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Windows XP/microsoft security essentials


i am a computer tech my self so not feeble in what I am doing, I
use XP home on a dell 4400 with sata and raid drives amd Microsoft
security essentials anti  virus a good program. I am set up on a wirless network verizon but do not use wireless on this PC I use
wired eathernet from my router. When i am not on aol the PC remains clean but as soon as I go up on aol a large number of Trojans come in and since I have the program set up to delete them
as soon as they show it does so but WHY are all these Trojans coming up in the first place? It happens even when I'm not doing anything there except reading the news and no downloading?? Thanks

Dave:  how long have you had AOL - meaning when did you install it?  It would appear to me that AOL is infected.

What kind of anti virus program are you running?  A real good freebie is Malwarebytes (  I would suggest downloading and installing it and then run a full scan.

Let me know how it turns out.  If it doesn't work, then we'll try something different.


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Thomas Mihalik


Can assist with most issues involving XP - system configuration, drivers, recovery, home network set-up/maintenance and so forth. Can also help with issues like viruses, system cleanups and peripherals such as printers, external hard drives as well as other USB devices.


Was system administrator for over 45 users at a major research university in the Chicago area for 10 years (before I finally was able to hire someone to do it). Also have owned/configured computers for over 20+ years. Also volunteer locally to fix computers for seniors.

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