Adobe & virus removal tools
Apollogies in advance to all if this has been answered and I just couldn't find the answer. I've searched with "Adobe" here and else where and find references to the terrible nasty virus attacking the Adobe 9.1 and earlier and can only find recommendations to uprade ( already done that of course) but nothing about removal tools to un-do the virus....So...
This started when I was viewing a PDF on my local drive and received a sudden grey pop-up that did not have the usual appearance as in Windows with the navy blue header or an Adobe logo on it ... It read approximately "Adobe update 9.0 downloading..." and I immediately cancelled it. However on the next bootup I couldn't startup normally and WinXP just powered off- over and over. I couldn't even boot up into safe mode and ended this by booting into LAST KNOWN GOOD. Next I uninstalled all ADOBE components and DL'ed new ADOBE READER 9.2, FLASH 10 and the mandatory AIR. Also ran LIVE UPDATE and full scan
Sys = WinXPSP3 with auto-update,, NIS '0917.1 running nearly daily LIVE UPDATE and QUICK SCANS, ACER netbook wireless 3G via tether WiFi is disabled, all NIS-found cookie domains added to the PROHIBITED SITES list in IE7
Now a blank GOOGLE search web page as my home page >www.google.com< takes 30-40 seconds to load instead of the usual 3-4 seconds and even this post screen is so unresponsive it's like back in 1985 teletype terminals. If NORTON is just an 'alarm' and not a removal tool, where is a searcch term to find a tool to find & remove whatever bug I've caught?
Thanks in advance and happy holidays to all :-)