Malware using extension .CFG

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My virus scanner isolates files with a .CFG extension. It parks them in a subfile labeled cfgall. I understand this is another name for W97M-ORTANT.A. I can't find anything with that name or W97 anywhere on the affected computer. This computer is running Windows XP. How do I get rid of this?
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  • TheRealRaven
    Nothing with that name is likely to be found. The name is for identifying the characteristics of the virus or malware; it's not the name of anything that would be found on your system. The actual file (or payload) can have any name.

    If malware was actually transferred using known names, detection would be trivial and probably always be caught by ISPs before ever arriving at any endpoint.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better to run MWAV (a free and useful one), an emergency scanner/ cleaner to overcome this issue, It will be more good, if you run this in safe mode.
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  • ToddN2000
    What virus scanner are you using? Was this a clean install of XP or an upgrade of a W97 machine? I Would take Subhendu's advice and run MWAV, It's free and works quite well.
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