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hope u all have virus protection

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in last few days i have seen a number of worms and virus that have been blocked buy my nortons when i come on to this site. last few days has been xmas worm and nmap null scam? im not having this problem at other sites i venture to so i figure i would give heads up.
 
Mine isn't either. The work computer uses Norton and the home ones use Trend Micro. Neither one is showing any hits here. I suspect you may be getting some false positives.

Rob!
 
in last few days i have seen a number of worms and virus that have been blocked buy my nortons when i come on to this site. last few days has been xmas worm and nmap null scam? im not having this problem at other sites i venture to so i figure i would give heads up.

I have Norton here and it works great. I update it all the time and check for new virus's. Maybe you need to update your. and run a system check for virus's on your system. Hope that it will not happen again. But have a great day Dakota. Ho: you got me going now. I am going stop and check this lol.

Barkes:yawn:
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1.82.526.6390
 
Your server has lots to do with what gets to your computer. One fellow told me of the server he had and his customers complained about spam.He of course had lots of spam too. So he put in a spam filter and monitored it .In the first 24 hours it stopped 10,000 spams !!!! Spams are increasing dramatically and of course viruses are always being created too.It takes about a week for a company like Norton to identify and produce a filter for a new virus ! And with Microsoft's new system the hackers are working hard to find the holes in the system !
 
i havent used any sort of virus protection on my pc since the release of mozilla fire fox. the internet browser. i gotta really be tring hard to mess the pc up enough to have to reformat the sucker. and i spend a large time searching the web. honestly as a 22 yr old computer/game addict ive found that most virus protection, norton mcafee and so on will help with some of the stuff out there but when you think of the brains that are out there day in and day out making
new and improved programs to wage war on your pc theres no way any business in the world could be 100% up to date with whats out there so... its like your paying to protect half your computer. my adive buy a big external hard drive.
keep all your pictures and anything you might wanna keep movies... music all the good stuff. and become friendly with your windows disk. will save you allot of money in the end if your the type of person to get a virus and bring it to get fixed. when all you need to do is move few things to your external and reformat.

vinny203
 
well my system is fully up to date. it gets checked 1 time per week and i do multiple ad-ware sweeps a week, along with spyware. i am online many hrs a day and what would be considered hardcore gamer. and this was only place i was getting hits out of all the sites i go to so i figure i let u guys know is all. Actually as far back as i can remember this cpu has never had a virsus.
 
The intrusions I am getting are when on google and Norton has been blocking them. Nothing on this site yet.
 
well i got an attempt again this morning her is what is says, medieum risk, intrusion nmap xmas scan, intruder www.bladeforums.com (216.26.139.58), protocol TCP, attack port 1341, this makes 3 attempts in as many days only at this site. also when it attempts it gets blocked and then i cant access the forums for 30-40 minutes.?? also ran a virus check this morning before the lastest attempt and all clean, previuos check was on the 29th. out of probably 30-40 sites a day or more only get attempts here not a single one any other site. cant be a coincidence?
 
well i got an attempt again this morning her is what is says, medieum risk, intrusion nmap xmas scan, intruder www.bladeforums.com (216.26.139.58),


clear your browser before you come here. Maybe you are leaving a trail and some virus is attempting to gain excess to your computer through the trail you are leaving
behind. Trojan virus will jump in and do that. So when you stop it catches up with you on this IP address (216.26.139.58. About 2 months ago I had this kinda thing happened. So now I clear my browser and its not happen since.

Barkes :thumbup:
http://my.hsonline.net/wizard/knifeshop.htm
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Have any of you Techies tried Linux?
:) All the functionality of Window$ and none of the cost, viruses, or frequent re-boots:)
My Linux server has been running for 4 months w/o a reboot!

My 0.02.
 
I'm a rookie knife maker but a veteran at computer security. Threats hitting you on the Internet are fairly random (like parking your car on the street). Right now, the problem is money. If the bad guys can control 10,000 computers (owned by you and others) they can rent them out for spammers, denial of service extortion rackets, fee forward scams, and Phishing. Typical rates for a "bot net" are in excess of $100 per hour.

The profit is why the world is seeing more of this activity. I also wanted to address a couple of points:

* LINUX is less likely to be hit than Windows, but competition for boxes will make it a more popular target in the future. When Apple changed Mac OS to OS X they used FreeBSD (a close cousin to Linux) under the covers. As a result of the increased popularity we saw an increase in Mac viruses this year.

* If you aren't seeing things bounce off of your firewall from time to time, either your firewall isn't working or your ISP is blocking traffic for you. Knology stops many ports on behalf of its customers.

* If you use Linksys, Dlink, or some other devices that do wireless, you are most likely behind a hardware firewall. You can check this by staring a command prompt and then type 'ipconfig' and press ENTER. If your IP address is 192.168.x.x then you are behind a hardware firewall and your PC's firewall shouldn't be bouncing anything.

* Finally, PATCH PATCH PATCH... if you don't have Windows Update turned on then turn it on. Anti-virus programs can only kill software that has already attacked your computer. It also has to have been discovered by someone else (usually takes 12 hours or so before the updates are ready). By patching, you close the hole, and the attacks bounce off.
 
i havent used any sort of virus protection on my pc since the release of mozilla fire fox. the internet browser. i gotta really be tring hard to mess the pc up enough to have to reformat the sucker. and i spend a large time searching the web. honestly as a 22 yr old computer/game addict ive found that most virus protection, norton mcafee and so on will help with some of the stuff out there but when you think of the brains that are out there day in and day out making
new and improved programs to wage war on your pc theres no way any business in the world could be 100% up to date with whats out there so... its like your paying to protect half your computer. my adive buy a big external hard drive.
keep all your pictures and anything you might wanna keep movies... music all the good stuff. and become friendly with your windows disk. will save you allot of money in the end if your the type of person to get a virus and bring it to get fixed. when all you need to do is move few things to your external and reformat.

vinny203



I wouldnt go without virus protection because you use mozilla. If you check the virus databases for the last year many programers have started targeting mozilla as well as IE at this point. It is certainly safer and better than IE in every way shape and form, but it doesnt make you virus immune.

Also if you want the best virus protection you can get (as in never get a virus good) get Sophos. Those guys are scary good, but you pay by the month last I checked. If I had a small business server of any kind I'd gladly pony up the money (if it was inet connected of course). I know someone will say they cant patch before a virus hits, but I've actually seen them do it. They have many connections in the digital world and are so on top of things I was amazed. (Yes, there is the small possibility they wrote them but I believe they simply still retain ties from there hacking days and have "informants" of sorts. Either way, they do what they say security wise.)
 
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