Re: [fhctech] Viruses
>>> Since you say this is a church connection,I assume this is most likely a FHC. <<<
You know if I paid more attention to what list
the message was from, I wouldn't have to make
such a guess. <g> I thought I was on the Clerk's
Well, you did suggest I come here for FHE questions!
This one is a part of the long saga where SL insisted
that Bell install a DSL line and they refused, because
they do not service the area at all.
We finally got them to ask Sprint to do it. All the
pieces are here. I think we just don't quite have
them all together. (like the firewall, etc.)
- Make sure you have a firewall on your system. For a broadband system the
church supplies a Cisco PIX box.
An unpatched computer sitting on the internet without a firewall will be
compromised within 20 minutes by some kind of probe. That's less time then
it takes to get the patches.
To survive in today's world, a computer needs anti-spyware, a firewall and
an anti-virus program - in that order of importance. The church guidelines
supply the firewall and antivirus. I'd suggest "Spybot - Search and
Destroy" along with "Spyware Blaster" that Spybot suggests. These are free
for non-profit (FHC) use. Ad-aware is also a good program, but the personal
version can't legally used in a FHC without purchasing it. But you might
give it a trial run to clean things out. <g>
- What OS are you running? Assuming Windows 2000 or above, below are a
few more suggestions:
-From a command prompt, type NETSTAT -AN
This will show you all the network connections on your system. Look
for any suspicious entrees in the Foreign Address column. Be aware
that most malware won't become "active" until they see an
active Internet connection. Perhaps you could add a temporary dial-up
connection while you diagnose the problem. If you need help
deciphering the NETSTAT results just post them to this list.
-Download and run STINGER
This is a stand-alone virus scanner from McAfee that is excellent in
situations like yours.
-Download and run Spybot S&D
As mentioned by others, this is a great utility for cleaning spyware.
-Download and run CWShedder (stand-alone version)
Finds and cleans the major spyware that Spybot misses.
-Download and run Hijackthis (last resort)
Lists possible hiding places of spyware on your computer.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Larry Jackson <lajackson@j...> wrote:
> Our ISP (Sprint DSL) has shut down our access
> because they say we have a virus. We have updated
> our Church virus definitions and cannot find anything.
> Any suggestions?
> Larry Jackson
- You will need to do it by sending an email to the correct address, as per the instructions appended to the bottom of every message posted here. The list owner *may* see your request and take care of it, but using the correct address will expedite things.Gary Templeman----- Original Message -----From: ramakrishnan viswanathanSent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 8:23 AMSubject: Re: [fhctech] Virusesrequest kindly delete my address from your mailing listthank youviswanathan
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