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Laptop has virus. Laptop runs Windows XP. Laptop has no Internet connection. How can I get rid of virus/ maleware?

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There's no ESET product for the legacy Windows XP. You can try running a scan with ESET Online Scanner.

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Just to add to my colleague @Marcos's recommendation, you might want to consider backing up any important data from the laptop by making one or more copies of it, wiping the laptop, and loading an operating system that is still supported like Windows 10 or one of the various Linux distros out there.

Here is a link to my blog post, "The Last Windows XP Security White Paper," which I wrote six years ago:  https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/27/last-windows-xp-security-white-paper/.  It contains a link to a paper I wrote about securing Windows XP-based systems that comes out to about 49 pages when printed.  Perhaps that will be of use to you.


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