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8/7/08 12:21 A

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Hi All,

I have AVG 7.5 Network Edition, and it did pick up the Trojan horse. I ran my test and it identified my corrupt files and got rid of them. I agree with you some of those anti-virus out there are just not what they should be.

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Anna

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8/5/08 5:41 P

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You also need to get an Ad-Ware 6 and Ulimate WinClean to clean out you computer. Ad-ware takes care of sneaky things that get added when you visit some sites and Win-Clean takes care of everything else. When I got my updated version of WinClean, it took out almost 2000 items that took up over 3 MB of space. I use it a couple of times a week now.

Also, you pick up viruses like the Trojan one from forwards as well as spam. I've emailed everyone and told them I will no longer be reading anything forwarded.



Edited by: TOPAZTOO at: 8/5/2008 (17:40)
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DEEDEE--glad you are on the straigth and narrow now. I really hope things have gotten better on the home front.

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8/4/08 7:46 P

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Crotty thanks
My husband has been real sick, and finally went to the dr. where he found he has a bd virus, nd congestion in the lungs. He is on ntibiotics to get rid of the congestion or it cough go into pnuemonia
We got hit ral hard with the storm we hd a month ago so we have four rooms downstairs damaged, andourinsuance willnot cover it, as they say it is flood damage, but it really ws fromt he storm, but you don't argue with theinsuance co. so I have ben working down there whenever i can, plus doing a lot of babysitting
It seems like i am so far behind
I started over tody with the diet plan. It has ben a good day with the plan, but i have ben craving food so much. I know in a few days I will be okay again. I have been drinking lots nd lots of water
How are you doing
Must gt going
Hugs, DeeDee

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Within the past five years, I have lost my mother, my brother in law and just recently my father. It sure does change my prospective on life. Be kind and love one another, and if you have wronged anyone, go to them and set things straight, as one never


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8/4/08 7:23 P

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Missed you DEEDEE, you were MIA for a while.

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8/4/08 3:57 P

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Thanks Crotty. I ran the scanner and it took several hours.
I had them repair what they found
I do have MaAfee virus protection so feel I hve some protection, but i know lots of times the virus protction does not catch everything
How are you doing
Hugs, Dee dee

Dee from Iowa
Twin sister to Donna,and I have three other sistes, and one brother. I am blessed
Grandma Dee to Sarah, Seth, Matthew, benjamin, and soon to arrive, our grandbaby Isabella from China. They ae the reason I live, my life.
Within the past five years, I have lost my mother, my brother in law and just recently my father. It sure does change my prospective on life. Be kind and love one another, and if you have wronged anyone, go to them and set things straight, as one never


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8/3/08 7:28 P

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Thanks Crotty, my brother was telling me that he had to do the same last week. He is in England so it is certainly getting around.

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8/3/08 7:12 P

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Hey, Sparkies, I've been busy the last 5 or 6 hours getting a Trojan Horse Virus removed from my computer. Lately I've been having a heck of a time getting my computer to run smoothly. It's slow as molassas and won't change windows unless it feels like it. It also doesn't want to shut down and sends all sorts of error messages before I can turn it off. I mentioned all this to my brother, the family Computer Guru, and he said it sounded like I had a virus or worm on my computer and sent me a link to Mircrosoft to detect the problem and fix it. See the link below here. Anyway, I went and downloaded and ran the Safety Scan and lo and behold I had a two Trojan Horse BAT files that had taken over my computer performance along with 402 other miscellaneous infections.

I have Symantec's Norton Virus Protection installed on my computer. Every week I run a Full System Scan on my computer. Every week Norton says my computer is just fine. Every week I defrag my hard drive. Every week I run a disk cleanup on my hard drive. None of that did any good against this Trojan Horse.

I asked my brother how I got this thing on my computer. He said one of the main causes is accepting and opening forwarded e-mails with .exe designations imbedded in the e-mail's application. You know, the cute ones with cartoons that move and script that moves that we share with all our friends. We aren't doing our friends any favors, apparently. Somewhere along the line a virus is picked up from someone's computer through the forwarding process and on it goes. Another way these malicious viruses get in is through random Net surfing. Let's say you aren't sure of a site's address so you Google it. Up comes the site link on Google so you click it. It's convenient for sure. You have no assurance that is the REAL site you're being sent to. It may look the same or real but it may not be.

So I won't be opening any more forwarded e-mails from my friends and I won't click on the link provided by Google anymore. I'll write down the site address shown by Google and enter it myself. I also won't rely on my Norton Anti-Virus scans, either. Every week I'm going to run this Safety Scan instead. It's free, at least for now, and I think it's great. My brother does, too. As much as he knows about preventing virus contamination, he found after running this Safety Scan that he had a non-malicious virus that had made it onto his computer hard drive. So we're ALL suseptible.

I just thought I should share this with you all. Especially Jody with her beautiful and shiney new computer. Jody, start using this Safety Scan every week on your computer! I'd hate for you to have to go through what I've been putting up with on mine for so long.

Here's the link. Click "Full Service Scan" to begin. Be patient. With my DSL service it took 4 hours to complete the scan. Save the site to your Favorites or BookMark it!

onecare.live.com/scan

Edited by: SUSAN5599 at: 8/3/2008 (18:41)
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Crotty, absolutely!! Microsoft has provided a real service to its customers with this Safety Scan. We really need to get the word out about this and how easy it is to catch these computer bugs. I thought I was computer savvy. Guess not by much!

I neglected to say that once the scan is complete and the bug is detected, the results will come up and you can find out specifically how the bug or bugs got into your computer. Both of mine got in through ActiveX controls.




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