Virus disabled antivirus

August 15, 2007 at 00:41:27
Specs: XP Home, 1 Gb

I recently got a virus (not confirmed but I am 98% sure). It disabled the AVG antivirus running in my computer and I could not reinstall it. I unsuccessfully tried to install 3 other antivirus programs (Avast, Sophos, McAfee) but it never went through. Also, my Security Center was shut off and could not be loaded. Since I could not get rid of the virus, I ended up reinstalling my OS. I was wondering if anyone knows what virus this is, and how I could avoid it in the future. It really freaked me out.

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#1
August 15, 2007 at 02:47:18

PROBLEM EXPLANATION
Sounds like the virus Noopi547
Once you have it you cant get rid of it except for SOLUTION 1.

SOLUTION 1
Format the computer

SOLUTION 2
Use Avast it activly protects your computer so it would not be allowed on your computer.

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#2
August 16, 2007 at 03:16:26

Wow.. Never heard of such a virus.. Has the Windows reinstall helped to you?

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#3
August 17, 2007 at 21:24:06

The system restore also failed. I was able to install other programs that were not antivirus.

I reinstalled my OS and my computer is fine now. I was hoping to find out how I got it in the first place so I could avoid it in the future.

I could not find anything on the Noopi virus.


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#4
August 19, 2007 at 10:52:37

Theres no documentation because no one has been able to crack it. Keep a fire wall operating and scan and double scan all files that enter your computer. Ive had the virus before and I managed to kill it with a OS repair. Ive used Avast Antivirus and Spybot S&D and so far im clean.

I think (only a guess) that I got it from a dodgy file i downloaded from Download.com

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