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    Computer infected with Bob.718.a

    My computer is infected with Bob.718.a. I found many files with the name Bob.718.a in my computer, so I searched for the file on the internet. That time I came to know that it is a virus. I could not understand why Escan antivirus, that I am using in my computer could not alert me about this virus. I scanned my whole system, but still it showed no infections in my computer. So, I am totally confused with how to remove this virus. I am using Windows XP operating system and my browser is Internet Explorer 8.

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    AVG antivirus can delete Bob.718.a

    AVG antivirus can delete Bob.718.a and I can assure you because my system too had a similar type of infection. It is not an harmful infection, but it is not advisable to keep infections persisting in the system as we cannot predict when they change their course of infection. So, if computer is infected with Bob.718.a, then I suggest you to use AVG antivirus and it may hopefully solve your problem.

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    Keep the AUTOMATIC UPDATES option always on

    If computer is infected with Bob.718.a and the Escan antivirus did not alert about this infection may be because it may not have information about this infection in its database. To avoid such kind of problems, it is necessary to frequently update the database of the antivirus. You will get an option to update it in the interface of the antivirus. You will have to be connected to the web for this purpose. It is recommended to keep the AUTOMATIC UPDATES option always on.

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    Antiviruses do not contain information about this infection

    You dont have to worry if the computer is infected with Bob.718.a because Bob.718.a is not a dangerous infection. It has only a low alert level as it does not harm the system on a large scale. The antiviruses generally do not contain information about this infection in their database because of which they are not able to alert about its entry into the system. I myself have heard about this virus for the first time and I came to know about this infection when I searched about it on the internet.

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    Use Quick Heal antivirus

    I advice you to use Quick Heal antivirus to boot scan the computer since it is infected with Bob.718.a. This feature of boot scan is not available in Escan. This scan will be enabled as soon as you install Quick Heal. The laptop will get restarted and the scan will take place even before Windows can load. So, the virus will remain inactive during such a scan. The boot scan is a recommended method for the removal of all types of infections. I use the same in my system to prevent infections from affecting my system.

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    Format the computer

    The computer will be infected with Bob.718.a at many places in the system. So, it is difficult to remove ti manually. If you keep the infection in the system, then it may cause problems in all the programs in the system and finally the system may crash. Because of this, there is a possibility of the loss of your important data and information. To prevent this loss, I advice you to format the computer as soon as possible after you backup your whole system. Install a fresh copy of Windows into the computer after you do the formatting.

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