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Cleaning up Code Red on a P2P network

I understand that Code Red infects only Windows NT and 2000. I have a Windows 98 peer-to-peer and found the virus on one of my computers. The others were clean. I cleaned it up with Norton. Is there anything else I should be doing?

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There must be some confusion here -- Code Red is a worm, not a virus. It does not "infect" Windows 98 and is memory resident only -- you cannot find it the same way that you would find a virus that infects files.

Perhaps you found something else, and it had a similar name. Keep your Norton antivirus up to date.


This was first published in August 2001

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