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  1. #1
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    Angry trojan horse

    everytime i get an instant message on aol my computer would freeze and i found two virsus on my computer called girlfriends.zip and subseven.zip. everytime i change my password i get an email withmy screen name and password on it from a mailer deamn return what can i do to get rid of the virsus.
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    Exclamation Possible Virii

    Greetz.
    I would suggest that you first download a decently good virus protection program that includes the option to remove the virii. Something other than McAfee preferably, I can't STAND that crap. Norton is good.

    I have several questions though. What virus scan program were you using to find the virii? Okay, so I only had one question... moving right along...

    My desktop freezes often when sending/recieving IM's. After I defraged my hard drive, the performance of my box was much better. I suggest that you do the same. Also, check your RAM. Something might be hogging your memory, causing your box to lock up. As far as I know, when you change your password with AIM, it is standard to get a confirmation e-mail from a mail daemon verifying the new settings.

    Ooh... I do have one more question... What ISP are you using? Is it local or national? Are you using AOL, or just have their Instant Messenger program?

    Answer these questions, and I will see if I can provide any more advice. I hope it helps.

    Good luck, and God bless!
    Usually, no one cares what I think... If I\'m lucky, maybe YOU will :-)

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    virus

    go to www.agnitum.com and download tauscan to get rid of trojans.

    and trendmicro.com for their housecall.....its a free AV program that runs from the web. this should clean you up pretty good. Then go and buy your own AV program and install it.
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    thanks hogfly

    i ran tauscan and it found alot of trojans and dleted it but what do i do now is the virus gone or is there sumthin else
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    No prob

    hrmmm....run the scanner one more time.....to make sure you got it all. run the AV scanner, then install your own AV program and that should do it.

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    av?

    what av sacanner and which av program
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    I believe the address is http://housecall.antivirus.com for the online scanner

    then get mcafee or norton and install it.
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    Angry help

    hello i download tauscan and it found alot of trjans horses i think it delted by itself caused i scaned again and nothin found. now i am on aol i changed my password and when i get and istant meassage my ocmputer still freeezes i still think i have the virus what should i do?
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    aol locking up

    are you using the newest version of AIM? If so then it is unstable and will lock up your computer sometimes. Someone could be bombing/nuking you, does it happen all of the time? or only from certain people?

    Do you know what virii/Trojans you had? some may require deeper cleaning.

    check the following location in the registry for things that look out of place.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/RunOnce or all of the other Run keys.

    Look for out of place programs.
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    Lightbulb

    If all these registry keys are confusing you try start: run: msconfig

    also, are you sure that it isn't just your computer?

    perhaps you have an older computer with a slower processor and not enough ram.

    if you would post your operating system and what version of aim you are using it would help also.

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