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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by shaun2050, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. shaun2050

    shaun2050 Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2007
    Can anyone tell me how i remove this ? everytime i load internet explorer this is the message I get -

    [email protected] is a virus that infects files with .exe extensions. It attempts to steal passwords and private information from the infected computer,.

    Type: Virus
    Infection length: 138,293 bytes
    Systems affected: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, Windows XP and Windows Vista
    Systems not affected: DOS, EPOc, Linux, Macintosh, Novell Netware, OS/2, UNIX
    Technical Details: 1. Creates files in %Windir%\ directory. By default,this is C:\Windows.
    2. Adds values to registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MNACHINE\software\\Microsoft\windows\CurentVersion\Run
    3. Scans the hard drive for .exe files and infects any executable files. Searches for passwords/information, which it may send to a remote attacker.
    Recomendation: Click "OK" to download officially approved security software. Always keep your patch levels up to date.

    My hompage has been changed to the following http://thesafetyfiles.com/ and I am unable to change this. I've scanned my computer using Windows Defender but it aint picking anything up and Avast doesn't pick anything up either. Any ideas how i can get rid of this would be greatly received. Thanks
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