Alan - Re: neck locking up & virus


Posted by Moderator-JB , Oct 11,2001,19:06   Archive
Alan:

Maybe it will help someone if you would explain what your neck does. Yes, I'm sure I know but maybe we can come up with some ideas for others.

Judy (who just got done yanking a virus off my system) Intelligent idea of the day: Prior to putting a received virus into 'Quarantine', update your Virus protection program!!! If you don't you may not be able to fix it because the infected part of the hard drive is inactivated. Luckily there are two computers on-line in this house and I was able to download the 'fix' from one onto a disk and use it on the other. Sadder but wiser :(

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Re : Alan - Re: neck locking up & virus --- Moderator-JB
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 12,2001,20:17 Top of Thread Archive
Looks like Alan has run off again, Judy.

Glad that you were able to get rid of your virus. I've lucked out so far with the viruses and haven't received any. My husband got one the other day and quickly corralled it. I tend to at least try to update my anti-virus program several times a week.

Thanks for the tip.

Shirley




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Oct 12,2001,22:40 Top of Thread Archive
How does one go about updating anti-virus programs?

Sally




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 12,2001,22:50 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Sally,
I have Norton anti-virus and it has a program called, I think, live update and I just click on that and it updates the information. Last week it added 73 viruses. The week before, it was 538. I tend to be shocked every time I update it.
What type of virus protection do you have? Maybe Roy or Judy or Virginia could help if we have that information. I know the absolute least that I can get by with.

Shirley




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Oct 12,2001,22:52 Top of Thread Archive
I'm not sure how to find out what I do have.

Sally




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 12,2001,23:01 Top of Thread Archive
Sally, go to your "start" button and then "programs" and look and see if you have anything that says- Norton or McAfee anti-virus. If you don't find them, you may need to ask Angie. You may not have any anti-virus software installed on your PC. It should be listed under "Programs", though, so look there.

Shirley




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Posted by kathy , Oct 13,2001,06:15 Top of Thread Archive
i have McAfee. do i need to update mine? i have asked this question before. how would i know if my machine had a virus?? or should i just not worry about it?



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 13,2001,12:21 Top of Thread Archive
Kathy, I'm no expert at this at all. I'm not familiar with McAfee anti-virus but all anti-virus software needs to be routinely updated to protect your system against new viruses. I would assume that it would be in your "program" file in your start menu and you could go to it and it would have some sort of an update system to run. I ran mine again this morning and it added 13 new viruses. Phil might have programed yours to update automatically. Ask him about it.
Updating my anti-virus is something that I can do-like laundry and so I do it myself even though my son was going to set it up and program it to be done weekly all by itself.
If your PC has a virus, things will start going haywire and it won't work properly or at all. Your system may or will crash completely. You don't open up attachments usually and that is playing it safe as most viruses come through an attachment of some sort. Even an attachment from someone you know may be infected as that is how they spread. A virus could get into your system and send out an attachment to every one in your address book before it crashes you.

Your anti-virus protection will also possibly warn you about something that you get that looks suspicious or like a virus and will notify you and ask what you want to do with it. Judy had suggested that if you get a message like this to be sure and update your protection before you do anything else.

Shirley in AR. who doesn't really have a clue what she is talking about.




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