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Old 30-01-2009
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Receiving a virus on msn

I just got a messsage on msn from someone I know, it was a link.
Running the file my antivirus detected a "Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic" ...

I launched the AVG antivirus found 6 infections type Trojan Horse ...

My question is who? who sent the virus since it is not the person I know? antivirus I have is it effective against such viruses?
Thank you in advance.
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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

It is possible that the computer that you sent this message is infected with a virus that attempts to spread by itself.

put your updated antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do a scan with each failure mode.

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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

I'll add that even the best anti virus is not to open emails or links in messages from unknown
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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

But the message that I received and which contains a link comes from an acquaintance and not a stranger ....!!!
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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

"Spybot Search and Destroy" and "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" are two antispyware software. It would be worthwhile to use for a scan to ensure there are no more signs of infection.
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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

What I mean is how to proceed ..? is what I have to install software or something ... and if you can give me the link and thank you.
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Re: Receiving a virus on msn

These two software to download and install. Thereafter, you put them up to date, you start Windows in Safe mode and you do a scan with each of them.

Spybot: The home of Spybot S & D.

Malwarebytes:
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