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#1 edwin summers

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:55 AM

the net is running slow on my comp. the comp. signals that it has been infected by trojan_spy.win32@mx. how do i remove it and can i download a software to prevent such things

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 08:26 AM

For starters... Do you have any Anti-virus software installed? what signaled you that you have a virus? ie. pop up?

You can try running a scan with Housecall and see what it picks up.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Good luck :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 09:11 AM

Here's the free tools that I use:
AVG Free Antivirus - http://free.grisoft.com/doc/28415/lng/us/tpl/v5
Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
Sygate Personal Firewall (last freeware version) - http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sygate_Personal_...Free_d3356.html

The next things are tips to keep from getting infected:
1) Always scan your email - never let anything in (even from friends) without a scan.
2) Never click on anything that you're not sure of on the web. If you can't get rid of it - use Task Manager to end the process rather than clicking on it!
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:58 PM

Run the following scan to see if you are still infected and clean the registry among other things:


Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for that link Enthusiast . I just ran the Onecare scan and it found "0" infections, quite a few temp files in my other drives, and an open port. Down side is it took about 2 hours to finish. I have 160 gig drive (2 80 gigs each). I will pass this along :thumbsup:
Tom




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