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Windows XP-Virus Attack


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#1 missy2b

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

For over the past month my computer is continuing to get attacked by viruses. I have all the Free Downloadable programs like AVG, Avast, Spybot, Ad-Aware. I update them daily and typically it would work, but this time....I have something that won't go away. No matter how much I scan. I don't have 4 hours to scan because I work alot online and on deadlines.

1. What is the best program I can purchase to protect my computer.

2. What is the best way to take out this virus and clean my computer?

Thank you for your advice.

Marjorie

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:27 PM

<<1. What is the best program I can purchase to protect my computer.>>

There is no "best proram." Computer/system security involves varied factors, including:

a. Proper installation of O/S critical updates that have issued.

b. Proper use of a firewall to provide one layer of defense.

c. Installation, updating, and routine use of a reliable AV program.

d. Installation, updating, and routine use of at least 2 (IMO) malware defense programs. I suggest Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.

e. User employment of practices summarized in the concept "safe computing."

<<2. What is the best way to take out this virus and clean my computer?>>

IMO...don't assume that you can do what needs to be done. Employ resources such as BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ to get assistance from those who know how to counteract the impacts of malware.

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