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Anti-virus and Anti-spam apps gone

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#1 Lone Star

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:07 AM

This morning when I sat in front of my computer, I noticed that my firewall and anti-spam programs were not running. Some other programs that normally run in the system tray were also not running. The weird thing was that my internet connection was still up.
My WinTasks program wouldn't run when I clicked on the desktop icon, so I disconnected my internet and ran the anti-virus program. Nothing. So I ran the anti-spam program.Nothing. I even ran Spybot. Nothing. I ran Registry Mechanic and there were a few things that it fixed. To be safe I ran Restore, and everything seems to be fine now. Malware???

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:30 PM

Possibly even a hacker. are you using a hardware/software firewall? if not, consider at least a hardware firewall and check out some of the free firewalls. this is better then nothing

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