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Posted: 10/8/2005 4:19:02 AM EDT
I keep getting a bunch of emails and they all say "VexAlert" ans so on and then down in the body of the email it says Worm/Bagz.E.1 worm was detected. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this? I have Norton AntiVirus but it won't update anymore (money hungary BASTARDS!) I ran a scan and nothing came up- probably because my definitions are old.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 4:33:29 AM EDT
First bit of advice, get rid of Norton! It's a POS and so is their company, products and customer service since Mr. Norton sold of the company to India.

McAfee is better, and there is another scanner out there that is free and well liked too... I forget the name though.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:36:07 AM EDT
AVG free is good: AVG from Grisoft (free)
AVAST! is good: AVAST! Anti-Virus (free)
I run both scanners at the same time on my system--I've had certaint things caught on one that the other missed.

Don't forget some good anti-spyware: Ad-Aware from Lavasoft (free)

And don't forget a good firewall: Zone Alarm (free)

Good luck getting Norton off your system once it's imbedded there.  They don't have a great uninstaller.  Some folks here might be able to help you with that, but I'm not one of them (I've hated Norton AV for years).
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:36:16 AM EDT
Read this thread, it may help:

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:17:37 AM EDT
WTF is sending you emails about a virus on your 'puter?
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