Dr Guy: oh, I hate trojans, too... not familiar with the 'java' variety. I hope you can save all the data, etc., on your PC. My recovery from the malware required me to reformat my HD, and relaod Win Xp, (about 6 months ago), because of the 'facebook trojan.' I'm sure yours was a hassle, as well. Forgive my lack of knowledge, what does "AV SW" refer to?
Yes, I did learn the lesson that my own actions re: the facebook virus was made so easy because I was not careful. Were it not for a few very dedicated and very helpful folks on these forums, I would have been lost on how to proceed.
off thread? I have been reading about ways to partition one's HD, and keep data, programs, etc., in one partition, and keep the boot part, and the web browsing parts in separate partitions. The idea is, i think, that the malware cannot jump partitions? Is this an effective strategy to 'contain' malware damage?