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Don't Panic
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 03/27/2005
 
It might sound stupid, but when faced with malware on your Pc, the first thing to do is: Don't panic and don't start deleting files.

Don't Panic

First, identify the malware and learn as much about it as you can. We have seen people , trying to execute "repairs" without proper information or skills and create more resulting damage than any virus could ever do.

Second, look in our database for information on the malware you have and start learning how to defeat it.

If it is a known trojan or virus program, look in the antivirus databases at McAfee or Symantec.

Do you have something that's not in our database? Let us know about it.

And don't forget the "Golden Rule" : Always, always, ALWAYS have a backup!