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regarding worms, virus removal

by klipfan1967 / August 14, 2006 12:25 AM PDT

thank you to everyone who had helped me, I had to re install windows xp cause nothing else helped. Computer is working good now, but lost everything. Computer place that fixed my computer last put on a different copy of windows xp, so had to take off theres and re install mine. thanks again for the all the help, everyone is really wonderful here.

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Ouch. Just comments for next time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 12:43 AM PDT

Don't let there be a next time?

At home and most of the office (we still have Virus Dan to deal with) the behaviour and use of the PCs still remain the best guard.

We use a variety of antivirus (small office), zone alarm and scan with Housecall, Ewido once a week or so. We also:

1. Turn off email preview in Outlook. (all versions)
2. Never open emails from strangers. (most of the time)
3. Use a browser other than what came with Windows.
4. P2P use is forbidden. Just too unsafe and for work, not a company function. End of that discussion.

While I hold this forum and members in high regard, please try our Virus forum next time as well as the ones at this link -> http://reviews.cnet.com/5204-6132-0.html?forumID=32&start=0

Sorry to hear you couldn't kill it off, but I bet you learned something.

Bob

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Link to more links.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 12:45 AM PDT
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=107213&messageID=1223125

Sorry, messed up the last post a little so here's the link to the links I meant. (Is that a proper sentance?)

Bob
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