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Re: virus pop up
Use a good antivirus like AVG, a free edition is also available..at http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe do a update of the virus and run a full system scan..that should help..other good antivirus are Kaspersky,McAffe etc hope it helps!
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Difference between the two terms is their coverage as all viruses are malwares but not all malwares are viruses. Trojans, worms, keyloggers, and many others, while not viruses, are also categorized as malware.
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It seems as if you have downloaded a spyware program such as a wallpaper which has caused you to have a fake antivirus 2009 running. Make an Ultimate Boot CD and run every AV tool and spyware/malware that was on the CD. After running all the tools install your XP SP2 CD to repair the installation Download and run hijack this to see if still have the virus lurking on the computer.