Virus Warning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Guy, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Guy

    Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Got a virus on my desktop late Monday, it came from an apparently trusted source, and I opened the attachment - its a clever bastard that closed my virus protection software.
    It presents as a pif file.
    I shut the desktop down Monday and am using an unifected laptop while the other is cleaned up.
    I 'm sorry but its gone out to everyone in my address book, but 35 have been rejected and returned, so its plainly being recognised.

    IMPORTANT THING IS DO NOT OPEN ANY E-MAIL FROM
    guygozem@waitrose.com UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


    SORRY, MAYBE SOMEONE CAN ADVISE ON BEST ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE? WAS USING pcCILLIN OR SOME SUCH DAFT NAME.
    GETTING NORTON PUT ON AT THE MOMENT - ANY ADVICE WELCOME
     
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    If money is no object , use Sophos anto virus ... but , in the real world , Notron anti virus is the best solution.


    Hope you can uninfect it.

    Here is a help page with some instructions on how to clean viruses and how they spread.

    Http://vil.nai.com

    Good luck dude
     
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    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ditto fuzzers answer, Sophos first Norton second.

    Sophos is our company standard and seems to work very well.

    Jonathan
     
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    If you are using work systems, your IT guys should consider getting the whole domain (the bit after the @ sign) protected by messagelabs (www.messagelabs.com)- works at the internet level and is guaranteed to remove all viruses, and you can have SPAM and porn removal as-well...

    90-something-% of viruses come in thru email ..

    As for desktop protection at home, I use Norton - it seems to be one of the best - dont forget to enable auto-downloads of virus updates though
     
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    Having had lots and lots of experence of people in tears and also less than great antivirus programs , i would not trust the program to auto update ....

    if you want somthing done properly , do it yourself if you can.
     
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    Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your help, guys. Now have Norton installed, and have got rid of the virus which was klez-h.

    I got 114 rejected e-mails back from various mail servers, which makes me wonder why it got through to me.

    Lesson learnt, never open attachments without checking with the sender - in this case it apparently came from a work colleague, but he hadn't sent it - his account with freeserve had been closed for a year, but it was still in someone's address book.

    Anyway, thanks to all for advice.
     
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