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Get rid of Win32.Brontok virus

Since more than 2 years I have been using Windows XP Home on my personal laptop without any antivirus software installed and I have never had any virus problems. But few days back My machine was infected with win32.brontok virus and IE and Mozilla browsers started crashing immediately after launching them. It used to popup below window

I realized that my system was infected with virus but had no clue in identifying the virus and removing it. I installed the latest Malicious software removal tool offered by Microsoft but of no use. This tool was not able to detect the above virus.

I thought the virus could have made some changes in the startup programs. I opened msconfig but I could not open the startup tab; may be the virus was too intelligent and it did not allow me to access startup programs. I checked the list of applications and processes in task manager, killed suspicious processes but this one also did not help.

Then I was weighing on the option of reformatting my system but luckily I had found this trial version of SUPERAntiSpyware. I installed it and did a complete scan of the system and it detected around 50 threats. I could remove them all using the same software and after reboot my system has started functioning as usual.

To download this free software see here

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