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Hi all,

        Am new here and would just like to say hello to everyone!  My problem is that l logged on  this past Sat. and after a few minutes l got a McAfee pop-up warning me that a potentially unwanted program was looking into my l clicked on the decline entry and proceeded with my work. A few minutes later another McAfee pop-up told me that this program had succsesfully lodged in my registry!!!!

The computer then closed down and l have'nt been able to start it up since. l get to Windows welcome page and when l try to log on it immediatly logs off, same in safe mode! Anyone any ideas......please!!

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Re: Virus...

If the sample meets our PUP criteria, detection and removal will be supported in a future DAT release for qualifying products:

VirusScan 8.0i with the AntiSpyware plug-in
VirusScan 7.1 with the AntiSpyware plug-in
VSE 8.x (Top 200 PUPs only)
VSE 7.1 (Top 200 PUPs only, detection only)

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VirusScan Online (Top 200 PUPs only)

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Re: Virus...


      Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately l'm not very tech-minded and can only access this computer (a friends) on occasion. l rang the premium land line and they could not really help other than advising me to contact the supplier, Dell. Seeing that it was a McAfee pop up that let the virus gain entry l thought they could do more to help, remotely for instance but as l cant get further than the Windows welcome page it looks like l'm stuck!

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