- From: "eager" <eager@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 18:21:15 GMT
My friend's computer, running XP Media Centre 2002, was infected with
Malware, viruses, and Trojan horses
His Norton had expired long time ago. I downloaded and installed Antivir,
the free version, did a system recovery and free online scanning using Trend
I also suggested my friend to take his computer to a computer store to
format the HDD and re-install windows, because he did not have a winXP CD.
Probably he did not get a CD when he purchased his computer.
I could not get to start his PC in safe mode either ....
I am trying to find some info regarding what is a malware, how does it
damage the computer and what are the symptoms?
What is the difference between the malware and the viruses?
Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system
without the owner's informed consent. It is a portmanteau of the words
"malicious" and "software". The expression is a general term used by
computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or
annoying software or program code.
I know that Trojan horses are kind of spyware and do not damage the
computer, worms are dangerous for networks rather than for a stand-alone PC,
I am also trying to understand the difference between access deny, delete
and move to quarantine options.
I know there are so many questions raised in my post, but any little help
would be much appreciated.
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