Re: Using only XP's firewall saves resources

From: K. Allard (noreply_at_here.org)
Date: 12/09/03


Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 17:14:55 GMT

Jari Lehtonen wrote:

> On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 07:06:00 GMT, "K. Allard" <noreply@here.org>
> wrote:
>
>> But what if you have a trojan and rootkit on your system, and don't
>> know it? A rootkit would replace netstat.exe with a hacked copy that
>> purposely hid the malware from your view.
>>
> I do scan my machine with several AV-produts and occasionally with
> anti-trojans too. I use Ad-Aware Spybit and spywareblaster. If there
> is a trojan on my hard disc it certainly is very cleverly hidden!

By the time you get around to scanning with those things, your private
data has already been sent out. So even if you catch it, the damage has
already been done.

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