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Feedback Viruses, worms and other 'bugs'

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John the Baptist said:
PS: For you other 'c'hristians who send out these 'worms', 'bugs' & 'viruses'? How about giving me a sabbatical, ok? 56 in number we were told were secured in our computor? Who might these ones be? See Luke 16 verse 31??

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Hi, do you remember the advice that you gave me? And then said pray?
Prayer was suggested because of not knowing the reason for the trouble, right?

Well 'i' took you 'professional' advice. Also went a few hundred dollars beyond! :fadein:

The service technician had the same trouble as i had with the 123 site. The 'thinking' is, is that it was from readers that are on your site, that the trouble arose from? And no doubt it will again bear fruit? And a download file you say? What is it that is sent me for notification of a posters posting?? But with Norton Antivirus, and prayer, perhaps not right away, huh?

By the way Vic, right after everything was said & done, he, (the service tect.) went to the places that were of my posting. When he went to 123 Norton AntiVirus detected a worm. (this was the only one that came up)
He said that it was taking a patch to fix it? Whatever that is? (sounds like saved in sin to me!) Anyhow, it works for now. 8) $$$

---John

John,

My suggestion to pray was sort of tongue-in-cheek, though it couldn't hurt. It can never hurt to pray. I work in a central station. We monitor medical alert devices, fire and burgular alarms. Computer down-time is not an option for me. My advice to you was sound, though after the fact. Keeping your Operating System and Anti-virus program updated is good preventative maintenance. Glad the problem was resolved and you are back, though it cost you $$$ :sad
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I work in a computer center, use more than one PC to access this site, plus use two different PC's at home as well. I run Norton anti-virus on all PC's I am in charge of (aprox. 40-45 pc's). I must be extremely fortunate since Norton never detected the latest worms.

Has anyone else experienced this problem (John's problem) on this site or any other site? For anyone running Windows, I suggest that you go to their Update site and make sure you have all the latest patches and fixes. 2000 and XP seem to be the most vulnerable. Also make sure you are running an Anti-virus prigram and keep it updated as well. Most of the A/V programs out here can be set up to perform an auto-update, so you will never miss an update. Windows can be set to auto-update as well.

Windows update site;
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
 
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Last week I had problems with virus/worms and possibly a hacker. My Norton Antivirus was crippled as well as my Firewall. I was reading that one of the worms was programmed to block all processes using Norton systemworks (which is likely one of my problems). I have never had problems in the past and I don't think it had anything to do with this site. Viruses are potentially anything you click on (not a high risk but is possible).

If anyone has a problem with a crippled Anti-virus program on your computer I recommend trying these few things and I'll tell you what, they were extremely helpful in getting my system freed from these worms and viruses so that I could at least get Norton systemworks and firewall working for me again.

1.) If you need a virus scan because your system scan isn't working or its not helping try
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

2. McAfee provides a virus stinger which is a stand alone utility built to detect specific (most often the newest) viruses and worms. This link gives you virus/worm info that may help you indentify your problem and most importantly the stinger which will detect and eliminate those viruses and worms it was designed to detect.
http://www.adelphia.com/esafety/virus_alerts.cfm

McAfee Stinger (make sure you get the most up to date construct because they are built for the newest viruses)
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
 
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DkC said:
Last week I had problems with virus/worms and possibly a hacker. My Norton Antivirus was crippled as well as my Firewall. I was reading that one of the worms was programmed to block all processes using Norton systemworks (which is likely one of my problems).....
This is true. Not only did it cripple Norton, in one case I know of, it deleted the service that runs in the background and scans for viruses while you are up and running. When I first discovered that, my first impression was, "Ok, who uninstalled Norton?" :-?
 
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Hi,
I just posted up a post a few minuts ago. It took the better part of five minuts to have 123 to respond. Do others have this problem?
 
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Yes, this can be a problem John. If you are using a dial-up connection or Logan's server for some reason is slow, due to, maybe high traffic. It happens to me sometimes too. :)
 
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Yes, this can be a problem John. If you are using a dial-up connection or Logan's server for some reason is slow, due to, maybe high traffic. It happens to me sometimes too. :)
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Hi Vicjr,
five minute's?? :fadein:
--John
 
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:-? Don't know for sure John, never waited that long. I usually canceled it after 1 minute and did a resubmit.
 
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Hey I have dial up and I have never waited five minutes to post a response to anything here! :-? It can be a little slow but never that slooow.
 
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:fadein: Whats up?
I keep getting the message sent that there is a response to the message, and when I go there, this comes up?
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John, our admins had do delete some posts. The e-mail responses you got were probably related to the deleted posts. :biggrin