posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:54 AM
just another scaremonger tactic from the big corporations to invest in there software.
:Boot your PC into safemode without networking
: Run your anti virus, delete any threats
: Run Spybot Search and Destroy (Free), delete any threats
: Run Windows Defender (Free), delete any threats
: Run microsoft maliscious software removal tool (free), delete any threats.
: Reeboot system.
This will generally grab anything, with spybot picking up a lot more than your standard anti virus software will find.
Any virus which has came my way I have resolved doing the above.
Its also advised to have a backup hard drive / drives for all that data you want to keep with your main opperating system running on your primary
drive along with anti virus , office products and any games you may play. All other data should be on storage drives i.e movies, mp3s, etc etc.
This makes it vey easy for you to reinstall your opperating system and primary drive from scratch in less than an hour if you absolutely need to. If
you have norton ghost and have ghosted your primary drive it will take even less time.
A genuine copy of your operating system is really all you need to have any virus ridden pc up and running like new in an hour.
Just my two cents worth, hope it helps someone out there.