I used the removal tool but it said the virus wasn't there (and applied the patch). I ran Norton virus check about 10 times after that initial check and they came up blank. I also went to www.pcpitstop.com
and ran a virus scan there that came up blank.
I managed to get to the windows update site (I ran windows 2000 setup many times and it did disk checks, maybe I fine-tuned the machine into submission?) and download files needed for my system. But, there were 2 or 3 that didn't load. So far, my computer seems to be running perfectly.
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