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We have a LINUX Suse server. We have this nhatquanglan virus on our XP machines. I can do a system restore on the XP's and all functions (task manager, device manager, etc) that were disabled by the virus are restored. But the infected files are still on the server. Is there someway to removed these files all at once.... they are in every folder and subfolder...? And does a system restore take care of the problem on the individual XP stations...? Thanks for any help.

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On Linux server you need to install the clamav anti virus software.
On the workstations you can use an external Optical drive with antivirus recovery software. You can pick one from here: http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/

  1. update clamav on server
  2. disconnect all network plugs from server and computers
  3. run the clamav on server for entire disk
  4. on workstations boot from AV rescue cd and do a full scan
  5. reconnect the cleaned computers to the network
  6. reboot workstations to windows
Note: If a workstation don't boot up, then some system file was infected and removed by AV software. If this happend, you can use your original windows install CD to repair damaged system. But that's an another scenario.

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Another procedure that might work if you have Windows-based antivirus software that can scan networked drives:

Hook up only the server and the Windows machine with antivirus to each other...no other computers, no internet.

Map the server's shared folder(s) to a drive letter on the Windows machine.

Scan and clean the server this way.

Good luck, and don't forget to check out my business server and networking website if you're in Rockville Maryland or the DC area.

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System restore on XP is restoring individual PC stations but because you have probably shared folders on linux server you have same problem on server. Solution:

  • Remove network cable from linux server
  • Install some antivirus solution for linux server (in case you don't have one) and scan and clean server from viruses.
  • Also after you remove network cables from workstations scan and remove viruses from XP stations
  • When you finish those steps atach network cables and probably you will not have that problem
Reason for that is becausesome viruses and trojans are spreading through shared folders

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