Computer infected with several viruses. Best way to remove them all ???
Posted on 2004-04-30
I’ve been running SpyBot SD on my system without any additional Anti-Virus Software (or Firewall). I recently downloaded Ad-Aware 6.0 and found some viruses that SpyBot must have missed. I tried removing them, but after restarting my computer the viruses come back every time. This lead me to do some virus scans using the free scanning tools on Symantec’s web site and Mcafee’s and they seemed to have found several viruses on my system.
I’m having trouble finding out how to get rid of these viruses. Some of the names identified have been:
Jeired (three different types/files of this virus)
W32.Gaobot AFJ (2 different types/files of this virus)
I now know I need to get a good anti-Virus protection program and a firewall. Which one(s) would you recommend?
And the more urgent question:
How can I remove all viruses from my computer now that it has already been infected?
(I’m running XP Home)
(I've also updated all critical patches from Microsoft)
Thanks in advance for any and all help….