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Hi, here is a simple tip to know if your PC with WinXP is infected by a virus.

  1. goto start, my computer
  2. on the my computer window, click tools, then folder options (oops! no folder options, your PC is infected.)
  3. on the folder options window, click the view tab
  4. on the view tab, click Show hidden files or folder
  5. click ok
  6. on the my computer window, click again tools, then folder options
  7. on the folder options window, click the view tab
  8. on the view tab.....
If the view tab shows the Do not show files and folders option being selected again. your PC is infected with a virus. Else your PC is safe for the moment. Of course the best way is to run an antivirus software that scans for viruses and malwares. = )

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