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“I Dont hate Mozilla but use IE or Else” virus…

Posted by shreeharshagp on May 16, 2007

Few days back when i tried to open mozilla firefox i got a message “I Dont hate mozilla but use IE or Else”… this was my first encounter with a virus… My antiVirus couldn’t detect it… thats bad.. 😦

My senior Colleague at office Mr. Mohan, he is a person who guides me in all my system related queries. Thanks Mohan. when i said him about this he went through google…. and landed on to a site “mozillaZine” where people discuss about the virus. Thankfully people had already found solution for this virus. Which had blocked my mozilla firefox but IE was accessible. even with IE i was unable to visit orkut.

I heard these days virus are spreading through USBs. So one precaution measure would be to disable the auto run feature in the system. How to do this ? follow the simple steps:

  1. Click Start -> Run.
  2. Type RegEdit in the Open text box, then press ENTER.
  3. In the Registry Editor, locate and click the following registry key:


  1. Modify the value of the Autorun to 0 (zero) so that CD-ROMs and Audio CDs do not run and start automatically when inserted.
  2. Next navigate to the following registry subkey:


  1. Modify the value of the NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry to 0xb5 value to turn off the AutoRun feature for CD-ROMs by right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun and then click Modify to type B5 in the Value data box. Select Hexadecimal, and then click OK.
  2. Quit Registry Editor.
  3. Restart your computer.

After three days of effort i could kill that virus from my system. Thanks to Mohan and members of mozillaZine.  The steps to kill the virus is…

  1. Go to Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
  2. in that click on Process Tab
  3. Delete only the svchost.exe of your user name
  4. type c:\heap41a in you address barof your explorer and you can trace this folder
  5. Now give a smile… you have done it….

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