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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Scolers » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:58 pm

I'm pretty lucky all 'round really ... it seems this virus has been around for a while and yet the definition has only jsut come out now ... PHEW!!!

:cheers

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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:45 pm

Scolers wrote:I'm pretty lucky all 'round really ... it seems this virus has been around for a while and yet the definition has only jsut come out now ... PHEW!!!

:cheers

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Just proves yet again how great this forum is for providing info....
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Scolers » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:58 am

I think Derek needs to get rid of Spybot as it still hasn't oicked up that virus. Derek?

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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:33 am

Scolers wrote:I think Derek needs to get rid of Spybot as it still hasn't oicked up that virus. Derek?

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When I was using it I could not update it so there is obviously a glich in it somewhere.....
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Liz » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:59 am

I'd recomend runny Spybot ...if you get to a point where you can't update it...I'd uninstall then go to the site and reinstall it...I had to do this recently wth AVG.

Spybot will pick up things that AVG can miss. I also run Avira (also a free antivirus)

'Hijack this' is another program I installed recently after downloading a program with a nasty attached to it... I could not get rid of this nasty , by deleting it...or putting it in quarentine... Hijack this took awhile to go through but it got rid of the problem.
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:38 pm

Liz wrote:I'd recomend runny Spybot ...if you get to a point where you can't update it...I'd uninstall then go to the site and reinstall it...I had to do this recently wth AVG.

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Can't do that Liz if you can't access the website and the link to update.

Can't say I am unhappy with AVG Anti Spyware at this point.
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Liz » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:57 pm

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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:13 pm



Thanks Liz will send it home and have a look at it.
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Scolers » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:34 pm

I had Spybot ... d/l it on Saturday ... didn't pick a thing up ... AVG got it yesterday morning ... I'm aware of a few ppl who had something similar and ahd similar expereinces ... just dunno! :-bang

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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby jollyroger » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:55 pm

Spybot is only good for cookie and trackers.

If you want to get on top of all these download a free version of Adaware. It's very thorough and get into areas of your puter that Norton or AVG don't bother with. You will be surprised as to what get downloaded on your PC without you knowing.


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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:11 pm

jollyroger wrote:

If you want to get on top of all these download a free version of Adaware. It's very thorough and get into areas of your puter that Norton or AVG don't bother with. You will be surprised as to what get downloaded on your PC without you knowing.


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Isn't it funny, I had Adaware for over a year and it never once picked up a thing yet Spybot did every week.

Have said it before so far AVG Anti spyware is working a treat.
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby jollyroger » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:46 pm

I have been burnt by trojans and worms. So I run all of them.

I also spend $60 a year and have Norton. If the virus is new they will have a removal tool created pretty quick. Most of the time they are top of it all. Not everyone likes Norton - but it works for me.
If this is anything to go by - A lot of corporate Australia with large puter networks and websites, are all leaving Norton in droves and using McAfee.

Nothing like being over protected. One bitten as they say :roll:
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Derek Bullock » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:57 pm

I am currently running Spybot, Adaware and AVG Anti Spyware.

Spybot recently released a new version that is much better than the old ones.

I also run AVG Virus Buster.

Haven't had a problem for a looooooooooong time.

Oh yeah, I also use the ZoneAlarm Firewall
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:55 am

jollyroger wrote:I have been burnt by trojans and worms. So I run all of them.

I also spend $60 a year and have Norton. If the virus is new they will have a removal tool created pretty quick. Most of the time they are top of it all. Not everyone likes Norton - but it works for me.
If this is anything to go by - A lot of corporate Australia with large puter networks and websites, are all leaving Norton in droves and using McAfee.

Nothing like being over protected. One bitten as they say :roll:


I agree, I personally don't like Norton and at work we run McAfee and have done for a number of years.
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Re: Computer Glitch

Postby Komodo » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:02 am

I use nortons at work purely because I know it works and for $180 (i think) for 2 years virus and spyware protection for 3 PCs its pretty cheap.
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