I appear to have picked up the win32 blackbird virus? Can someone tell me A: Why when I have an up to date version of Macafeee anti virus software this has got through on to my PC and appears not to be detected depsite paying you for updates to prevent just this happening.
How do I get this damn thing off my PC before it drives me nuts.
There isn't such a thing as the perfect protection software. Infections appear in new forms almost hourly and while all software manufacturers try to keep ahead of them it's an impossible task. W32 Blackbird is a trojan and scanning with the free versions of this anti-spyware application should help:
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What is your operating system, service pack and are you up to date with Microsoft update?
What McAfee products do you have? If your taskbar icon is like this: - right-click it and go to each application "About" and post the details. If it is like this: - double-click to open SecurityCenter and then click "View Details" or "About" at the lower right of the new window. Post the details from each module.
If any infection isn't detected by McAfee and you know where it is lurking then send it in for analysis and possible patching.....
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