Blackworm Virus 27 replies

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the1chaos VIP Member

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#21 13 years ago

im supprised noone mentioned the Kerio firewall yet. it's the one i use, light, easy, and extremely well protected. that, along with Spybot, Adaware and Norton is the protection for my pc.




The Joelteon7

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#22 13 years ago

McAffee has done the trick for about a fortnight so far picking up EVERYTHING. Fortuneately, I paid a little more and got the bonus-what-not-do-dar pack and it's picked up some very subtle things (AV, Firewall and every other anti-virus thingy you can think of). Anyhow, with a virus check every week, this bad boy ain't going down without a fight.




KoЯsakoff

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#23 13 years ago
FileTrekkerThis is such a BAD idea. You should NEVER run more than one Antivirus software package on your computer at the same time. As well as causing sereous system resource poblems (that Norton causes enough of) it actualy causes realtime protection conflicts and leaves you potentially LESS protected than with just one well up to date AV. I reccomend NOD32 or Avast over Norton.

I disagree with you on that one. Only my norton loads up on start. Rest I've made sure they don't start unless I want too. And btw, there are some (?quality?) free I-net AV scanners, they just run a diag of you pc and show you the results after a minute or 5. But I must say, I haven't come across any virusses in about 2 years now, since all incoming dloaded files are scanned by myself.

And sure its a pain in the ass, to have a virus, but there's nothing a good ol' clean install won't fix ;) That's why we have partitions :)




Agentlaidlaw

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#24 13 years ago
FileTrekkerLinux probably wont launch this virus because it wont be compiled to run on Linux systems, but saddly, nither will most stuff like many games, programs, etc. Windows users take for granted.

Linux wont launch it period. Root access. Nothing can affect the system with out being in root. Those kind of virus wont work period even if it was made to affect the Linux system. Only way if if the person was a complete moron and download the virus to his HD and install it via root on his own.

Your wrong on the games my friend... http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/




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#25 13 years ago
Joelteon7McAffee has done the trick for about a fortnight so far picking up EVERYTHING. Fortuneately, I paid a little more and got the bonus-what-not-do-dar pack and it's picked up some very subtle things (AV, Firewall and every other anti-virus thingy you can think of). Anyhow, with a virus check every week, this bad boy ain't going down without a fight.

Yep, McAffee is where it's all at. :cool:




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#26 13 years ago
I disagree with you on that one.

Nothing to disagree with, your not supposed to run more than one. Fact.

Linux wont launch it period.... Some blah that's not relevent

Your missing the point.

Your wrong on the games my friend... http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/

You realise only the games marked with an * work for certain, and well, I don't see many of those. You also seam to misunderstand that I'm a gamer, I want to run my games and get peak performence out of them, I don't want to run them half of them through an emulator first. Very nice that's it's all nice and safe (but don't get too comfortble as it might just come back to bite you in the ass) but it's also not very useful for most people. That's just the way of it right now. Sure, have it on duel boot, why not, but it's not going to be the main OS for many people yet.


Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com



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#27 13 years ago

Well, it's the fourth of February and nothing has happened to myself. I doubted the severity of this at all, as when the world was bitching about the Sasser worm, Microsoft had in fact patched the hole it exploited two months before it was actually released. If you had bothered to make a trip to Microsoft Update, you would have had nothing to worry about.

It's the same with this. Microsoft usually patch things long before they are exploited or patch it within days of finding a virus/worm/trojan/whatever that does. And they do find viruses that exploit them almost instantly, because they have lots of nice minions who submit error reports every time Windows even thinks about tripping up.

You are fine if you run a decent software and hardware firewall. The hardware firewall will block every request originating from outside the computer except the forwarded ports, and the software firewall will make sure that only the requests you want to get through actually get through the forwarded ports. With this method the only possible way to be infected is through your own stupidity.




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#28 13 years ago

I take it this is another name for the Nyxem virus?