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Virus on computer Antivirus 2008 despite having norton security in place. Any clues as to how i can remove it. Regards Dave

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If this is has just got on your system recently, try doing a system restore. I have found this to be successful in the past.

If that doesn't work there are quite a few sites giving removal instructions. I have linked one below but not having had the virus myself, cannot qualify if it is effective or not.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/antivirus-2008

If this works, can you rate this as a fix so that other people will be able to either use or ignore it.

Thanks

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