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Rebuilding after virus attack

We have Domino 5.0.3 Lotus Mail Server installed on Windows 2000. This Nimda virus and our subsequent action had deleted all the executable files on the server. When we started the server, we could not get it running, as there were no exe files (though we could find the notes.ini). When we copied the executable files from the application server, which was installed as an additional server to this mail server, we found that the server started as usual and is perfectly ok and running now. Can you please guide us as to how this has happened? How can this happen? Require your expertise on this.


I am happy to hear that you got your server running again, by copying EXE files from another machine. I would be very wary about this method though. If this is an important server, I suggest reinstalling Windows 2000. You just don't know all the files that were deleted and whether you restored them all. You also don't know if the files are in exactly the same location on both servers, which could affect other configuration settings.

How did this happen at all? See the link below, which also contains advice about recovering from the attack.
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-26.html


This was last published in September 2001

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