Re: Spyware/adware and Internet Explorer
From: Bert Gold (Bert_member_at_newsguy.com)
Date: 3 Feb 2004 15:08:45 -0800
I pulled the network plug before going home.
I then did a final sweep of the machine with both anti-virus
The machine came up clean.
If I get no pop ups by tomorrow morning when
I return then I will
conclude that someone or some bot is
reaching in and meddling
with my static ip address.
That would be pretty significant, as I am firewalled out,
myself, VPN access only, and certainly am on an NT subnet.
Oh, I use two machines: One is a PowerBook G4 that I personally
own, and I do about half my work on, and the other is owned
by my employer, and is a Compaq Evo Workstation. It is the
latter machine that is under attack.
I am also quite backed up on H45 Quick Drives and
IOMega 120 Gb Hard Drive backups. So, I am not very fearful
of losing my data.
I am just flabbergast that Windows security could be this bad!
And, from reading the net and this group, I conclude that I am
not the only one having these problems.
P.S. Shouldn't the evil empire allow a de-install and re-install
of Internet Explorer, if only for security reasons?
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
>On 3 Feb 2004 13:43:31 -0800, Bert Gold <Bert_member@newsguy.com> wrote:
>Do you drink?
>If not, now would be a good time to start.
>First thing I would do is pull the network/modem plug so you can keep the damage