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    New Malware.aj

    A friend of mines dad brought me his Dell laptop just a minute ago because he was pretty sure he was infected. Mystery solved he is! I am running a scan now and have come across 2 Trojans. Exploit Byte verify I looked this up and this seems to be caused by competing programs in this case McAfee and Adaware. The other however is New Malware.aj. I read about this and it seems pretty nasty. Nasty to the point that I may end up just reformatting. Before I go that far has anyone out there had this and if so what were your removal tactics.
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    Re: New Malware.aj

    Hi John

    Google turns up many sites with ways to remove New Malware.aj.
    Most of the tech forums will ask you to post results of analysis software for reference.

    One of the more detailed forum threads is Pop ups, software loading, New Malware.aj - Tech Support Forum.

    Good luck
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    Re: New Malware.aj

    I read through all of that and decided that it would probably take me just as long to reformat the hard drive, and come out cleaner in case I made a mistake, so that is what I did. Good thing too. As I was looking closer I noticed that the laptop was also XP 1a. It had not been updated since he bought it. Yikes! I reinstalled Windows from the CD, but then I had to go to my laptop and download the necessary drivers from Dell's website. Kind of a pain in the #$% but oh well it didn't really take that long. the laptop is now running smoothly. I also installed the free version of AVG, and turned on the Windows Firewall. Next I will run it through BELARC and Crucial.com so that he has a good record.
    Thanks for your help Ken.
    Thanks John
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