Recently I wrote to this group under the title 'Is there a risk with firewalls'. Unfortunately the following discussion consisted mostly of rants and mutual verbal abuse and did not help much to clarify the problem
I am opening the subject again and hope that this time the answers, if any, will be to the point and not mutual abuse.
The suggestion to use Kaspersky's free scan was of great value. It identified a number of files and said that two viruses were on the machine, without giving further info regarding these viruses.
I removed all the offending files. For one of them, call it *, I had to go into DOS mode outside of Windows, because this file was in use by windows and could not be removed from within Windows..
A subsequent Kspersky scan showed the system to be clean.
On startup however a window comes up, complaining that the file called * above is missing. After closing this window the PC works normally. This notice indicates that virus components are still residing in the registry.
Question: Is there any way to locate these components and to remove them?