TOOLS: Manually Removing a Virus

Subject: TOOLS: Manually Removing a Virus
From: Ken Banks <edits -at- hawaii -dot- rr -dot- com>
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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:39:01 -1000


Somehow I picked up the virus HTML.ObjectDataHTA. I scanned the system with two good antivirus utilities; one didn't even pick it up, and the other could not quarantine or repair the file. After scanning again in Safe Mode, I talked to the help desk for one of the utilities. The person said the virus would have to be removed manually. How dffficult Is this to do? I know where the buggers are. Is it as simple as deleting the files?

It's screwing up my web access, and I wonder if it has anything do with my earlier mysterious printer problems. As I posted earlier, I thought I had those fixed by applying the Page Setup to the entire document, which had several section breaks. This morning the problem recurred with a one-page document with no breaks at all! Aaaaarrrrgggghhh.

Meanwhile, the rush job goes on in what hard copy I have.


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