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Old 09-07-02, 10:13 AM
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Please help, I may have a virus.

My computer lately has been running slower and slower. IE seems to freeze sometimes for a minute or two when trying to access the internet, and when I gave windows the 3 fingered salute to shut down IE, assuming it had crashed, there was a program listed as which I shut down and then IE worked fine. Anyone familiar with a virus similar to this? I am running Win 98SE and use AVG for my virus scanner and it runs a complete scan every night and nothing showed up last night as infected.

I have run Klez removal, and reports nothing to clean.

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Old 09-07-02, 10:47 AM
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do you remember the name of the program? This doesn't really sound like a virus, especially if your virus definitions are up to date.

I sometimes have similar problems with acrobat reader (something like "Acrord32") on one of our computers.
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Old 09-07-02, 11:00 AM
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If you are referring to the name of the program in the task manager, it shows up as unknown. If not, which program are you referring to?

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Old 09-07-02, 01:31 PM
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If you truly fear a virus, your virus scanner may or may not detect it.

I would visit Symantec/Sophos/McAfee etc... and see if you can download a demo of their scanners. They might be able to catch something that your scanner misses.

In addition, you may want to ensure that your definitions are up to date.

Another thing you can do is to clear out those temporary Internet files in IE.
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Old 09-08-02, 12:08 PM
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go here
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/

about halfway down the page, there's a free online virus scan that you can run. i use it about once a month to check my system and if there are viruses, it's usually easy enough to do a search for a removal tool.
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