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Nathan C

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Hello my desktop icons are avoiding my mouse pointer when I try to make contact with them. I have checked for the virus Magistr... but cannot find it present. any ideas would be grateful thanks.

Nathan
 

TonyKlein

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Hi Nathan,

How have you checked for this virus exactly?

For it does really sound like Magistr32, and it must have been there for some time, if it's doing that:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

Have you tried having your computer scanned on line?
Trend Micro HouseCall is a good site for that.
<A HREF="http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp?Language=2&Country=63&Partner=1&Ref=EN-PR-AS-107">Panda Active Scan</A> is another one.

And here's a dedicated Magistr cleaner: http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-746/Antimagistr.zip

Good luck,
 
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I also had this virus sent to me (accidentally) by a friend. I found that Norton AV 2002 worked and was surprised that NAV also picked up a couple of other infected files. I guess the lesson here is that a good AV program is not a luxury. I hope this turns out well for you.
 

Nathan C

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Thanks Tony for your reply and yes you were right it was the Magistra virus.
One of your links managed to remove the virus completly.
Thanks again Nathan
 
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