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Kudos0

Older offline computer has w32.sillydc

I use an old old old computer utilizing Windows 2000 professional, for work purposes.  It does not ever go online.  Through a flash drive, it has contracted the w32.sillydc worm.  Are there any options for removing this?  It doesn't seem to have affected anything, but every flash drive I attach gets infected and has to be scanned, which is getting to be annoying.  (I have one flash that I can lock, so I can transfer files to without becoming infected, but that doesn't help when I need files transferred from.)  Have used Norton on all my other computers for probably 20 years.

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Kudos0

Re: Older offline computer has w32.sillydc

Hello singingbird

You can try one of the free malware removal sites to see if they still clean a computer with that old of a O/S. Here is the list

Please see this link for an up to date description of these sites plus the addition of a newly listed site formed by one of our successful malware remover users who unfortunately has passed away. That site is still being run by a good expert who happens to be one of the other Gurus.  The new site is listed first in this link.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/malware-removal-forum-recommendations

Please come back and let us know how you made out.

Thanks.




 

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