Deleted file reappears

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Lneal1

New Member
#1
I have deleted a file (mirc.ini) from my root directory several times and it reappears within 5 minutes. I have no idea how this file can "regenerate" itself. Does this sound like a virus? If so, any help on getting rid of it would be appreciated.
 
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daveyp

New Member
#2
I've had this before and apparently it is due to virus activity. MIRC.INI is related to Internet Relay Chat (don't know much about IRC, because I've never used it). I believe that the virus copies your IRC settings (maybe to allow someone else to use your name on IRC?).

To get rid of it, edit the following file:

C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI

and remove the line:

run=c:\windows\winhelper.exe

Then do a file search and locate the WINHELPER.EXE file and delete it.

...just done a quick search on Altavista and this info is repeated at the following site:

http://userservice.satexas.com/virus.htm

Davey P
 
Tuttle

Tuttle

Resident Cynic
#4
For a more thorough clean, get the Multi-Trojan Cleaner from http://www.dynamsol.com/puppet. That should kill it completely.
 

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