton on immediately, I had a look. Whilst sulfnbk.exe might be clean, why does it have that curious icon, is that kosher? It looks like a hand drawn 'LFM OK'

9. RE: Cleaning a Hard Disk Drive Infected With a Stubborn Virus
lbyard Feb-15-02 05:22 PM
In response to message 8
http://www.europe.f-secure.com/hoaxes/sulfnbk.shtml

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