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What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware?

My PC was recently infected by System Fix Malware/Spyware which has been removed by steps mentioned listed here and here.

After following above links, I still see the System Fix installed under my start menu, as a desktop shortcut. I do NOT see it in the list of programs installed in control panel.

OS: Windows XP SP3

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marked as duplicate by Mokubai, Dave M, JdeBP, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Nifle Dec 2 '11 at 20:39

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Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and possibly with something like ComboFix to be totally sure you are clean...

Lots of virus & spyware removal guides all over the 'net.

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It sounds like you've only got the shortcuts left hanging around. Make sure that they are only shortcuts, and delete them.

Then, scan the system again with your choice of malware removal tool(s) and/or antivirus. If an infection is still present, it's probably time for a rebuild.

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