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    Virus problems...

    Hey, one of my friends has a 'klez worm" virus and "exploit mine.gen.mme" or something like that.

    He's just going to get Mcaffee anti-virus. Is that all he should do or is there anything else to help his computer/hard drive/files?
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    First, and I'll probably get a lot of flames for this but, they should
    really get Symantec Norton Anti-Virus. Much more user-friendly
    and for the most part automatic and unnoticable. I have worked
    on literally nearly a thousand virus infected computers and a great
    majority of them had McAfee on them. But..apples and oranges.

    First, they should remove the virus first and then install the anti-virus
    to a clean (virus free) machine. Some strains of virus will actually
    disrupt the install or affect it in some way.

    They can download the virus remover from Symantec's site:
    Klez remover

    It's might be better to run the cleaner in safe mode. After it is clean,
    that's when you want to install the anti-virus and definately update it.
    You may find even more virii on the machine.

    On a personal note, There is absolutely no reason that you should
    not have anti-virus on your windows machine (I know).

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