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viruses,,,true and false

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by imaSIGNr, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    what about them?
     
  3. N2Harpz

    N2Harpz Very Active Member

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    I think that I've had them all .... LOL .... Oh Well !, It's time to reformat the ole' computer again.
     
  4. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    I own a Mac.

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    What's a virus?:biggrin:
     
  5. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    I use antivirus software.

    What's a virus?
     
  6. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    I use anti virus programs also, but they still get in....
     
  7. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Make sure to set up your A/V software to scan CD's, floppies, thumb drives etc. upon isertion. Many times this is the way people get them.

    Have your A/V software automatically check for updates daily.

    Be selective in the websites you visit, and email from an unknown sender.

    *FWIW - we run PC's here too, but all our email and incoming files are filtered through our macs first before they ever go to a PC. Even so, we still run A/V on all our PC's. The world just ain't safe anymore...:biggrin:
     
  8. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I don't ever recall....

    having a virus.
     
  9. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    I dunno, ask my buddy that runs Macs. He just lost his whole hard drive to a virus. I asked him what anti-virus he was using. He didn't have any. He owns a Mac.
     
  10. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Really!? :rolleyes: He's sure it wasn't just a regular hard drive failure?

    Did he get confirmation on that from anyone? I think there are a few mac software companies actually offering a reward if anyone can actually prove that one exists in the wild for any version of OS X.

    *It is possible he is running one of the new Intel macs and was running a flavor of Windows that gave him a virus which affected the Windows operating system software that disabled his hard drive. That I could easily believe. But, again that is not a "Mac" virus.
     
  11. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    We run anti virus on all our computers, And we still got infected 3 weeks ago
    196 of them to be exact in 1 cpu.
     
  12. Techman

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    If you are getting virus's then you are doing/not doing everything to stope them.

    If someone is getting 196 hits then you are more likely getting hits on the spyware or someone is pulling your legs clean off.

    First, have a router. A good router will block almost every thing that tries to enter thru the computer ports.
    Second. Firewall. A good firewall will block most every thing else that tries to get in or out without your knowledge.

    Right now comodo firewall is free and is rated as a really good firewall.

    Finally, Do not use outlook, outlook express and M$ internet explorer. These are known virus vectors.

    Personally, I nor has any of my clients ever had a virus if they use the above steps. I have nver had a virus in all the years ive used the internet.

    Even when blaster and all those other famous attacks a few years ago never touched my machines.
     
  13. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Oh, and for other Mac users worried about a virus.

    http://www.clamxav.com/

    "Today, the number of viruses actively attacking OS X users is...NONE!"
     
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