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Prevention is better than cure.
Does a virus scanner give you full protection? Will it prevent you from getting infected? Q & A can be found on these excellent resources at Virus Prevention.
Test your anti-virus scanner with the Eicar © test file. Download link at Virus Prevention.
Security Patches & Updates.
Check out the Security Patches & Updates page
for an overview of Microsoft © Security Patches & Updates sorted by threat.
[Available from Microsoft © Security Patches & Updates at HotFix & Security Bulletin Service.]
Clean the mess.
Clean an infected computer from a single infection with Removal Tools.
Deleting infected files from the Windows Me or XP Restore Folder giving you troubles? Read these tips!
How to remove infections from Windows ME/XP Restore Folder.
Get the latest Virus news. Sign up with one of the Newsletters or RSS feeds. Check out the Virus NewsLetters.
Infected or Not infected.
Infected and unable to reach your AV company? Scan your PC online with one of the Online Scanners.
Suspicious file? Your scanner didn't give you an alert? Submit it to the AntiVirus Company of your choice! Check out the Submit a Sample page.
Spyware and Adware rumble.
Your computer slowing down? Strange behavior? Check out the Spyware Scanners & Removers.
Not able to run any programs? Internet Explorer options disabled? Check out the Registry Tweaks
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Please keep in mind that -unless you've subscribed to a mailing list or applied to receive a newsletter-, any unsolicited email from an AV vendor could contain a virus.
Emails from Microsoft© containing a patch release for a Windows based OS, are known to contain a virus. Read up on their policy at Microsoft Policies on Software Distribution.
Handle any email [Yes, even those from known contacts] with care and remember:
'Viruses don't do any harm, ignorance does!'.
Get Microsoft© Windows XP latest system updates and Download Windows XP Service Pack 3
Read up on how to keep your system safe at Microsoft© Protect Your PC Page.