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Grisoft AVG

by stevirey / July 7, 2004 2:43 PM PDT

After completing avg down-load I then ran the virus scan.It found 11 trojan horsies!It was finished and restarted my computer.Seemed to boot up fine.I clicked on my log on icon and the darn computer just went black,nothing!I'm at work now and got an e-mail back from then saying I haden't registered ect.I thhought they might have some pity on me.Does anyone know what might have happened?Maybe I could try to get them on the phone.Oh well.

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Re: Grisoft AVG
by HerbChong / July 8, 2004 11:15 AM PDT
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if you deleted infected files that are also needed for running Windows, your computer will die like that. you need to boot from your Windows Setup CD and reinstall Windows, make sure that the antivirus program is loaded, then connect to the Internet to reinstall all Microsoft Windows updates. don't ever connect to the Internet directly without a firewall running. if you are using dialup to one of the major providers like AOL or MSN, the firewall issue is less important. any broadband connection requires a firewall.

the average time it takes an unprotected computer connected by broadband to the Internet to be infected by a virus is 2 seconds. this assumes you already have an antivirus program and all of Microsoft's critical updates installed.

Herb....

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Re: Grisoft AVG
by stevirey / July 10, 2004 4:37 AM PDT
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herbchong,thank you for responding and reminding me about the firewall and anti-virus issue.You must be right about deleating something the computer needs along with the virus.Maybe I shoulden't have closed the virus program window as I restarted the computer.I don't know.I was able to run this E Machine(costco)by hitting F8 just when the E logo flashed and get it in safe mode.I then used the restore feature go back a few days and bingo.Was running as crappy as ever.I quickly found a free one time virus scan and removel tool on line.Wow.working like new again!

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Re: Grisoft AVG
by stevirey / July 10, 2004 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Grisoft AVG

P.S.I used Panda Active Scan,thank you Panda.

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Re: Grisoft AVG
by mp3artists / July 17, 2004 9:40 AM PDT
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I've used both Panda and AVG and they are both excellent products. Thanks for the upate on Panda's "active scan".

Now is the time to re install AVG. shut down all running programs, especially any other anti virus and install AVG. It is without question the best free program I have ever used. You can enable it to detect any incoming malware. Besides Zone Alarm (another great free program), you can use the latest "freeware" blessing. Spybot - search and destroy. This is a great "guardian"interceptor program as well. I run both it and Adaware. Of course you have to pray for the software writer to get his girlfriend back, that's what you have to do in return for his spybot freeware (seriously, no kidding) Grin

peace
Chris

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Re: Grisoft AVG
by lhoenig / July 17, 2004 2:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Grisoft AVG

You are not going to get a virus solely by connecting to the internet without running a firewall. Viruses do not just magically install out of nowhere. That one blaster worm could infect your computer if you don't have the patch installed (assuming you're even using windows).

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