Friday, July 23, 2004

Trojan Virus

Got another PC infected with a virus today- a backdoor.trojan. Thing is, the system had anti-virus software and a firewall. It was compromised by coolwebsearch- first sign is your home page resetting to that site. The virus resides in the registry too which means that Norton can't delete it.
 In addition to anti-virus and firewall software (with the settings on 'high') I'd recommend installing Lavasoft Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Both programs are free and the latest Spybot has a nifty "immunize" feature to add a little more security. Also make sure to run both of these occasionally and to make sure that your anti-virus is updated.

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