Has my friend a virus?

  Eileanbeag 14:45 09 Oct 2003
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She runs Windows 98 and has MacAffey Firewall and has been getting a message saying a file named C:\Windows\nirx.exe is trying to access the Internet.

She downloaded an update from an email from Microsoft a few days ago. Would this be genuine or is this what caused the trouble.

Any help would be appreciated

  Eileanbeag 15:41 09 Oct 2003

Thanks for all your help - she runs AVG Anti virus and McAfee Firewall but AVG have found nothing - only McAfee - will try Stinger

  Eileanbeag 20:12 09 Oct 2003

If one does an on line scan and anything is picked up - is it just a case of deleting the infected files or do you have to know what you are doing?

  Eileanbeag 22:14 09 Oct 2003

Moving on slightly - I myself have Windows XP and use Norton Antivirus but do not have Firewall - how can I keep safe and would you advise firewall?

Got my firend sorted - thanks!!

  Eileanbeag 23:09 09 Oct 2003

Downloaded Sygate and now have problems with email being blocked and common server client being blocked - what does this mean%?

  Eileanbeag 08:53 10 Oct 2003

NO - your not rude your right - not sure how to use firewall -what should I do?

  Eileanbeag 10:01 10 Oct 2003

Many thanks - you have all been very helpful - much appreciated.

  Eileanbeag 10:03 11 Oct 2003

Thanks everyone for your help - all sorted thanks

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