Re: Recover from an virus infected system
From: shope (stephen_hope_at_xx.ntlworld.com)
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 13:57:59 +0100
"Subba Rao" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> An example scenario, after I connect to the Internet after several days,
> email infects my computer with a new virus. This infection happens before
> I had a chance to upgrade my Anti-Virus signatures.
Best practice is to either:
1. connect and upgrade the anti virus before touching email
2. harden the email client so you have to run an attachment to get infected.
You might want to run a scan from sindowsupdate.microsoft.com as well unless
your system auto downloads patches in thebackground and applies them.
> Now what is the process to restore this infected system? Whar are the
> practices in restoring an infected system?
i know it sounds obvious - but the easiest way to clean a machine is not to
get infected in the 1st place.
if its too late for that - follow the advice from your anti virus package.
A backup of anything you cant afford to loose periodically to an offline
store such as CD or tape is good practice as well.
> Thank you in advance.
> Subba Rao
-- Regards Stephen Hope - remove xx from email to reply