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    Virus

    My computer has windows 2000 and I use Norton antivirus program, but still have a computer virus. How can I clean up my computer system of this virus?

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    Re: Virus

    Well, a lot of the answer depends on what the virus is. There are removal tools and specific instructions for different viruses and they are non-transferrable. Get the name of the virus and do an advanced search on Google, maknig sure that you specify symantec.com as the site to search (or your favorite online virus reference).
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    Re: Virus

    Personally, I find this link very useful.

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    Re: Virus

    Forgive me if you already know this, but in case you don't, you must update your antivirus software regularly (i.e. every week or two) to ensure that it can continue to catch new viruses.

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    Re: Virus

    "every week or two" if NOT every day, Norton's has been known for daily updates when a nasty hits the streets <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Virus

    Agree with Douglas totally, updates must be loaded weekly. If your subscription to Norton's is not up to date and you do not wish to purchase another subscription, then go to http:// www.grisoft.com and download their free AVG Virus scanner. It can automatically be set to check for updates, allows you to set scans at pre-determined times, and can scan both incoming and outgoing emails. I have found the AVG product excellent, as I use this in our company to test suspicious items that have been quarantined by Mail Marshall
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    Re: Virus

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by jscher2000 on 13-Jun-02 00:35.</P>Depending on the severity, sometimes Trend Micro offers a clean-up program that handles it for you. Search in the Virus Encyclopedia for the one you've got (assuming you can identify it!), or try the free online scan from Housecall; a link is at the top of the Lounge index.

    Oops, it's not there any more: HouseCall

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    Re: Virus

    I keep on thinking it has disappeared too!

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