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Norton failed to detect worm.win32.netsky. My computer is infected with the virus and I need help. Patti

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    same problem as Patti

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Http://www.symantec.com/norton/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2004-021816-1759-99
download this removal tool and follow the instructions.
after removal reboot your system and update your virus definitions. Another good free virus protection is here www.grisoft.com AVG virus, but you have to keep your definitions upgraded for any of them to work. If you are still having problems we can do a chat.

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Hello Patti,

First, you need to update the Norton with the latest virus definitions and perform a scan again. It may detect the virus and remove it.

If it does not, we need to format the hard drive of the computer and reinstall the operating system as it is the most effective way to get rid of the virus.

Wish you good luck

Pat

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