Trojan - Startpage problems -- HELP

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  1. jimp

    jimp Registered Member

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    I receive a McAfee VirusScan popup window that says " C:\Windows\hosts was infected by the StartPageDC!hosts trojan and it has been deleted..." The window never goes away.

    I ran the updated McAfee VirusScan software that I have and it shows two files infected - C:\Windows\system.exe with the trojan name of "Generic Qhosts.a"

    I called McAfee, tier 2 support, and they said to reload my XP Home edition operating system again. Before I do this, I want to make sure there are no other alternatives.

    Apparently the McAfee software cannot stop this trojan. Any suggestions on how to prevent it in the future?

    HELP !
     
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    Boot into Safe Mode, and rescan with McAfee.

    Nick
     
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