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Hwclock.exe Virus

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#1 dcookston


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:50 PM

I recently had a pop up screen saying that I have the Windows\system32\Hwclock.exe virus. I ran two virus scans, one with Norton and the other with AVG. The pop up window gives me the option of moving to vault, healing or deleting file. When I choose any of these options I get the message that this application is not available. I went to the Windows file then the system32 folder and found the application and when I hit delete it says that it is in use by others and to close all applications to delete. Please help with this!!!

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:59 PM

You don't have both antiviruses running at the same time, do you?
You should only have one running at a time.

Have you tried running your scans in Safe mode?

Also run these 2 online scans:
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:07 AM

Run the virus scans in SAFE MODE with Windows restore function shut off.

You cannot have more than one anti-virus program RESIDENT on your computer, but may run as many web based scans like Trend Micro Housecall as you wish.

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