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Posted: 9/6/2004 6:09:55 AM EST
All in under 14 days. Never have had a problem before, then I run a scheduled scan and bam virus one after another only on the 400,000 scanned files
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:14:14 AM EST
you opening exes? if yes, stop

get a firewall and an active AV program like Norton or McAfee
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:15:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:16:59 AM EST
I had about 200 of the same virus but the rest are dif, trojans and so on. Looking at the names, the one I cant get off is PWS.Hooker.Trojan.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:17:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 6:18:12 AM EST by Camper17]
I would recommend Norton over McAfee, but if you are running XP you can DL the SP2 and that has a firewall built in.....Camper
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:17:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By JHP:
you opening exes? if yes, stop

get a firewall and an active AV program like Norton or McAfee


Have firmware firewall in place.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:09:27 PM EST
regular xp has a firewall. sp2 just turns it on by default


Originally Posted By Camper17:
I would recommend Norton over McAfee, but if you are running XP you can DL the SP2 and that has a firewall built in.....

Camper

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:12:06 PM EST
I've been running Norton for about 2 years. I kept my Norton up to date about every 2 or 3 days. I decided to check out AVG and it found 7 viruses.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:13:28 PM EST
Nuke your machine from orbit, its the only way to be sure
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:19:30 PM EST
Did we learn something from this experience??


Get some AV software. Keep it up to date. Run a scan at least once a month.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:22:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 11:25:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
so did you find some good porn or not?

mike


Well yeah of course, too bad the bitches where crawling with STD''s. I am a riot
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 11:28:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By sharky30:
regular xp has a firewall. sp2 just turns it on by default



The firewall in SP 2 is not the same as the original one. Most obviously, it blocks traffic in both directions, not just inbound.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:12:43 AM EST
securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pws.hooker.trojan.html


Originally Posted By olyarms:
I had about 200 of the same virus but the rest are dif, trojans and so on. Looking at the names, the one I cant get off is PWS.Hooker.Trojan.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:17:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pws.hooker.trojan.html


Originally Posted By olyarms:
I had about 200 of the same virus but the rest are dif, trojans and so on. Looking at the names, the one I cant get off is PWS.Hooker.Trojan.



Yeah I read something similar, don't use this computer for anything but Ent, so maybe he will steal my afrcom pass and make me into a bigger ass.

But yeah I would be worried if it was on a computer used for bills etc.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:12:42 AM EST
I had several hundred myself. I think I got them from a link on this forum to a video on ogorish.com. I used some freeware on the internet that only partially helped (adware and spybot). I then bought pestpatrol and that took care of it.

FWIW....Bomber
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:24:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Get some AV software. Keep it up to date. Run a scan at least once a month.


And depending on what/where you're surfing (ESPECIALLY if you surf any foreign sites), you might
want to have it scan once a day, maybe at 2:00 A.M. or something, while you're asleep.

Running once a month only is begging for problems. (Or would be with the knuckleheads that I have
to keep an eye on....)
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