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Cleaning Up A Business Computer


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#1 emanon

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:04 PM

i run a retail store and our computer is (im in the process of cleaning it up, thanks to these forums) infected. norton was giving me pop ups on a hourly basis for infostealer, downloader and vundo. ive downloaded vundofix, avg and scan on a daily basis with norton, ad-aware and spybot.

im am NOT a windows user but have to use a windows machine for work purposes. we use the net on a daily basis as well (email and whatnot... firefox, updated). my question is..... what can i do and not do on this computer? how do i keep it completely safe?

thanks for any help.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

In this part you will find pinned instructions what to and not do. In any doubt just callPosted Image

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:22 PM

thanks for the reply.

i've done pretty much all the things outlined in "Simple steps to keep your computer secure" (i use ad-aware and spybot instead of the commercial ones).

another question i have is what about myspace? we use it for updating our customers, but im wondering if were getting a lot of the "infections" from there.

i used vundofix and AVG for the first time today and haven't had a norton pop up all day (knock on wood).

is there a general rule for the type of sites i should avoid on a sensitive work computer?

thanks again.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:30 PM

If you are running a decent firewall together with Microsoft defender updated and you do not klick or download ay random you are pretty safe. A good advice is the surf myspace as just a user and not as an administrator logged in in your computer. You can create a user with limited user rights in the controlpanel. Obviously myspace is a nest for viruses and trojans

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:24 PM

"How to Prevent Spyware".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
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another question i have is what about myspace?

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