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Anonymous
August 6, 2005 4:16:02 PM

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How is it that i run Ad-Adware and it find a virus, i clean it, and it comes
back the next time i use my PC. Has it missed something?
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MissT

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August 6, 2005 6:00:15 PM

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Turn off System Restore. Reboot. Run AntiVirus and Ad-Aware. If a virus is
found, many antivirus products have removal tools or instructions that can
be found at their website. Reboot. Turn on System Restore.

Note: Turning off System Restore will delete all restore points, but it will
also clear the bug that may have stored itself there.

Fitz
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 6:30:46 PM

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1) What virus is it? 2) Are you using an antivirus program with current updates - and did you run a full virus scan? If not, do so a.s.a.p (after you have updated the AV definitions). Run that & post back here with results.

2) If it was shown as other than a virus, you should do a number of other checks for "malware".
See The Parasite Fight Quick Fix Protocol at <http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm&gt;
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"MissT" wrote
> How is it that i run Ad-Adware and it find a virus, i clean it, and it comes
> back the next time i use my PC. Has it missed something?
> --
> MissT
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Anonymous
August 6, 2005 10:14:33 PM

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AdAware is not an anti-virus program.

"MissT" <MissT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E6C85EAB-D36C-44F7-9648-EF0ADB6DD1C1@microsoft.com...
| How is it that i run Ad-Adware and it find a virus, i clean it, and it
comes
| back the next time i use my PC. Has it missed something?
| --
| MissT
August 6, 2005 10:14:34 PM

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No, but it will detect certain Trojans, which Antivirus programs will also
detect. From what I've read, the main reason a Trojan is not identified as a
"worm" or a virus is that they are not self replicating.

Fitz
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 11:43:16 PM

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Download, install, update and run all of the following.


Spybot search and destroy
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/spybotsd14.exe

Ewido Security Suite Trial version
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/ewidosetup.exe

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta1)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

If none of the above fixes the issue then download Hijack this, run it, save
a copy of the log file and cut and paste it back here to this group so that
I can analyze it.

HijackThis
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/HijackThis.zip

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"MissT" <MissT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How is it that i run Ad-Adware and it find a virus, i clean it, and it
> comes
> back the next time i use my PC. Has it missed something?
> --
> MissT
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 12:10:14 AM

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might boot up in Safe mode
then run your Ad-Adware

"MissT" <MissT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E6C85EAB-D36C-44F7-9648-EF0ADB6DD1C1@microsoft.com...
> How is it that i run Ad-Adware and it find a virus, i clean it, and it
> comes
> back the next time i use my PC. Has it missed something?
> --
> MissT
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 1:02:36 PM

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On the issue of clearing System Restore when infection is a possibility.... to preserve your chances of reversing a mistake during cleanups, you want to keep your restore points, until *after* the you're satisfied the problem is fixed.
Clear them too early, then if you make a mis-step, you can't undo your mistake.

See Bug busting: Getting Rid of Spyware by Sandi Hardmeier, MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/b...

But back to the OP's original issue, for cleanup of viruses, run your Antivirus program in both Normal & Safe mode Windows.
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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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Fitz wrote:
> Turn off System Restore. Reboot. Run AntiVirus and Ad-Aware. If a
> virus is found, many antivirus products have removal tools or
> instructions that can be found at their website. Reboot. Turn on
> System Restore.
>
> Note: Turning off System Restore will delete all restore points, but
> it will also clear the bug that may have stored itself there.
>
> Fitz
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