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why doesn't windows live onecare find or take out viruses RRS feed

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    I found this virus on an other system on line. Just thought i would see if Onecare was working and it came up with

    Grayware virus. can anyone tell me if i have to worry about this one or not thank you for your help. and if i do have to worry about it i think i'll get rid of onecare.....

     

     barb>

     
    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:37 AM

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  • What online scanner did you use? Did that scanner provide a report of where the virus was found and if it was removed?

    It may have been a false positive or it may indeed have been missed by OneCare.

    Note that no scanner is 100% effective in finding, removing or preventing infections, they can only reduce the risks significantly. If your system was infected with OneCare running, see this post - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=662566&SiteID=2

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 1:34 PM
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