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Hello Fellow VAF Members,

Just a post to warn you of a new virus/malware that just showed up over the last few days. It is a program that installs on your system called Windows Web Combat. (It infected my Dad's computer.) It scans your system and tells you that you have malware. This is not the case, the only virus you have is the Windows Web Combat program. Do NOT pay the money to this company to remove the listed malware threats. They will only take your money and your computer will still not function.

There is an easy way to remove this virus, if you have System Restore, active on your computer. You need to run a System Restore while logged into your computer in Safe Mode with Networking. (The System Restore will NOT work if you are not in Safe Mode with Networking.)

If you want more information on removing this virus check out my blog post at http://www.vrsioffice.com/manage.num...show=post&id=3.

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Julie! Thank you so much for your post and thinking of all of us! Quick question - when you say System Restore does it require a full restore or just back to a previous point.
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A System Restore takes your computer back to an eariler point in time. It does not effect data, just program installs and upgrades. So if you know your system was working fine last week, then look for a restore point from the first of July or late June. Once you find a usable restore point let the System Restore run. When it finishing its resore the malware should be gone and computer usable again.

Just make sure you log into Windows under Safe Mode with Networking before running System Restore.

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