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  • Question


    Yesterday a family member decided to visit some friendly little websites that enjoy leaving their footprints all over my computer (in the form of spyware/virus).  I woke up to pop-ups and my computer running very slowly.


    I installed Windows Live OneCare and ran a full system scan.  I noticed that during the scan an inordinate amount of .zip files were being scanned with movie titles associated to them.  I ran a search from Windows to find all *.zip files and included hidden files and folders.  While I can say with all certainty that I watched OneCare scan THOUSANDS of them, not one showed up in my search results.  My hard drives available space has been severely affected by these files and I am still receiving pop ups and redirects after the scan. PLEASE ADVISE.


    Thank you,


    Friday, November 28, 2008 6:51 PM