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Robert
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Username: Okierat

Post Number: 279
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Question to the collective.Why do I get a pic of Picard when I say that?) This is the second time this year this virus has hit my computer. I currently use McAfee through att.net, but it appears they don't do a good job of stopping this virus. Is there a good anti-virus/spyware program that will protect my computer?
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2428
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

AVG. The free version works well if you keep it up to date. Supplement with weekly Spybot scans for another layer of security. And use a name-brand (SonicWall, Cisco, Belkin) hardware firewall at your cable or DSL modem.

But, of course, nothing is bulletproof. My son let one in by clicking on an infected link on some web site. It took about an hour for it to infect 4 of the 6 computers in the house and another hour before my subnet was blacklisted for spewing spam. I lost a number of hours cleaning that mess up.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11322
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, the best firewall and anti-virus software in the world won't protect you if you ignore the warning messages and let the virus in anyway. I have twin teenage stepdaughters (they're 17 but "young" for their age) who clicked on a link that promised pictures of animals or some such that came with a nasty worm. If they had been teenage boys they would have been downloading porn. Like Paul, it took me a couple of hours to clean up the mess.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7353
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 06:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another vote for AVG and Spybot. I've been using them for years and as much web surfing as I do, I've never gotten a virus.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 2032
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 09:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yep . . AVG, Spybot, and if you really wanna go nuts, there's another program called SuperAntiSpyware that adds yet a 3rd layer.
 

Jeff Preston
Intermediate Member
Username: Jeffpreston

Post Number: 409
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My favorite with my Windows machine is NOD 32. Nothing on the MAC.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1090
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you have a router firewall your best bet is to start using the features that it has built in...

My advice would be start block any and all ad banners as many times that is where the problem will start.

It is also possible to block TCP/IP ports and that is also a good place to start...



(Message edited by skotrat on February 27, 2010)
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1091
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh yea...

If you are not using a router / firewall then you should get one.
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3060
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WARNING:

http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=yoyo.org

Norton has issued a Virus Threat warning about the website Skot is sharing.
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1092
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice...

I have never used their docs...

Just the list... Good thing I do not do this for a living

It is also nice to know that Bob can actually post something with facts behind it...

I will remove my link...
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1093
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 06:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

for what it is worth I have used the yoyo site for ad server lists for a long time and never had an issue with the site
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1096
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 07:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

McAfee rates the site as safe...

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/yoyo.org
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3062
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot, Thanks for the snide remark. Not usually your style, but it gave me a warm fuzzy. I wasn't trying to make you look bad by posting it, but I rarely get those pop-up warnings from Norton and thought it worth mentioning.

Looking closely at the warning it appears that there is one link within the site to worry about. If you think it is safe, click away:

http: // pgl.yoyo.org /sircam / Shingles_17.doc

(I broke it up with spaces in case someone accidently clicked it.)
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1097
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just a joke bob...

nod nod

wink wink

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