Re: [greenstone-users] About Virus, Trojans and Spyware.

From Jack Park
DateMon, 05 Jul 2004 13:48:48 -0700
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] About Virus, Trojans and Spyware.
In-Reply-To (auto-000087694704-mailfe06-swip-net)
The latest information all over news.google has been to stop using IE
entirely, and install a different browser, e.g. Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org which also comes with an outlook replacement if
you don't need calendar.

Jack

Lars N. Clement Bertelsen wrote:

>To listmembers and support,
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>It is obvious that listmembers are bothered by Virus/Trojans and Spyware too from time to time and I would like to give some advice:
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>I you use windows XP check out that you have ‘Service Pack 1’ (SP1) installed and keep up with the windows updates that MS offer – they are important ! The latest came just a few days ago. Enable windows build in Firewall or get a free to use like; 'ZoneAlarm'. You are NOT protected from all Trojan by a Firewall.
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>Avoid pop up windows by installing an anti-pop up application: MS has one which is fee to use: http://toolbar.msn.com/ - pop ups can start up damaging scripting to your PC as well as opening new windows !
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>Antivirus/Trojans (all free of charge):
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>Always have one permanent/resident Antivirus program installed on your PC and keep it updated from the web all the time. AVG-Antivirus has a free of charge version: AVG 6.0 Basic Free Edition ( http://www.grisoft.com )
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>NEVER trust just one antivirus program vendor, even if you pay for it: Do regular online scannings of your system as a supplement to the permanent one:
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>http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html (check single files)
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>http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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>http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
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>http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp?j=1&langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=UVSFZOGIJPUVGCWETOM
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>http://us.mcafee.com/root/register.asp?
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>The best free of charge download antivirus scan at the moment is from MicroWorld:
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>http://www.mwti.net/antivirus/free_utilities.asp
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>Trojans scan: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
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>Spyware (all free of charge):
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>Install all these 3 programs:
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>Ad-Aware 6.0: http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
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>Spybot – search and destroy: http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2
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>SpywareGuard: http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
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>Be careful about installing anti-spyware programs
>that does not have a good and reputable reputation already: they can actually contain spyware themselves which just ‘kick out’ competing spyware !!
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>Reg.
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>Lars
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