Hi Scott, Yes that is always good advice. However in my case I was in a frame of mind to do a reinstall of Windows xp if I screwed up. I had decided that I would delete all restore files on the computer and then do a new install, which means I would have had to download all of Miscrosoft's updates. Btw, I noticed that bugbear attached itself to adaware.exe and to winzip.exe before I was able to remove the virus. I wonder why the maker of the virus wanted to attached to random .exe files; what purpose did it serve? Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott McNay" <Wizard@xxxxxxxx> To: "Ctm007" <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 7:37 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: bugbear virus > > Hi Carl, > > Thursday, June 12, 2003, 7:34:03 AM, you wrote: > > C> So I booted into safe mode and del the file. Computer is ok and > C> says "Thanks". > > I would rename such files, given a choice, in case of shooting self in > foot... and onece everything looks good, THEN delete it. > > --Scott. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.