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The computer type. What's going on, and how to protect yourself.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fake virus warnings

    Today, I received yet another email warning me about the most destructive virus which can't be detected by the AV companies.... blah blah Every time I am sent one of these (usually by the same few people), they always contain a huge number of other peoples email addresses in the lengthy...

    Started by MarkJ‎, 15-03-2008 3:58 PM
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    16-03-2008, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  1. WIN 32 fakesysdef trojan

    I know that this is not a specialist forum for computing, but that also there are some pretty techno-savvy subscribers who may be interested in the following. My wife was surfing legitimate web sites for children's beds when suddenly her PC went mad. All sorts of Windows warnings came up...

    Started by tony vines‎, 05-05-2011 12:10 AM
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  2. New windows opening on their own!

    I think that I've obtained a virus of some description as new windows keep opening of their own accord. I have got AVG and am running a scan on my computer but can't think why this is happening as I haven't been to any websites which have been flagged as dangerous.

    Started by RobinC‎, 21-04-2010 11:17 AM
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    30-04-2010, 1:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Wanna chip in

    Best deal is run your virus scanner before you shut down,,,,,run it on your email...offline As a tracker,,,,,with 2 kids wanting to get into antivirus....and practice hacking sites... A professional virus/trojan these days does NOT come in one email...it comes in 2 or more mails....A broken...

    Started by Nannas‎, 09-04-2010 10:49 AM
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  4. Angry Another sneaky bug

    Passing on a friendly warning! Just received this email from Rogers.... "Your Rogers Yahoo! Mail Virus Protection detected the virus 'Trojan.Sasfis' in the file 'UPS_invoice_9351.zip', attached to the enclosed email message. We scanned the file using Norton AntiVirus but were unable to clean...

    Started by susan-y‎, 04-03-2010 7:43 PM
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    04-03-2010, 8:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Smile This warning is probably too late!

    I've just had forwarded on to me a message originally sent by someone on the 24th November i.e. two days ago. (I think I got it about eighth hand!) Usual sort of panic-the-end-of-world-is-nigh email - lots of capitals and bold. :) quote: "I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 26-11-2008 1:46 PM
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  6. Virus on Genes

    I read earlier someone picked up a warning message when going on Genesreunited. I have looked for the thread, but can't find it. I just went on Genes and immediately my computer (I question this, as it wasn't my virus scanner) told me I had 101 trojans and various other things which were...

    Started by sue2white‎, 13-02-2010 2:43 PM
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    16-02-2010, 2:58 PM Go to last post
  7. Exploit Rogue scanner

    Hi computer techies... Please tell me what I can do about this. Everytime I log on to Genes Reunited I get this message from AVG. I understand because it has been blocked the threat isn't getting on to my computer, but it is annoying and time consuming. Would GR not be aware of this problem? ...

    Started by susan-y‎, 10-02-2010 11:58 PM
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    12-02-2010, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  8. PC gone crazy - Help!!

    Me again, with another PC problem! According to AVG everything is fine - no threats etc (so far). However, I am now being bugged by Windows security alerts, which are appearing constantly and something called Active Security which keeps appearing on my screen telling me my PC is under threat and...

    Started by carolchipp‎, 17-10-2009 11:49 PM
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    18-10-2009, 4:47 PM Go to last post
  9. McAfee...AHHHH!!

    My Norton anti virus was coming up for renewal a few weeks ago. As I had had a MASSIVE virus on my computer last month (called Packed Generic 200) that was IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of and ate away at my computer at the speed of light, making me have to have my computer 'flattened' ( not...

    Started by sue2white‎, 15-04-2009 6:08 PM
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    31-07-2009, 1:08 AM Go to last post
  10. alvira antivirus vs avg

    I have been told it's better i don't have any trouble with avg but they say it slow's the computer and has some faults with virus. faster is better for me on dial up.

    Started by alfred girling‎, 07-07-2009 1:50 AM
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    09-07-2009, 3:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Quicktime Vulnerability

    I checked and found quicktime is used by Adobe so I downloaded and ran the program. It doesn't affect Vista users. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971778

    Started by Carmy‎, 31-05-2009 4:47 PM
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  12. The conficker virus

    Hi - You probably know this, but yesterday I heard on the radio that the conficker virus which was threatened April 1st may still be lurking and the threat is still there. The technical expert gave this site to check to see if your computer has already been infected...

    Started by Jaycee-K‎, 20-04-2009 4:54 PM
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  13. mcafee versus norton

    Hi everyone. I got free Norton from BT, but they have now switched to McAfee which was installed today. Since Norton went and McAfee arrived, my computer seems much quicker. Do you think this is my imagination or does McAfee use less stuff ? ('stuff' being the only sort of technical term I can...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 03-04-2009 10:08 PM
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    04-04-2009, 1:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Thumbs up FREE AVG V8 SOFTWARE

    Hey good people - I have been using and recommend AVG freebie antivirus software. It is the right price and is easy to use. It includes anti-spyware protection as well. Has free updates daily - which is important becasue people don't realise that out of date protection IS THE SAME AS NOT HAVING...

    Started by gibo‎, 30-07-2008 11:21 AM
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  15. A Good online virus scanner

    this got me out of a few holes with virus and spyware and cleaned my pc "trend micro on line scanner" google it this runs via internet explore browser only it also tells you any updates you need for windows

    Started by paget‎, 15-08-2008 11:08 PM
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    23-02-2009, 5:37 AM Go to last post
  16. A warning by Microsoft - todays BBC News

    On the BBC News today http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm I've only used Internet Explorer in my many years on the Net. That is since 1998. I'm thinking of downloading FIREFOX and switch over till we hear from Microsoft that the patch has been downloaded to their program. ...

    Started by Rove‎, 16-12-2008 7:44 AM
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  17. More help please

    I think - hope - that I am reasonably safe. I have an anti-virus programme with Firewall etc. which I update every day and run a full computer check every week. Once a month I run Spybot as an extra insurance. What I don't know is how to check a download BEFORE I download it to make sure it is...

    Started by BeeE586‎, 26-11-2008 3:22 PM
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    27-11-2008, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy What has happened to Hugh Wallis' website ?

    Has anyone else had this problem ? I was a frequent user of Hugh Wallis's Genealogical website freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/ . I used it to find parish register transcriptions - instead of using Familysearch.org. Recently, I have have been getting error messages & dire...

    Started by ET in the USA‎, 28-08-2008 6:28 PM
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  19. Firewall Intro

    This is a good intro to that other security measure Firewalls http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,117557,00.asp Neville

    Started by coenmfam‎, 31-07-2005 2:30 PM
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    15-08-2008, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Help with virus problem please.

    When I turned on my pc earlier this evening, I clicked on a bookmark and Norton came up with a message that I had a virus. C:/Documents and set/viewhtm Virus name: Downloader Action: unable to repair this file. I ran a full virus scan and strangely, it didn't pick anything up! :confused: ...

    Started by busyglen‎, 05-06-2008 8:10 PM
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    06-06-2008, 7:54 PM Go to last post

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