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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?”
Is this message that I'm infected a hoax? - A pop-up message that says you may have a virus may, or may not be legitimate. Anti-virus companies don't make viruses, but virus makers do try to look like anti-virus companies.