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Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
- The file at "<$COMMONSTARTUP>\Windows Search.lnk".
- The file at "<$WINDIR>\Tasks\Watchmon Service.job".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.CosmicDuke.gen uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!
Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.
If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
- Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
- Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.