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I recently had been online and apparently obtained a large amount of spyware on my computer. I have Symantec anitvirus and spyware remover. When i run Symantec, it says there are 2 "Adware" programs that have been quarantined and a reboot of my computer is required. After reboot, I scan again, and the problems are still there. Also, my microsoft automatic updates keep automatically shutting off because it says there may be a virus. In addition, there are certain websites that I frequently use that are no longer accessible to me (google, weather.com, facebook, myspace, yahoo). Other than that, my AIM instant messenger works fine and there is nothing wrong except for sluggish computer.

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After running your antivirus, clear the virus vault, the reboot, and start the process over again, twice should do it. Also, go to filehip[po.com and download CCleaner and run it. It will help clean out excess build up of unnecessary **** (for lack of space to list all the items included) making your machine run faster and more efficiently. If you continue to have problems, the virus may have damaged the operating system, a system restore or reload will correct this. (Only after removing the virus) If you can't remove the virus, then it has damaged your antivirus software, many of the newer viruses go directly for the antivirus first, then the system. If this is the case the only way to be certain is to completely wipe the hard drive and reload the operating system.

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Malware file download http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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The browser is a weak link in the security structure of most systems. Even with virus scanners and internet security firewalls they are still the weak link because of the design considerations that allow them to do so much. While it may not solve the issue running a virus, spyware , adware scans would not be a bad idea in this case.

Online scanners such as those identified below can provide valuable second opinions on occasion.

Sites like Trend Micro, Panda, Symantec and others have online scanners that remove viruses. You might want to start with Internet Explorer and www.f-secure.com and search for online scanner -- I believe the first link returned is the online scanner. They have a beta version for Vista and either the beta or the version on the page works for WIndows XP. You can click a start scanning at the bottom of the page for which ever version you use Beta or not.

allow the activeX
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The other companies above have similar options on their web sites.

There are several free scanners that look got adware and the like.

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can you delete it? try to let other web programs scan your computer. can you get online?

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