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Subject:TOOLS: Manually Removing a Virus From:Ken Banks <edits -at- hawaii -dot- rr -dot- com> To:COPYEDITING-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- INDIANA -dot- EDU, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com 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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