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a few days ago, my computer detected a virus called the download trojan. i started following the steps on symantec on how to remove the virus and when i got to the step where i had to do a full system scan, the search came up with nothing. since then, there has been no virus detection messages that have popped up. so i suppose that the virus is gone. i might be wrong though, i'm not sure. since then, every time i turn off my computer, right before shutting down, a window pops up and says sysupd.exe - DLL initialization failed. so my questions are:

what does this mean?
does it have anything to do with the virus?
how do i fix this problem?

if there is any possibility that the virus is still on my computer, how do i get rid of it?

thanks in advance.
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This site says you're still infected with a virus, a variant of MyDoom:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/1079363199

and here's another one on this same thread:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/1080213053
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If the above doesn't solve it for you:  You could try the free online virus tool at http://housecall.antivirus.com    I find that it isn't always able to CURE every virus it detects, but it is good at detecting and identifying them.  

A couple of other free online virus scanners:

http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp 

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm 

Also try these free programs to rid your system of spyware, trojans, and other malware:

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Version 1.2 adds a variety of new and updated features, including an immunization option that allows you to block many spyware downloads before they get to your computer, and improved detection mechanisms for morphing files.

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