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Old 02-03-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
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I have a virus. mssearchnet.exe. to name the easiest to find. i deleted the folder that was in but it is still running. i have the XP home sp@ firewall on, ad-aware se, spy sweeper, and symantec antivirus. none of them work. i'll buy what ever is the best antivirus. advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi, Go to the process tab (VIA CTRL+ALT+DELETE) and end it(The bad process) . Then Go to Start>Run>msconfig>Start up and check everything in the startup menu.

Next goto http://housecall.trendmicro.com and run this free virus scan.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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i have already ended the bad process but it restarts almost immediatly. i found nothing in my start up list that shouldn't be there.
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ok, next do the online scan.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #5
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i can't run the online scan as the virus shut down my internet explorer at random times. it won't stay open long enough to complete the scan.
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:42 AM   #6
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run a disk clean up see if that helps, its worked for me
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forget it i've been meaning to switch to linux anyway.
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ok. if you want Ubuntu go onto their site and you can order a disk.
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