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Not a problem. The best tool is available to do this and it's not a big download, The file is called Combofix and can be downloaded at the link below.

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

Please do let me know how this works out for you

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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