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....My question is at the end of this message.

..I've run four different free online virus scans
...... virus found: Win32.Nimda.A
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The first one gave me the option of 'auto clean'
..I ran it, then did it a second time....it showed the same files again
...after the third scan page finished, this scan page showed clean on it's third pass.
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the second one had a 'cure files' button ...I cliked it and ran a second scan there too......no files showed.
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now after those scans were done and the 'cure files' button was used I scanned with a third online scan service.......it shows 18 infected files--{the other two just showed 9}
that third scan also says those 18 files are....'disinfected'
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Fourth scan found those infected files too and had 'auto clean' checked
ran that a second time and it was clean
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Then I searched computer and found freeware version of McAfee anti virus---{long ago disabled}--and reinstalled THAT and ran it's scan..............came back, all clear

Those infected files that were..."cleaned" by the free online scans..........they won't be able to harm my computer any more....is that correct???
 

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Originally posted by winchester73:
Which scanners did you use?
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ran scans from each of these.....

HouseCall

Panda

RAV AntiVirus Online

eTrust Antivirus Scanner

and the outdated norton scan too

last report from each was..."files cleaned / disinfected"
...My computer / files out of danger now?
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..If that freegin virus was able to send itself to others,
would there be any mention of "sent" mail in the 'sent' folder??
 
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Sounds like your operating system is XP or ME, if so you will need to disable system restore before doing any virus scans.

Also:
The reason McAfee anti virus found nothing is probably because it is well out of date.
 
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Have you emptied your system restore? If so, run the on-line scans again, and you should be fine.

Don't forget to set a new restore point.
 
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If you need the instructions ...

Windows Me:

1. Close all open programs.
2. Right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop, and then click Properties.
3. Click the Performance tab.
4. Click File System.
5. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
6. Check Disable System Restore, click OK, and then click Close.
7. Click Yes to restart. This disables the System Restore feature and will purge the contents of the _RESTORE folder when the system is restarted.
8. After cleaning the infected files, repeat steps 1 through 7, except in step 6, uncheck Disable System Restore.

Windows XP

1. Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the System Restore tab.
4. Check Turn off System Restore.
5. Click Apply, and then click OK.
6. Restart the computer.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6, except in step 4, uncheck Turn Off System Restore.

Then after you do this, please create a new restore point:

Got to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. On the next page that comes up you will have three choices, choose Create Restore Point. Then click next type in a description "after cleanup" or something like that. Then choose "Create" then close.
 
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