Now to move unto my other machine. Its a P4 with an Azrock board which has been attacked by DNS changer virus 3 days now. That machine is running Malwarebytes and Mc Afee 8.0. Both are currently updated. Once again I have been zapped.
Hilarious again, when the attack started, Malwarebytes and Mc Afee did nothing but whilst surfing I got alerts of the incoming attack from , guess who?? Windows Security Alert. It told me that I was being infected and to run spyware scans now. Mc Afee never did anything neither Malwarebytes.
Again I ran Malwarebytes and it found the virus and CLAIMED it cleaned it. LIE LIE LIE!!!.
I want to divert from the topic for awhile to ask something. Barring any new virus or spyware that may be coming in , isn't AntiVirus and Spyware tools supposed to PREVENT the entry of known viruses??
I find that rather than Proactive all ( to date ) of these tools are Reactive. Imagine a soldier on sentry duty in a war zone. He sees the enemy coming, they shoot him down and on his dying breath he calls out to the others and says " The enemy is here". What sense does that make. The enemy is already inside their compound and are killing all of them. I am finding that this is how antivirus software seems to operate. It does not and cannot Prevent any virus from entering but tells you when you have been infected and to do a clean now. By that time all your files are lost. That's dumb. Worse yet when it does not detect anything at all and whilst you are using the PC you decide to run a scan to see what is present and find an array of viruses.
Back to "DNS CHANGER". This fellow has changed my desktop background and has disallowed me the ability in any mode to change it. It has a very loud coloured Green white & Red display. I have just ran 6 Malwarebytes scans ( back to back) and it displays several instances of the virus CLAIMS to clean it, I restart do a back to back scan and the same amount of viruses are exactly where they were before.
I know I have another option but the point I am making is why go to the trouble when the Antivirus program cannot PREVENT its return. This is what I am saying overall. What to do to PREVENT the Virus from REGAINING Access to my system. Not keep cleaning after the fact.
I can simply "unplug my ethernet cable" do the scan and restart but What's the sense if after plugging in the cable it just rushes back in??. This is one technique I had tried with Antivirus 2009 but as I plugged back in the cable the virus returned.
So this is what I am asking ( as are most others) yes, we thank you for the advise on what programs to get, download and run and how to go about it BUT what must anybody do to PREVENT its RETURN????? .
To date ( 5 months now) these are the programs I have tried and have failed. Mc Afee ver 8.0 & 9.0. TuneupUtilities 2003.2004. Glary Utilities, Ravmon Antivirus, Kaspersky Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, Malwarebytes, Mc Afee Total Protection. What to do now? At this point I am thinking of asking my ISP to change the broadcast credentials of my system cause I believe that this has been compromised. However unlike you foks abroad we are not that up to date and these request are not entertained. We cannot instruct our ISP to change what credentials that we are given. All else fail I will terminate my contract with the ISP and call that a day cause its wasting money paying for something that does not function. I took the internet mainly for my son to do research for school, he is 10. Believe it when I say his profile does not get attacked only mines
I wonder Why??