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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:03 AM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:21 AM
Hi, new poster here. My home computer was recently infected by the XP SecurityCenter virus, and I found BleepingComputer's guide to removing it. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/xp-securitycenter) I will try these instructions when I get home from work today, but I have some concerns:
1) I know this program fakes being an anti-virus program to trick users into purchasing it. Is this all it does, or does it have any other effects? I'm particularly concerned about keyloggers, as I'm a World of Warcraft player and a few of my guildmates have had their accounts hacked recently.
2) Assuming everything goes ok according to the removal guide, can I safely assume the virus is gone and go about using my computer like normal? A friend who works in IT told me I should reformat my computer to be on the safe side, but I really don't want to erase all the stuff I currently have on my computer. (On the other hand, I also really don't want to risk having a keylogger or other malware on my computer.)
3) I had a usb drive in my computer when I noticed the virus. Should I assume the usb drive is now infected?
4) I use Avast as my anti-virus. Should I be using something else instead?
Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:35 PM
Edited by esde, 02 March 2010 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:18 PM
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