Ok the situation is one of my laptops running Panda (up to date etc etc and before people slag off at it it's been pretty good over the last three years) has detected Oscarbot.QS (which at a guess made itself at home on the laptop when I connected to a Server over the Internet or possibly through MSN Messenger) however it doesn't do anything about it - it just detects it (one instance over and over again) but doesn't disinfect it or quarantine it.
It obviously had an effect (turned off Panda and changed settings etc which were restored straight away) and is still having some effect (slowed the laptop down dramatically) so I need to do something about it.
The weird thing about it is the Panda website/Virus Encyclopedia had information on it (the .QS version that is) straight away when I went looking for it (which was apparently 2 days after it was first detected) however when I went to have another look at it the next day and subsequent days the information is not there and searching for the .QS version reveals a big fat nothing.
The other weird thing is apparently it is very rare for a Computer on a dialup to be infected with Oscarbot which adds to the evidence that it came it when I was connected to the Server (which obviously begs the question - is the bloody Server infected?).
Some recommendations I have had already are :
1. Just go and get AVG (which I have done) and install it (which I haven't done yet) and see what it can do.
2. Get Stryker or Striker or something like that as it is apparently exceptional dealing with the bot Viruses/Viri/whatever (it's late and I'm pissed off with it).
Bring on the bright ideas people ...