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Reacting to attempted break-ins

My question is very simple: How do I get rid of Trojans on my computer? You see, I use this program called Trojan Shield that detects any attempted break-in and disconnects the attempt, and lately it's been detecting a lot of break-in attempts. Every attempt thus far has been exploiting what seems to be a Subseven2x Trojan on my computer. I immediately took action and downloaded several Trojan-detecting programs, but none has found...

any trace of the Subseven Trojan on my computer. Can you please give me some advise on how to rid myself of these malicious Trojans? Thank you very much.


The fact that attempts are being made to connect to your computer by programs looking for systems infected by a Trojan does not mean that you are infected. All computers connected to the Internet get bombarded each day by various bots which are looking to see which systems are vulnerable.

If several different Trojan-detection programs say your system is clean, then it is likely they are right and you are just getting a lot of knocks on your virtual door. Ignore them.


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This was first published in April 2002

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