Re: Spyware/Virus Infestation
From: Mike (wxyz09_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 06:10:33 GMT
Do you know of an online virus scan site that'll work with Firefox browser?
"Gerald Vogt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Suggestions and methods to clean up this mess and to keep it clean are
>> welcome. Does the XP Firewall have a DMZ for game playing? Is there a
> Sorry, but the only reasonable thing in this situation seems to be a
> complete reformat and fresh installation from CD. If the computer is well
> infested it will be impossible to find and fix everything. Usually
> backdoors of one malware will be quickly exploited by other malware and so
> on. Each malware digs into system to make sure it is not easily removed.
> The some of many malware just makes it more or less impossible to fix
> that. So IMHO unless you are a malware-removal-pro I would say that once
> you have 10+ malware programs on your computer you have a close to 0%
> probability to get everything removed...
> Regarding the XP firewall, you don't need a DMZ as you are connected to
> the net anyway. You have to open the ports of the application that
> requires to listen to the internet. That's should be it. Anything else
> security-wise afterwards depends on how secure and safe the running
> software is. I suppose there are many game servers applications out there
> that silently implement back doors...