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Old 03-09-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Dr. Guard virus

OK - as if today couldn't become any worse. My boss - who has absolutely NO concept of safe internet surfing and demanded to be exempt from our firewall - today called me in - his PC now has Dr. Guard virus - it has taken over ALL of XP - hijacked the browser, blocked access to Admin functions, disabled all the antivirus & antispyware software, is active even in Safe Mode, blocks access to the CD ports and USB ports so you can't load anything to clean it out ... And it keeps dumping porn site shortcuts onto the desktop and has endless pop-up windows demanding you download more "Protective software".

1. Anyone have experience with this one yet?
2. If so, how do I get rid of it short of wiping the drive & reloading XP?
3. Any job openings for me? (My boss's last words - after I had disconnected him from our network and shut his PC down was: Can I still send email? - I fear I'm going to kill him.

I didn't find much info on Google and I'm a bit hesitant to click on links - apparently this thing loads by masquerading as a "Free Scan to Rid your PC of Viruses" - I'm afraid any removal tool might be more of it. Symantec, TrendMicro, ZDNet, etc didn't have any info as of this afternoon.

Help!
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