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In most cases getting rid of malware involves running up to date scanners for viruses and spyware, and then making sure you're behind a firewall.
I run Win XP PRO. As I am connecting to the internet I see in the tool bar the two screens for the internet connection always active and the received bytes increasing continuously. I think this is a worm or spy program but I don't know how can remove it without formatting my hard drive. Do you have any tips?"
Well certainly formatting shouldn't be needed. Just follow the steps from the previous article: How do I keep my computer safe on the internet?. In a nutshell:
Run a virus scanner.
Run a spyware scanner.
Use a firewall.
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