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A virus I had wireless internet, and when I moved a "contractor" for my network, uninstalled my antivirus program. As soon as he did this I believe i got a virus. My background says "warning:spyware detected on your computer. Install antivirus or spyware to remove it." It was in a file called antivirusxp08 which I cannot delete. I was told by his supervisor to reset my laptop to factory settings but I have no idea how to. Could maybe you tell me?

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Paying for spyware is not necessary. The following are both free. I have used them for the lst 2 years. Computer runs faster then ever.

I would download one of these. I feel condident they will remedy the problem.

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First of all if it is antivurus 2008 that in itself is a virus.
to reset to factory is basically to reinstall the software on your machine


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    this is a quote from a source on the internet about antivirus 2008

    We find that XP Antivirus 2008 (Unregistered Version) is badware because it makes deceptive claims of system vulnerabilities in order to induce users to purchase the full version of the software, because it interferes with normal computer use by automatically running a background process which repeatedly prompts the user to take a previously declined action, and because the software cannot be uninstalled using the Windows Add/Remove Programs tool, or without downloading an additional uninstaller.



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