Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

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Re: Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

Post by Gabethebabe on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:10 am

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1 - reccomendations and tips for enhancing security

2- My dad burned a selection of files/photos/pdfs onto DVD before he re-formatted. How do I know these will be safe?

Thanks for all your help. Have you ever heard of such a bad virus?
1. I will post my ALORTKYCC in a minute.
2. Run a virus scan. But usually malware does not hide in this kind of data files (movies, music, pictures, documents).

We have seen a lot of malware here and yourīs was not pretty, but not the worst either.

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Allright! Here follows my ALORTKYCC (Awesome List Of Recommendations To Keep Your Computer Clean):

1) Keep your Windows up-to-date. Windows Autoupdate should be ON (see Start >> Control Panel >> Security Center). An alternative way (but more time-consuming) is to periodically visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Hackers are looking every day for new security holes. Microsoft keeps patching them. You cannot fall behind in this race, it will make your system vulnerable.

2) For your average daily computer activities, use a limited/standard user account, not an administrator account. If you use Vista/WIN7 do not disable User Account Control (UAC). You would be amazed to know how much malware canīt touch you if you deny it admin rights. Create a separate password-protected administrator account that you use for admin activities, like (un)installing software.

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  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Install the internet security suite, but without the antivirus and without the Hopsurf toolbar.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. A very smart and user friendly firewall.
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Note: you should run only ONE antivirus and ONE firewall. Running multiples of either is bad, it will cause slowdowns and/or conflicts.

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Re: Win32/zbot and vbs generic + multiple other viruses- Please Help Me :(

Post by canyousmellme on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:45 am

OK brilliant.

Thanks for all your help.

I'll go over all your reccomendations.

If I have any problems with the DVD's I'll let you know.

Thank You!!

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