Re: [OTRMP3] Someone is infected...
- Oh great.. Didn't want to hear that... <ugh!>
From: allanpqz <afoster21@...>
Sent: Sep 3, 2004 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [OTRMP3] Someone is infected...
You don't have to have your email installed anymore for the more
advanced viruses to mail themselves out. I'm pretty sure that many
of them now come with their own smtp (simple mail transfer protocol)
system. They've become very self sufficient.
>I haven't got any e-mail programs open yet, and I have not been
>... Still it could not be my machine sending the e-mail viruses b/c
surfing yet. I normally have manually send messages - I have the auto
>easily unsubscribe from it by sending an email to:
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But we'll miss you.
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- At 09:35 AM 9/3/2004, you wrote:
>Beware there are some real whoppers circulating. I setup XP 2 nights agoI just set up a new 3.4 gig P4 machine the other day. BEFORE it was
>on my modem equipped computer - that is - not broadband. Within the first
>20 minutes while updating my AVG for the first time I caught the Sasser.
>Had to go over to the local university to get the fix downloaded to a ZIP
>disc and go home to fix my machine. Completed the SP1 updates and
>yesterday caught a backdoor trojan. Understand I have not opened any
>e-mails (only using the webmail interface with my ISP) and normally use
>Eudora which does not seem to gather viruses like Outlook, I use AVG,
>Spybot, and Adware - address book is at a different location and the
>viruses don't hunt for it as I understand.
connected to my cable modem I installed Zonealarm Pro then installed Norton
Antivirus plus installed the manually downloaded AV sigs file (it's a
couple of megs) to be sure Norton was up to date. Result? I could download
(& install) SP 2 without any infection problems. Oh & I have Adaware &
Spybot on it too with no spyware present.
>Oh yea - I just love the XP built-in firewall. Must be like a sponge -I'd rather use Zonealarm Pro! Much better than the XP firewall!!
>soaks up trojans and lets anything through... <grin!>
>My main point is that I don't think it is me and to remind everyone thatI've had Norton for several years. Before that it was Mcafee. Win 98 SE ran
>XP's security is a joke so far. Win98 ran for over a year without
>collecting any viruses and no firewall. XP lasted 20 minutes.
without a firewall (on dialup) for about 2 years before I started getting
hacked. Started with Zonealarm Free then got the Pro version later. Been
happy ever since!
>If you've got XP do some serious learning and get your machine secured. Ikeep Norton updated & it will catch every virus!
>would recommend anybody setting up XP to install Zone Alarm (or the
>equivalent) BEFORE you dial up for the first time. Oh and Norton Antivirus
>is a JOKE! It has failed to see viruses that went on to wreck 5 different
>machines that I know of. FREE AVG caught them and so did www.antivirus.com
>- the free online scan.