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    I just had a virus scare. My computer would load Windows XP and them puff, turn itself off. What I did was turn it on again and press the F10 key. A black screen appear where I could choose a different mode or something like that. The point is that I was able to load Windows and as soom as I did, my anti-virus informed me there was a Trojan. Well, the rest is history. Everything works fine now.

    The Trojan I got was:

    Some might think this is off topic, but file sharing does increase the risk of getting viruses so thatís why I put this message here, as a reality check.

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    harrycary's Avatar Poster
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    Feb 2003
    Omaha, Ne USA
    What you did was go into "safe mode" . This is a nice feature for troubleshooting problems such as yours.

    Virii are abundant on any file sharing networks. It's wise to keep your AV up to date and use verifieds whenever possible.


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