removing a Virus for XP

From: Road Runner (
Date: 11/20/04

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    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:12:26 -0500

    Hi ...If you have an Anti-Virus Program which is fairly new ( mostly under a
    year )and you are sure that you are still recieving update definitions ?
    Then update yours now ....
    Then afterward download a few programs , Like these here below

    first one is Ad aware ( free Version )

    Start up this program , What you need to get is the most latest update for
    it ,run JUST the "updated" option and afterward close the program for later
    use ...

    Next program >> Spybot Search and Destroy ( Free )

    Next Program >> SpywareBlaster ( Free )

    Okay now perform this operation from this website below

    Okay this is next to perform below :

    Click Start. >>Open My Computer. Select the Tools menu and click Folder
    Options. Select the View Tab.
    Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and
    folders. Uncheck the Hide protected
    operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Click OK.

    Now its time to start your computer in Safe Mode
    How to start up in safe mode , there is 2 ways in doing so , just choice one
    method only ... Look at this website below

    Okay once in safe mode do the following : Clear out the Temporary internet
    files and other temp files.
    Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel >Internet Options.
    Under the General tab click the Delete temporary internet files,
    delete all Offline content as well. Clear out Cookies ... Now close
    eveything and be back at your desktop

    Now click the start buttom > then the Find/search option > click Files or
    folders > in the named box, type: *.tmp , click search and choose Edit >
    select all -> File > delete.

    Empty/delete the entire contents of the C:\Windows\temp folder and C:\temp
    folder, (Contents only but not the folder itself.)

    This one too if it is there C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local
    Delete the recycling bin ...

    Now start up Ad Aware and just basically perform the options its set at for
    now ... And remove whatever it finds ...
    Start spybor search and destory and do the same with this program
    Also with the spyware blaster , just clean what it finds ....

    Now use your Anti - Virus Program and run it and see what it finds ...If
    your anti-virus finds anything try the repair option first, if that can't be
    done then delete the file...
    Now restart your computer back to normal mode and reset the setting back
    too...Once your computer is up and running do the following :
    and this next >>> :
    Okay after all that was done and you want to be sure its clean go to these
    anti virus scan sites and do the scan from each site if you like

    Now My info is provided as is , which basically means I am not responsible
    for any action that you perform from my advise ... A good method would be
    that you would
    research for yourself before you take any advise , you are the one
    ultimately responsible for your actions

    R.R. >>>>>> BeepBeep

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