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Message Posted: Thu, 25 May 2006 @ 14:34:17 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Issue in opening Queryman
From:   Victor Sokovin

ADW_BONJING.A is the name of the virus, or rather the spyware also known as Bonzi Buddy. This is the knowledge I've just acquired by a quick Google and the article in Wikipedia. There is even a picture of Bonzi Buddy there, which turns out to be a purple monkey, no less! Didn't I tell you this was going to be fun?

Although the purple monkey is no longer of any danger (the URL it used to connect to has been out of business for many years), it might have modified the OCX. Not necessarily infected it, just modified, and this modification triggers an alert in your anti-virus software (there might be other alerts as the monkey was likely to modify more files, it would appear).

Try to get a clean copy of the OCX, for example, from the SQLA distribution (Mike has confirmed that it should be there). I think it is enough to just extract the OCX file and copy it into the system32 directory.

There is still a probability that the anti-virus alert would be triggered by other files, and the Trend Micro software would delete the clean OCX anyway (because it is programmed to so). In this case you might need to spend some time in the configuration of Trend Micro and disable the check for ADW_BONJING. You could also try other anti-virus software which might do a better job with cleaning your PC from the consequences of the purple monkey's presence on it.



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