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I suspect spyware or a worm, how do I get rid of it?
In most cases getting rid of malware involves running up to date scanners
for viruses and spyware, and then making sure you're behind a firewall.
I run Win XP PRO. As I am connecting to the internet I see in the
tool bar the two screens for the internet connection always active and the
received bytes increasing continuously. I think this is a worm or spy program
but I don’t know how can remove it without formatting my hard drive. Do you
have any tips?”
Searching precisely - Start broad and refine is typically the best search strategy, unless you have something very specific to look for. I'll show you how being more specific from the start can lead to finding the exact results you want.