|Okay, infact I too agree to #2 and #3.|
Actually, that's how I solve similar virus problems of mine.
But I also need to consider the expertise level of other users.
Plus, I have a limited bandwidth, I never can use it for downloading utilities. That's not the case with everyone I suppose.
But again, there is no way of knowing the expertise level of users here, so might as well giving a try to say about linux and whatever I said doesn't cost much time. Finally the OP only have to decide if to do or not to do.