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Why would a red X in the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen be telling you your computer is infected with a virus even after you scanned your PC with antivirus software?

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2006-01-16 23:17:21
2006-01-16 23:17:21

This is the free Microsoft anti-virus line. This is a totally free service that will walk you through the virus removal steps: For support within the United States and Canada, call toll-free (866) PCSAFETY (727-2338).

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Memory on your computer varries on the antivirus software and how many programs you being scanned.

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The exact procedure varies depending on the infection. Typically, the computer will be booted into safe mode, which prevents many kinds of malicious programs from running. It is then scanned using antivirus and antimalware software to detect and remove the malicious programs. In some cases, the computer may be so severely infected that this is not possible; as a last resort, files from the infected computer may be backed up to another drive, and the infected computer's hard drive will have to be erased. Then, Windows (or whatever operating system) is reinstalled on the drive. After the backed up files have been scanned on another computer to ensure there are no infected files in the backup, they can be replaced onto the clean computer. (If the files in the backup are damaged or infected and cannot be fixed, those files will also have to be deleted.)

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You mean scanned and erased? Or, just scanned, and you want to know what happened? The point of anti-virus scans IS to get rid of malware installed on your computer, usually not for your benefit. If there is a reason to "trackback" an answer to your need, you need a pretty high-level compuiter software specialist.

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One can download and install Norton AntiVirus software from many places on the internet. However, most of the downloads will only be a trial version of the full product. So, it is important to read the description of what will be scanned on the computer, how long the trial will last, and how much it will be to download the full version.

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Your computer could be infected with something if it suddenly runs slower or begins doing strange things. You can check the Task Manager for any new processes running that you are unfamiliar with. If you believe that it is infected, download an anti-virus program and have it scanned.

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Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.Word itself is not scanning software so you will first need a scanner and scanning software. If a document is properly scanned, then Word can edit it. It needs to be scanned as text, not as a graphic. So it is important to ensure you have not scanned it like a photo. Use the OCR or text mode with the scanner software.

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Nope, I scanned it with eset nod32 antivirus

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It's probably still infected, unless your AVG Antivirus thought it found a virus.To be safe, install Malwarebytes' Anti Malware and run a scan. This program has never failed to remove a virus for me.

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Yes. The shrink-wrapped software from major developers does not need to be scanned for infections.

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Not normally through a simple text email. However, a virus can enter a pc through a link to an infected site or a malicious attachment. ... Yes an email can have a virus in it, but usually you have to click on a link. The basic rule is if you have been sent an email by someone you do not know, have not asked for that email then treat it with caution. Never respond to an email from someone you don't know and have a process whereby any attachment sent to you by people you know or have asked to send you something is scanned by an updated antivirus software before opening

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Yes, intruders can use virus signatures to fabricate where an email came from. It is best not to even open an email unless it is from someone trusted or scanned with an antivirus software.

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Yes, if your scanning software has OCR (Optical character recognition.) OCR lets the computer know there is text in the document and then you can edit that text.

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we can see it on the computer

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yes it possible but not likely if your only playing combat arms and not downloading and hacks or mods etc. if your doing that make sure its scanned and not infected it could screw up your computer bad

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Someone with photoshop skills can edit your scanned image very easily in photoshop.

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The ABS computer has detected a malfunction and has set a code. You will need to have the system scanned.

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Scanned documents are usually saved as images, which can't be edited using regular office packages. In order to edit something you have scanned, you'll need to get OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software and use it on your document, but it isn't perfect.

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You can have an antivirus installed on your PC and scan it as it is, but, my best bet would be to put the infected drive in another CPU and have it scanned there. Now just make sure that the other PC scanning your drive has been updated. It is imperative that the antivirus' DAT file is recent and updated if you want to know the virus' name.

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Richard Skrenta invented the first virus, the elk cloner. It was a software that scanned the disk drive and copied itself to anything put in the drive. It would cause your computer to show a short poem after booting up your computer 50 times.

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In a computer system if computer is in risk of many viruses like Trojan they may be infected anytime. Virus may come from emails. Internet and external storage devices. They make our computer system secure our computer should be scanned properly. To prevent from this problem we can use many antiviruses as security scanner which protects our computers.

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trouble shooter for you hope it works. if the virus is preventing you from downloading a antivirus free trial to remove it then. step 1. get a flashdrive and try and evac all your files. step 2. try and use the system restore feature. step 3. the computer should be exactly the same as when you bought it. step 4. download antivirus. avg/avas/norton/other notable anti step 5. plug the zip in and have it scanned for virus' probaly will have 1 or 2. step 6. reinstall your files and stop doing what ever you think infected you.


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