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Removed all my bogus virus/spyware programs , activated McAfee .Nothing found.On start-up I get a new hardware message that I`m sure is another program trying to get in.Tool bar displays new icon PCI Modem. I don`t have this hardware installed.Is there a correct removal .If I click the info bar on the wizard and then start up, my firewall and virus program lines are blank.
Running a HP unit, had a few problems with a virus and malware bugs, removed everything and now have this Wizard box on startup telling me I have new hardware, trouble is i dont have a modem .I`m DSL /Broadband. Going into safe mode is the only way I can find it. My question is ,if this is spyware can I delete the moden to get rid of it.?
I can tell you that every system probably has two things which many users today do not need...a parallel port and a modem for dialup. If the modem isn't used, the best thing to do is to go into the BIOS...and disable it.
That way, it will not be reflected at all in Device Manager/XP.