WINDOWS XP, I have the Verison DSL with the Yahoo tools IT FINDS THIS VIRUS., can someone please guid me how to get rid of this, should the scan do it or where do I get help?

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There's a good chance that you may have other infections in addition to the Sober worm. Please do the following so that we can get a "snapshot" of the state of your system:

Download the (free) HijackThis utility:


Once downloaded, follow these instructions to install and run the program:

Create a folder for HJT outside of any Temp/Temporary folders and move/extract HijackThis to that folder now. A folder such such as C:\HijackThis or C:\Spyware Tools\HijackThis will do.

Run HijackThis, but do not have HJT fix anything yet; only have it scan your system! Once the scan is complete, the "Scan" button will turn into an option to "Save log...".
Save the log in the folder you created for HijackThis; the saved file will be named "hijackthis.log". Open the log file with Windows Notepad, and cut-n-paste the entire contents of the Notepad file here.

The log contents will tell us a lot about what "nasties" have crept into your system, and once we analyse the log we can tell you what to do from there.

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