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I had the confecker virus before installing OneCare RRS feed

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  • I had the confecker virus before installing OneCare.  The one is green, has done a full scan, and seems to be OK.  I don't have only one computer on my OneCare, but I do have another computer not on the internet with which I share files occassionally.  Do I need to take additional steps?

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:34 AM

Answers

  • I suggest that you connect the other PC to the Internet and make sure that it takes all updates from Windows Update. If the PC is no up to date with the latest security updates, it could be infected if you bring an infected file to it. However, this malware currently infects PCs in a way that it uses the Interent connection to update itself and spread, so if the PC is not connected to the Internet, the threat to it is low.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:58 AM
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