Norton reports that my old xp home edition with sp3 is infected with boot.pihar, but it cannot quarantine or remove it.
I have run Norton several times with same results. I ran Norton Power Eraser once. Superantispyware and malwarebytes did not see it. I did run some scans in safe mode.
My computer seems to work fine;however, I have read that this backdoor infection simply calls out and makes sensitive info available to other hackers. So, I was thinking that I should not think that a stable system means I'm safe.
Norton technical page (and others) give info regarding what processes and registry keys to remove, but I have been reluctant to manually do that yet without further confirmation of the reliability of that action.
I probably should run Norton Power Eraser once more while I wait for your reply.
Thanks for assistance.