I'm posting this non-Perl question on this list because the problem may be a
consequence of infection with the "Unix Penguin" virus via this list last
For the last several weeks something curious has been happening on the
Windows98 side of my hard drive, a dual boot setup with Red Hat Linux 7.2.
After 30-60 minutes of operation, the file icons in Windows Explorer and
Outlook Express attachments become screwed up. The icon which represents
plain text files may change to the Netscape icon, the icon representing
Microsoft word files may change to the "Connect to the Internet" icon and so
forth. When this happens, all files of a given type appear with the new
icon. So far I have not been able to detect any changes to the files
themselves and I have had no other problem using Windows.
As I alluded to above, this may have come as a consequence of infection via
the Unix Penguin virus that came through this list (even its digest version,
which is what I get) a few weeks back. I've been using this OS for well
over 2 years without experiencing this problem and have had very few
I used Norton Anti-Virus to scan the disk; that's how I knew I was infected.
When I did so, it indicated that one of the infected files was quarantined
and the other deleted. I eventually deleted the first file, rescanned with
NAV, and came up with no infections.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?