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Q: How to remove Virus-- W32/Dupator and W32/Datom.worm.dll ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: How to remove Virus-- W32/Dupator and W32/Datom.worm.dll
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: pendleton-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 05 Feb 2003 20:34 PST
Expires: 07 Mar 2003 20:34 PST
Question ID: 157894
How do I manually or with removal tools get rid of 
Virus-- W32/Dupator and W32/Datom.worm.dll   ?

I found some tools in Norton (Symantec) but McAfee does not see to
offer any such help.

John P.

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 05 Feb 2003 20:39 PST
Which anti-virus program are you currently running?
Subject: Re: How to remove Virus-- W32/Dupator and W32/Datom.worm.dll
Answered By: theta-ga on 06 Feb 2003 04:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi pendleton-ga,
   The best and the simplest way to protect your computer from viruses
is to always have an updated antivirus software running in the
   If you already have an antivirus software installed, make sure that
you have downloaded and installed the latest virus definitions for it,
and then do a full system scan. It should be able to detect and remove
the viruses you specified. You can find the latest virus definitions
on the softwares website.
   For Norton Antivirus :
       - Symantec Security Response - Intelligent Updater
   For Mcafee Viruscan :
       - McAfee Security - Anti-Virus Updates

   If you do not have any antivirus software currently install, you
can download and install the FREE Edition of the AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus
System. This package is capable of detecting and removing the viruses
you mentioned. Don't forget to download the free update files for it,
in order to keep your virus protection up to date.
       - AVG 6.0 Free Edition


NOTE: If you are using Windows ME or Windows XP, then you should
temporarily turn off System Restore. When a computer is infected with
a virus, worm, or Trojan, System Restore may back up the virus, worm,
or Trojan. The antivirus program will not be able to remove them, and
you may accidently restore them later. For instructions on how to turn
off System Restore, read one of the following articles:
 - How to disable or enable Windows Me System Restore
 - How to disable or enable Windows XP System Restore
You should turn System restore back on after the viruses have been
detected and removed.


Information : (Symantec) W95.Dupator.1503

This virus infects and modifies a number of exe and dll files an your
system. The best way to remove it is to use an updated virus scanner
and do a full system scan with it. You can also download and run a
cleaner for W32/Dupator from the makers of AVG Antivirus. This cleaner
is available at :
     - Win32/Dupator - cleaner 
       Download Link:
It is recommended that you boot into DOS and run this cleaner from


A large number of users who report a W32/Dupator infection, also
report an infection by W32.Opaserv.Worm. So, I have include removal
information for it also.

Information: A detailed discussion of this worm can be found at :
            - The ultimate opaserv fix!!

Symantec has made available a tool for detecting and removing this
worm. Download it from :
      - W32.Opaserv.Worm Removal Tool


Information: (Symantec) W32.Datom.Worm

The makers of Trend Micro antivirus have made available a tool to
remove this worm. You can download this tool and check out their
instructions at :
      - WORM_DATOM_A - Description and solution


Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!


Google Search Terms Used :
       datom.worm cleaner
       dupator cleaner
pendleton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer!! Thanks for a thorough answer. I am kind of slow on
computer stuff and your answer helped me get through these "bugs" ah,

I bless you to know and do God's will!

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