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    My board has been infected with a virus!

    I am running the latest version! 3.7.3 pl1

    in IE it tries to run an active x and displays this
    Microsoft Data Access - Remote Data Services

    help please?

    I believe some of the php code or template code must have been infected?
    My site

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    While you can't really infect interpreted scripts with a virus, this is either caused by an attachment, image in a post or modifications that were installed.
    Errors such as this are usually caused by editing files, corrupt files or addons. Please follow these steps to diagnose the issue.

    Please follow these instructions:

    1 - Re-upload all the original vB non-image files (except install.php). These files include all files with the extensions of PHP, JS and CSS. Make sure you upload these in ASCII format and overwrite the ones on the server. Also be sure to upload the admincp files to whichever directory you have set in your config.php file. Then run 'Suspect File Versions' in Diagnostics to make sure you have all the original files for your version:

    Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Diagnostics -> Suspect File Versions

    [Note: In some cases you may also need to remove any of the listed .xml files in the includes/xml directory.]

    2 - If that didn't solve the problem, then please disable all plugins.

    Note: To temporarily disable the plugin system, edit config.php and add this line right under <?php

    define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

    3 - If you still have this problem, create a new style and choose no parent style. This will force it to use the default templates. Finally empty your browser cache, close all browser windows then try again. Make sure you change to the new style and view your forums with it. Now check again.

    If you still have the same problem please let me know.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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