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#1 EffinComputer

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:33 PM

So I decide to let my friend use my new laptop and loookie to my suprise when I get home I have a ka-jillion pop-ups and a "protection bar" on IE7. Tszzzzz, So here I am doing damage control. I googled some stuff and it led me to here.

To my disappointment Trend Micro Pc-Cillin Internety Securit 2007 didn't catch the deng virus/trojan. Downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 this morning and what do you know it found a few things on my system, and now I'm in the process of letting this Anti-Spyware/Malware program called Prevx1 scan my stem and after that Ad-Aware SE.

I'm still feeling a bit "violated" and hate having to change my passwords for EVERYTHING (I made sure I changed em' on a clean computer).

And I'm still a bit paranoid about entering any personal data on my computer, any other checks/programs I can do to help reassure me my laptop is clean.. Cuz I'd hate to have to do a full reformat =/

Heh, my friend tells me I'm "over-doing" it and I'm to paranoid... But hey I wanna make sure I'm safe especially after Trend Micro Pc-Cillin Internet Security 2007 didn't catch it...

Thanks again.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:09 PM

Unfortunately, in today's internet world, one simply cannot be too careful. Whether it is sypware or even infectious malware, or identity theft, the possibilities are certainly there.
I would certainly urge you to scan your hard drive with several of the free web-based anti virus applications (see section 4 at the link below):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/

Regards,
John
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#3 EffinComputer

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:47 PM

Unfortunately, in today's internet world, one simply cannot be too careful. Whether it is sypware or even infectious malware, or identity theft, the possibilities are certainly there.
I would certainly urge you to scan your hard drive with several of the free web-based anti virus applications (see section 4 at the link below):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/

Regards,
John


Your help is much appreciated thanks!




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