Computer Security & Viruses/poweliks infection

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my Windows 7 home premium computer is infected with Poweliks. Got blue screen of death twice and corrupted JPG thumbnails and it's trying to download a file. Ran Avira and Panda and AVG and fixed the JPGs but still infected.

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Hi Theo

This one is relatively new and tricky to get rid of, as it resides and hides itself in Windows Startup registry.  Use the following guide for removal:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-poweliks-virus/

If I can be of further assistance, let me know.  Good luck!

Brian

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