|One thing to think about, If you actually do get this virus/worm removed, there is realy no reason to reformat these computers. |
In my experance I have found that symantecs is a great place for referance into how to remove the crap that gets into our systems. Their Corp edition of products work very well, their products for the home user can cause more problems that they help. Remember that just scanning an deleting what it finds is not always all it takes to fix issues.
IMHO my recomadations for keeping __it out are:
Avast Home Edition - Don't forget to register with them, and it updates itself daily
Spywareblaster - you have to manually update if you want it for FREE
Spybot Search & Destroy - maunal upday and scan, don;t forget to Immunize
Advanced System Care
Google each and you will find them
and as always they are FREE.
I was reformatting HDs every six months from young ones getting SWAG from the internet. since using these I have not re-formatted a computer in over 4 years.
If they use Limewire, don't allow them to upload. Only download.
insure your wireless router is secured (encrypted) 64bit is good enough.
Remember to turn off the system restore prior to scanning when you know you have a virus.
Turn it back on after your finished and rebooted a few times
Lots of Luck
just my 2c