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Simple Method To Fight Malware


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#1 dannyboy 950

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:06 PM

Not sure if this is the best place but:

One thing that we as common users can do to help interrupt the spread of many types of malware is to simply turn off our computers when we are not useing them.

It may not seem like much but users like me who have broadband and allways leave our computers on, are prime realestate for bot-ets etc. Capable of storeing and distributing large amounts of malware during the hours we are off the computer. Also we contribute to the spread of illegally copied softwares.

By denineing them the use of this storage and distribution network we may well be able to seriously curtail their activities without haveing to spend a dime or install softwares to combat their efforts.

Now I am not advocateing getting rid of your existing security programs I just feel by decreaseing their avaiable targets we may well hurt them even more than we think.

I have been a long time advocate of leaveing systems on but my viewa over the years have changed considerably.

Any thoughts on this?

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:03 AM

Yes.
Use a firewall.
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John
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