Is this a virus? "spider.exe"

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nsteiger

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I just got an email from my SIL saying that the last three emails I sent contain an attachment called spider.exe

I have not been sending her emails...Norton Antivirus hasn't notified me of any virus'...any suggestions?

If this is a virus, what will it do and how do I get rid of it?
 
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spider.exe is a game that comes with your PC.

Start -> Programs -> Games -> Spider Solitaire
 
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Not sure why it is attaching the spider.exe to your e-mails.

Do this in order:

1) Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> delete cookies, delete files (select off-line content), clear history. Then click ok and exit Internet Explorer.

2) Read http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/index1.html then download and run SpyBot.

3) Update and run your Anti-Virus program (NAV or MacAfee), if you don't have an Anti-Virus program installed on your PC use one of the free ones here:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
or
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
or
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/
 
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