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computer virus help needed

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lou33 Mon 29-May-06 14:37:14

my laptop scanned for viruses today and it says i have a virus, (embedded object, and in the archive) and says it cannot be healed

any idea how i fix it?

it doesnt seem to be causing any problems, but i should get rid shouldnt i?

SaintGeorge Mon 29-May-06 14:37:51

Did it give you a name for the virus lou?

lou33 Mon 29-May-06 14:41:47

where it says result, it just says virus identified java/open stream

if click on anyuthing to try and see further i cant get the pages to load

SaintGeorge Mon 29-May-06 14:42:58

Bugger. Usually if you can find a name you can do a quick google search. At least that way you knowwhat sort of potential threat, if any, the virus has. Often find removal tools as well.

SaintGeorge Mon 29-May-06 14:48:08

What virus software do you use?

You might be able to find something on the net that can scan again.

lou33 Mon 29-May-06 14:50:34


ggglimpopo Mon 29-May-06 14:50:34

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lou33 Mon 29-May-06 14:51:01

i changed from norton to avg on my vaio

SaintGeorge Mon 29-May-06 14:53:04


Well that knackers my usual recommendation then: 'ditch norton and get avg free' for your problem then lou.

ggg - you have your answer

ggglimpopo Mon 29-May-06 14:53:36

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lou33 Mon 29-May-06 15:09:44

it's annoying me because i like to fix problems

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