Re: Hit by a Trojan.
- From: "Peter Nolan" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 09:22:58 GMT
"Gabriele Neukam" <Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On that special day, Peter Nolan, (nospam@xxxxxxxxxx) said...
> > I'm about to put my
> > beautiful six year old Presario away and set up the new Mini Mac as my
> > gateway to the Internet but not without installing AV SW on the Mac
> That's the best way to deal with safety issues, as there are currently
> no viruses or worms known to be in the wild, that attack the OS X
> machines. Set it up as your gate to the internet, and don't open
> attachments, even if they appear to be a "harmless jpeg" (with known
> extensions turned invisible, it might be ANYTHING), and you should be
> Better yet, all these ActiveX exploits that are inherent in the
> Internet Exploere, won't work in Firefox or Safari.
> > I may be able to clean up
> > my aging Presario at some point something I will always want to do.
> > I reckon I could attempt to install Norton Internet Security 2005 on my
> > updated, faster and quieter 20Gig Seagate HDD and It's likly the install
> > will complete fully
> Please don't. Even if it installs, it won't run well on your old Win9x
> machine, because NIS 2005 is designed for XP only, even if they claim
> the contrary. Ask Heather for a story about it.
> There are free anti virus programs out there, that will have a lesser
> imprint on your Compac's performance, like AVG by Grisoft or Avast!
> which is saiud to be very good at detecting malware, and taking little
> of your precious CPU time (I don't have any experience with it, as AVG
> does its job here, rather quietly)
> And if you need a firewall (which doesn't do much on a Win9x system, as
> there are few services that could be attacked, if you uncheck the
> TCP/IP binding from your internet connection and deactivate the printer
> and file sharing), take the last Kerio. It should do a decent job
> without swamping you with "I saved you from attack xy", which woudn't
> even have affected you, provided you keep your system up to date with
> Windows Update.
> And please keep the built-in Firewall (or rather Packet Filter) of
> Windows XP active on your new PC, as it will do the same job, only
> without constantly crying wolf.
> Gabriele Neukam
> Ah, Information. A property, too valuable these days, to give it away,
> just so, at no cost.
I'm delighted to hear that you advise me not to install NIS 2005 on my
20Gigs slave HDD. I had an inkling that the humungous program(over 200Mb)
would probably swamp my out of date but lovable PC!
You don't have to worry about me not appreciating the help you are giving me
because I do something difficult to prove but maybe you can make a leap of
faith and take just my word for it.
Your fellow European,
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