Remove Windows Viruses (Virii)

If you've been infected with any of the most recent Windows viruses, you can download a free mini-scanner/cleaner from Network Associates. This free application, called Stinger, isn't a substitute for a virus scanner. It's the functional equivalent of having to go to the emergency room rather then having regular checkups. If you don't know if you're infected – download it and double check.

Stinger will not detect all virus threats, just the most popular. For better protection, get a free virus scanner and –by all means, people– run it occassionally. Also, you have to let scanners update the definition files – once a week is probably a good schedule. Otherwise your just scanning for old stuff and missing anything new!

Here's a list of virii that Stinger currently detects and cleans:
BackDoor-AQJ
BackDoor-JZ
Bat/Mumu.worm
Exploit-DcomRpc
IPCScan
IRC/Flood.ap
IRC/Flood.bi
IRC/Flood.cd
NTServiceLoader
PWS-Narod
PWS-Sincom.dll
W32/Anig.worm
W32/Bagle@MM
W32/Blaster.worm (Lovsan)
W32/Bugbear@MM
W32/Deborm.worm.gen
W32/Doomjuice.worm
W32/Dumaru
W32/Elkern.cav
W32/Fizzer.gen@MM
W32/FunLove
W32/Klez
W32/Lirva
W32/Lovgate
W32/Mimail
W32/MoFei.worm
W32/Mumu.b.worm
W32/MyDoom
W32/Nachi.worm
W32/Netsky
W32/Nimda
W32/Pate
W32/Sdbot.worm.gen
W32/SirCam@MM
W32/Sober
W32/Sobig
W32/SQLSlammer.worm
W32/Swen@MM
W32/Yaha@MM

POPULAR QUESTION:
Stinger found a virus that it couldn't repair. Why is this?
This is most likely due to Windows System Restore functionality having a lock on the infected file. WindowsME/XP users should disable system restore prior to scanning.

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5 thoughts on “Remove Windows Viruses (Virii)”

  1. Any idea what the symptoms are for these new viruses? I suppose I should download this and double check, like you said. I'm just lazy.

    Mua ha ha

  2. AntiVir is a free (for personal use) virus scanner for Windows. I 've installed it on a few old PCs that I knew were going to people who weren't going to buy AV software. I found out yesterday that Microsoft is sending free security update CDs to people who ask for them. This is nice for folks who are still stuck on dial-up connections. Order one and burn 50 copies for all of your friends and relatives. You know they need them. 🙂

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