1. Download the most current version of McAfee from their website. The most
current version is always being updated. If you have an older version, it
won't pick up a new strain of virus. If the software is a couple of months
old it may not be effective.
2. Perhaps the computer was reinfected. An infected file could have been
transmitted through a diskette, from an email attachment, from a file on
another computer on the network. The most current version should be run on
all the computers at your facility.
3. Perhaps it is a new strain (low probability). Send a copy to McAfee and
tell them their most current version is not curing it. If it is a new
strain, they'll write the code to fix it and post it to their website.
4. I'd do a search on yahoo or somewhere for ''ethan and virus" to see what
has been written about it.
ps- don't forget to add to our body of knowledge by letting us know how you
In a message dated 9/1/99 6:56:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time, kimberly
> Dear List,
> We are having a computer problem. I'm the default "computer expert",
> because I like them and know all our programs. Usually I can solve the
> glitches. Now I have a problem I can't solve. One of the museum computers
> has the Ethan virus. I've "cleaned" it twice with McAfee. I cleaned all the
> effected documents and deleted the C://Ethan._____ file, at least the
> program said I did. After "cleaning" it I reran the program, and it said
> that the computer was virus free. I even opened test documents and ran the
> virus check on them, it showed them not infected. The next time the staff
> member tried to send a document via e-mail, the title came up Ethan Frome,
> and she received a message that the document was infected and had been
> cleaned. Help, we are hosting TCA this week and the opening of the new San
> Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Education Center building is in 23 days. We
> can't afford to have the development office computer down.
> Kimberly Herbert