Viruses, worms and other 'bugs'

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions for CFnet Staff' started by Vic C., Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Vic C.

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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
     
  2. Scott

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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/
     
  3. Vic C.

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    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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    Stay worm free:

    Get a Mac.
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. Vic C.

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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. :)
     
  7. *******
    Hi Vicjr,
    five minute's?? :fadein:
    --John
     
  8. Vic C.

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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.
     
  10. :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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  11. Vic C.

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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
     

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