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The only thing I can say is wait 'till you get kids who do instant
messenging, ka*aa, games sites and the like.

For me, it's become a necessity, even though it takes about an hour or two
per week.

Leigh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Benjamin D. Bloom" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Off-Topic Windoze Viral problems


> Man, that sounds complicated - and I'm a geek.
>
> I've been running Win2k, using Mozilla for email and browsing.  Got NAV
> setup with liveupdate downloading virus definitions in the background.
> Automatic windows updater notifies me when there's a patch available.
>
> And I've got a home firewall (Used to be a Linksys, then something else,
> now a NetworkingEverywhere something-or-other.)  Haven't had to
> flash/patch/update anything, except when lightning strikes broke 'em.
>
> I haven't had a virus get onto my machine (and not get caught by NAV)
> since I set it up.  I haven't had a popup in 2 years.  I've never had a
> piece of spyware.
>
> My laptops have similar configs, but use Outlook proper (ie. not
> express) and whatever antivirus software my employer uses.  Again,
> haven't had a virus or spyware yet. Google's toolbar blocks the popups
> when I use IE.
>
> My daily routine:
> 1. boot PC
> 2. start working/emailing/browsing.
>
> Why spend so much time when you don't have to?
>
>
>
>
> On 5/5/2004 5:59 PM, Leigh Daboll wrote:
> > While occasionally I sound like a computer dorkus when I ask a few
obvious
> > computer questions to the list, one thing I'm getting really good at is
> > virus control and keeping my computers clean and running.  I'm running a
> > 2000NT Pro LAN on five home units with a satellite internet linkup
through a
> > wingate server on one machine.  Obviously, this is a virus heaven.
> >
> > So, this has become my daily routine:
> >
> > 1.  Run NAV live update.
> > 2.  Run Windows Update.
> > 3.  Install free Spybot Search and Destroy from www.safer-networking.org
> > then update it manually each day off the news page.  Check off every
> > directory bot search function then run it.  It checks for 14,522 pieces
of
> > spyware as of today.
> > 4.  Install free Ad-Aware6 from www.lavasoft.de  and update manually
each
> > day.  Run a deep scan each day.
> > 5.  Install Tuneup Utilities 2004 from www.tune-up.com  (free for 30
days).
> > Install and run the full system file scan and registry tuneup functions
> > therein. (Note: if you're on a LAN and you run a full registry cleanup,
be
> > aware that it will terminate all your LAN registry security links
between
> > any offline computers.  You have to then reset them within
administrative
> > tools function on control panel.
> > 6. Examine the win.ini function in Mycomputer and the
> > hotkey/localmachine../../../..run function in regedit for abnormalities.
> >
> > If spybot cannot remove a piece of malware because it is running in the
> > registry, it will ask you to reboot, at which time it starts a scan
prior to
> > fully booting, where it can terminate the bot or virus before they are
> > loaded in the registry.
> >
> > Using this method, I have been spyware and virus free since Christmas,
other
> > than Sunday night where I had a particularly malicious hijack attempt
which
> > required a boot scan from spybot.  These programs are well worth a
donation
> > to each site.
> >
> > Leigh
>
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