Hello, It seems each time we start the Laptop it changes the date to 12 April 2016 at 01.00am.
Does anyone know of this Virus and how to remove it ?
According to Google this is hitting a lot of machines.
I suggest running the free version of these two applications first after updating them. Let them remove anything they find and reboot immediately if asked to.
If that fails then download Hijackthis and post its log on one of the following forums for expert advice:
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I do find it strange that Mcafee is not detecting these viruses and
removing them ?
It appears that the date is "post license" expiration of most Anti-Virus products. This may cause the said products to not function (expired license). At least one known vendor product (not McAfee) completely stops functioning.
This is an example of "malware", and an earlier post recommended the two (2) top anti-malware tools.
(FWIW: the search of the date (Google & others) found an interesting blog article concerning the expiration of the Hepatitis-C vaccine patent in that month. Mentioned because some malware originators have occasionally dark perceptions).
I've heard about this '2016' bug but I don't know what it actually is. I take it that it is a worm or some other form of malware other than actually being a virus program. I have also heard that it has got through several other AV manufacturer's applications as well, so it must be quite new. How is the infection contracted? Is it a 'drive-by' or some other PUP form? I have heard SUPERAntiSpyware can deal with it, which if correct, is a good thing because I have SAS! No doubt the McAfee boffins will figure this thing out soon. I have faith in them.
I have found this by courtesy of Windows BBS ~
Virus.Win32.Blakan.2016 (Kaspersky Lab) is also known as: Win32.Blakan.2016 (Kaspersky Lab), W95/Blakan.dr (McAfee), W95.Blakan.2016 (Symantec), Win95.BlackJack.2016 (Doctor Web), W95/Kante-2016 (Sophos), Win32/Blakan.2016.dr (RAV), PE_KANTE.A (Trend Micro), W32/Blakan.2016.B (H+BEDV), W32/Blakan.2016 (FRISK), Win95:Kante (ALWIL), Win32.Blakan.2016 (SOFTWIN), W32.Blakan (ClamAV), W32/Blakan.A (Panda), Win32/Blakan.2016 (Eset)
So it is a virus & McAfee are aware of it. In which case McAfee should be able to deal with it.