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Originally Posted By: dharris
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My Norton anti virus works over time when on this site


opposed to the other sites I visit


I'm getting paranoid or something like that
Does nachi send virus's to ashi members to shut them up or does everybody else have the same experience?

Dam it just went to work again befor I finished spell check


Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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What do you mean Dan? There are no viruses on NACHI.ORG.



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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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I use Norton and have no problems on this site.



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Originally Posted By: dharris
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For the past 45min or so, the Norton popup popped up 4 times and said a virus was detected and stated it was deleted


I used to blame it on my brothers and sisters when they sent me all the goeffy photos of there grand kids and stuff, from back in the hills in Pa. but they have't sent anything lately


Originally Posted By: jwortham
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Back in my computer software technical support days, we referred to Norton as the virus!


I'd wager it's taken down more computers than all the virus variants combined!


Originally Posted By: dharris
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Chris


Since my last post it happened 2 times
1 was Korgo
1 was w32 spybot worm


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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What VIRUS?





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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Dan ,


Do you use a router?

I knew it was you David![](upload://9Jt6jRvtzuRLV6ynjXOkzCpbZNp.gif)


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Originally Posted By: dharris
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David !!!


What is that sh–


It wont stop


Now what do I have to do??


I just spent 300$ last month to get my computer cleaned up cause it wasn't working rite


Originally Posted By: tallen
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I just sent that "thing" from David to a few friends and my service provider has sent me an e-mail warning me about a virus on my pc. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


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Originally Posted By: dharris
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Todd


I don’t know what a computer router is, so I don’t think so


I don’t know what or if david did, but the pop up came up again while replying


I'm out of here, Gotta go to do another insp.


Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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Dan,


The Korgo virus is something that's on your computer. It's a keylogger that logs everything you type and sends it back to the virus' author. See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx for information on the Windows vulerability. You definitely need to download the latest Windows Updates from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and run a full system scan with Norton. There are no viruses on any of NACHI's websites.

You might also want to download and run Spybot from http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html and AdAware from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ -- these will search for spyware and remove them.


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Originally Posted By: ssopha
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Daniel,


What kind of PC do you own? Do you have braodband/DSL connection? It sounds like you have one sick PC. Maybe your anti-virus software need to be upgraded.


Originally Posted By: bhendry
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We inspected a house for a software engineer yesterday.


...got to talking and he made a statement to me to the effect that if you are using a software based firewall - the intruder is already in your computer. His suggestion is to use a separate hardware firewall. I'm still mulling that over but it sure seems to make sense.

As for Norton firewall and antivirus - complete brain damage - very disappointed. I bought Norton 2004 to "upgrade" 2003 and it will not install.

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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Chris ,


Ad-aware seems to do a better job than spy bot. I use both just to make sure. I have noticed that spy bot has not had an update in some time were as ad-aware is at least 3 times a week.


Anyway anyone that does not have these programs go to
www.tucows.com
and get them both. Run ad-aware in the custom mode the first time ie: make it scan everything.

You will be amazed how much crap is on you computer. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


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Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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I’ve been very happy with Trend Micro Internet Security. You might want to look into it. They’ve got a fully functional free trial, if you want to check it out. http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/us/personal.htm



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Chris ,


I use Avast anti- virus and A D-link router for a fire wall. Is that sufficient?



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Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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AdAware and Spybot work quite well together, in my opinion. There’s a lot of stuff that Spybot catches that AdAware doesn’t, and it has a few nice prevention tools (vs. post-infection removal), and there’s a lot of stuff that Adaware catches that spybot doesn’t. You’re best off using both.



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Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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Todd,


I've never heard of Avast, so I can't comment on it. The firewall in the D-link router is probably enough for you. There'll always be holes, and unless you hire an IT professional to secure your computer, a few will be open. If you run an operating system like Linux you'll be safer, but most people are just too comfortable with Windows to give it up (myself included). The best way to stay safe is back your important data up religiously.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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I had Nortons A/V and I got tired of paying for it. So I started using Avast.After about a year so far so good. I would recomend it to anyone.


I was useing Zone alarm until I installed the router. I really liked it.Of course it takes a while to get it set up. Z/A that is.


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