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Preventing "antivirus Xp 2008"


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#1 MAGRITTE

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:19 PM

What is the best software to prevent this rogue virus and all it's variations? I just got infected on my laptop( the virus installed itself without me doing anything to allow it) and am attempting to deal with resolving it. I currently have Trend Security Pro on the laptop. But in the mean time I want to be sure to protect my PC as best I can.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:56 PM

Hello! Welcome to Bleepingcomputer!

In my opinion, Kapersky has never let me down. But the sad fact is that their is no "best" or "perfect" anti-virus.

It's all about safe surfing the internet.

Well, their is one "perfect" way prevent NEW viruses from entering your computer but will not remove the existing, Don't connect anything to the computer and do not have it connected to any other network.

So viewing the options I'd recommend practicing safe surfing.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:46 PM

Yeah, all the virus software seems like it doesn't let you down until you get infected. I was wondering if anyone knows of a software that has proven defense against this nasty thing?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:39 AM

For more detail on how these types of infections install themselves, read Anatomy of a malware scam.

Many infections spread via Internet Relay Chat, by visiting underground web pages, adult, gaming or pirated software sites, and by using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such sites may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The infection also spreads through emails containing links to websites that exploit your web browser’s security holes and by exploiting a vulnerability in exploiting a vulnerability in older versions of Sun Java.

The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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