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Where do I find a fix for the .mtx virus?


I have two customers with the .MTX virus. Actually one is a Compaq system and one is a Hewlet Packard. Both people have been running Norton AV, but have not been upgrading their files. My question, is there a "fix" which can reliably be executed by deleting files. I have gone into the registry and removed all signs of the virus, and deleted the specific files with the .mtx extension, but it is still showing up in Windows Explorer and they still get errors. Also we get errors when trying to go to the Symantic or McAfee site.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.



This question was answered on January 27, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Thank you for the question From what I have read this is hard virus to fix I found a step by step instruction site on the web that I'll type here instead of trying to re-write the intructions Try this:,5594,2644979,00.html

If for some reason that page won't come up go to Once that page has loaded there is a section on the main page called "Help How To" under that click on "viruses" then in the search box type .mtx virus from there you might have to scroll down a bit to find "How to fix the mtx virus" Click on that and it will give you step by step intructions on removing the .mtx virus I hope this information will fix the problem.

Scott G.

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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on January 27, 2001