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My PC has been hit by a Trojan Horse virus and I have spent all weekend trying to get rid of it. There are a load of files in 'c;windows/fonts' that I want to remove but I cannot find them through My Computer or WinExplorer. Anyone know how I can access these files to remove them?

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  • palawan john Feb 21, 2008

    i have trojan horse virus and cannot remove it please assist



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Hey astrocan. Try downloading this free utility and create an account / password. They'll give it to you free for thirty days.
Make sure you choose "DEEP SCAN" after the initial updating of definitions.

This is a very time-effective tool which will detect registry entries and .dll's which other well known AV programs miss.

Nate P.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008


Did you try to open your search and type in fonts, or pictures, or jpg. etc. You can always go back to the system restore if you have it working, which is done from clicking on start menu, seeing accessories at the top of the file, clicking it on, and going to system tools, clicking it on and going to system restore. Find a date that the computer worked right and restore to that point. Good Luck, hose visusus are a bummer.
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Step1: Disconnect the PC from the internet.
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