Pearls of Windows Wisdom

This issue, we have talked a lot about the I Love You virus.  If you should find that you have the virus or some other virus, here are a few hints as to what you should do:

  1. Immediately scan your system with anti-virus software and let the software “disinfect” your system.

  2. If your software can’t detect the virus, try updating your definitions and scanning again.

  3. If the anti-virus program still cannot detect or clean the virus and you know which files are infected, you must delete the infected files manually.

If all else fails, and the damage was excessive, you may have to reformat your hard drive.  Do this only if you have full backups of your system.  When restoring your system from backup, install the anti-virus software first so that you can verify the integrity of your backup files.



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