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Hi everybody...

i am facing lots of  problems due to lots of viruses on my computer...main thing is my pc is sending and receiving too many bytes from internet continiously  without any reason..i mean when i m not browsing at all ...i tihnk it is bcoz of virus...so anybuddy can plzzzzzzzzz tell me what to do for this prob  ....i have nortan's Live Update etc...and also i m getting nortan's virus alerts continuously...like after every 1 or 2 min ...and actino taken is Qurantine and not Cleaned...so plzzzzzzzzz somebody help me..
thanx in advance
 
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>> my pc is sending and receiving too many bytes from internet continiously  without any reason

Inorder to prevent this install a good firewall like Zonealarm and configure it so that you can control the applications that access the internet

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If the Anti-virus software is not able to delete the virus it would quarantine. Go to that quarantine directory and manually delete the virus

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by:sushpb4u
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Hi...i deleted all files in Qurantine folder...from Norton Live Update->view->Qurantine...but still it shows alerts..have i done right??or what shud i do??

and abt firewall..i tried to install and setup Zonealarm..but i dont know its configurations...and after that my whole net access got blocked...and i dont want that...so plz tell me where can i get info abt that...and only Firewall is solution for that bytes send and receive prob??
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Sounds like something is running that shouldn't be - maybe its new and the scan missed it.
There is a free program called Vision from foundstone that will show you which programs are accessing the net - and even allow you to kill the unwanted critters.
http://www.foundstone.com/index.htm?subnav=resources/navigation.htm&subcontent=/resources/proddesc/vision.htm

Once you know the name of the nasty program remember to search for it and delete it.

Check out this registry key too - its often used to start unwanted programs
Start>Run>regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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hi..i checked in Registery...there r only those s/w which i want to run...so i think there is no prob..

and i downloaded that program...but it is sometihng like  visual tcp mapper file...and i cant open it..plz tell me how to open that....its not exe...
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I just checked the download link - its missing the .exe extension - not sure why?
To fix highlight the file - f2 to rename it - and add .exe at the end - it will then install properly when launched.
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>> from Norton Live Update->view->Qurantine...but still it shows alerts

Are you sure it is still showing new alerts or old alerts..

Run norton again and check

Regarding firewall , you really donot have to be really good at it. I just asked you to know the configuration and settings so that you have basic knowledge of blocking ports when you hear abt any virus or worm attack.. If you donot like it , just right-click and shutdown zonealarm so that it doesnot hinder the traffic. but if it is there it would clearly give a pop-up saying which program is trying to connect to internet

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