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Getting rid of a Trojan

I am running a Win2000 Pro desktop machine. Everytime I bootup, IEXPLORE.EXE is activated and I haven't even opened it. I then get a Trojan alert from my Norton AV2K2. If I don't shutdown the process, I then a European ad for a porno Web cam site pops up. How do I get rid of this?

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Most antivirus products are not very good at finding Trojans, unfortunately.

A product that may eliminate this problem on your machine is PestPatrol, from Another option is The Cleaner, from

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This was first published in June 2002

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