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Malcolm

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Just back on fully following four days getting rid of a Trojan virus which got past my firewall and Norton AV. Had to get a removal tool from Symantec and twiddle some settings! If I could find the person who devised/made/created the Virus I'd do a Corporal Jones with it on him/her!!

:angry:

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Malcolm

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Many haters of Nortons out there. It really clogs things up - make sure as well as the Anti-virus and Firewall you have Ad-Aware, Spybot and SpywareBlaster.

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I have them and the first warning was a pop-up appearing about some gambling website. Pop-ups don't appear usually and then everything ssssslllllooooooowwwwwweeeeeeddddd ddddddoooooowwnn .

Ran Norton which informed me of a High Risk threat it could not remove followed by another window saying access denied to file. Had to download a removal tool from Symantec and run it

1. with no system restore

2 offline ( disconnect broadband)

3 in safe mode

after running the tool.

reboot to normal

run tool again.

if clean

restore ' system restore '

reconnect broadband

after third attempt it worked!

Went for a pub lunch to celebrate.

The nasty was Trojan.Vundo which invades ssttq.dll in Windows.

Aye

Malcolm

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Just back on fully following four days getting rid of a Trojan virus which got past my  firewall and Norton AV. Had to get a removal tool from Symantec and twiddle some settings! If I could find the person who devised/made/created the Virus I'd do a Corporal Jones with it on him/her!!

:angry:

Aye

Malcolm

I also downloaded a trojan last year that took weeks to get rid of all the nasty files. How do you think it got in, Malcolm? Did you download a music file or a game perhaps?

Robbie

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Robbie,

No, I didn't download anything that I know of. It may have been an email as I got a load of spam recently which I just deleted one by one. I may have inadvertantly activated one of them. More care in future!

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Malcolm

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Maybe someone is more knowleable on this.

My understanding is that you cannot get a virus by just opening an infected email and then deleting it. You have to click on something, anything, including a button that says things like unsubscribe or delete. If you do not click on something then you are safe.

Can someone confirm or deny?

Regds Bill

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Bill,

You are correct. I must have inadvertently hit something.

I'll never know. Trojans are not the nastiest things around though, it could have been worse.

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Malcolm

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Welcome back Malcolm, good to see the Saltire flying again!

Rob

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