"World Cup Soccer" virus?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Edw. Peach, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Edw. Peach

    Edw. Peach Guest

    Is there anything passing around the internet that is in anyway
    connected to a program called "World Cup Soccer"? I searched Google
    and saw that was the case, a few years ago.

    My Windows Media Player crashed and I got an error message that said
    there was no CD in the tray. True. But when I cancelled that,
    another message came up. I closed it from the Windows Task Manager
    but the Manager came back and said it was closing down a program
    called World Cup Soccer. When it was finished, I couldn't turn off
    the computer, or reboot it, either.

    I know nothing about this program and wonder if it might be something
    sinister.
     
    Edw. Peach, Aug 7, 2004
    #1
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  2. Please go to one or more of the below online scanners and perform a scan of your platform
    then report back your results.

    Trend:
    http://housecall.antivirus.com
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    F-Secure:
    http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml

    McAfee:
    http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp

    Panda:
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

    Symantec:
    http://security.symantec.com/

    BitDefender
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php

    Dave





    | Is there anything passing around the internet that is in anyway
    | connected to a program called "World Cup Soccer"? I searched Google
    | and saw that was the case, a few years ago.
    |
    | My Windows Media Player crashed and I got an error message that said
    | there was no CD in the tray. True. But when I cancelled that,
    | another message came up. I closed it from the Windows Task Manager
    | but the Manager came back and said it was closing down a program
    | called World Cup Soccer. When it was finished, I couldn't turn off
    | the computer, or reboot it, either.
    |
    | I know nothing about this program and wonder if it might be something
    | sinister.
     
    David H. Lipman, Aug 7, 2004
    #2
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