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NEW INTERNET TODAY BUT ANTI VIRUS BEEN RUNNING FOR 4 HOURS AND STILL HAVENT STOPPED

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If the anti-virus software you are running is free, I would suggest that you cancel the program.
Then, go to www.grisoft.com and download their free anti-virus program. It's top notch.

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