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  • I might have a virus....any one know how to tell?

    I think my computer may have a virus. When i came to it, i closed some programs from last night, and signed on to internet. Opened an email from my bro, but didn't download the attachment. After that, whenever i try to open ANY program it tells me "can not find SirC32.exe"!!

    And of course, i'm not only computer illiterate but also home computer deaf, stupid, and mute.

    What is this? What does this mean? What can I do to correct/resolve this?

    BTW....i have not tried restarting it yet, for fear of it not starting back up.
    Nobody ever wants to have to fight, but its a darn good idea for someone to know how.

  • #2

    You have the Sircam worm.

    Go to the website listed for info regarding it, and how to remove it.Symantec's info regarding the Sircam Worm

    You will need to type in sircam32 in the search box.

    [ 02-14-2002: Message edited by: txinvestigator1 ]
    "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan


    • #3
      Thanks much TX, however y'all aren't gonna believe this. All I had to do was restart the computer and run scan-disk. This seems to have cleared up all the problems. However, I will be going to get me a Norton Anti-Virus to keep this from freaking me out in the future.
      Nobody ever wants to have to fight, but its a darn good idea for someone to know how.


      • #4
        Everyone knows how liberal I am ( ) but I have no problem with street corner executions of people who INTENTIONALLY build and send out viruses.
        People have more fun than anybody.


        • #5
          Hey, could we put telemarketers on that street corner too? I mean, we wouldn't WANT anything to happen, but if perchance they got BEHIND one of the virus people and one of the executioners didn't aim QUITE right, well, it wouldn't be too much of a loss, would it? I mean, accidents happen.....


          • #6
            Now now Shadows, telemarketeeeers is people two you no. They are just tryin to hold down a job and survive (without doing any real werk of course.)

            I second your motion!
            6P1 (retired)


            • #7
              Please be sure to follow Nortons directions for removal of the virus. It can remain hidden and dormant for a while, I believe.
              "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan


              • #8
                My computer just recently got over a particularly nasty bastard called "spaces".
                It wouldn't let me install anything, including anti-virus software. I took it to a computer guru friend of mine and he was able to get it all cleaned out. I'm now running Macafee and Norton anti-virus programs. I recommend Macafee, updates are free, Norton made theirs a subscription service. Macafee also came with a free utilities cd with a bunch of useful stuff on it.
                Both are very good anti-virus programs, but Macafee will save you some money.
                Road Warrior

                "Every man dies, not every man really lives"


                • #9
                  Although here's a question:

                  Would you do the same thing to that same hacker who suddenly turned Government worker and used his knowledge and skill to find other hackers??



                  • #10
                    Ill tell you right now Norton is the best way to go with a virus scanner. Its helped me with virus's other virus scanners couldent get out. Its great. I just got the 2002 version off morpheus and its done wonders for me.


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