NIS 2004 & AVG

  accord 17:51 08 Jul 04
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I think i may have a virus on my system.

2 questions:

1: Do I have to start in safe mode, turn system restore off and run a full virus scan in NIS 2003 to remove a virus

2. Can I install AVG on the same system as NIS 2003.

The reason i think i have a virus is because i keep getting emails from the postmaster at email addresses i have never heard of with my email address is mentioned in the text. A full virus scan runs daily with no virus' found.

My system is: XP home, NIS 2003 (up to date),

Thanks in advance for your help.

  georgemac 17:54 08 Jul 04

Don't know what NIS 2003 is, suspect an anti virus package, and no do not install 2 anti virus packages on the same pc.

I do not think you have a virus - some spammer has your email address and has misused it, I get the same with one of my NTL email addressess.

  accord 17:58 08 Jul 04

Georgemac

Sorry mate, NIS is Norton Internet Security.

Im also on NTL and it had crossed my mind that maybe the case.

Cheers for the quick reply

  accord 19:30 08 Jul 04

^bump^

  VoG II 19:36 08 Jul 04

Agree with georgemac

  Gaz 25 19:38 08 Jul 04

yep, spammer misusing your address.

DONT, install two antivirus packages.

but you can run a scan now - no need for safe mode, unless you need to remove a difficult one.

  accord 19:43 08 Jul 04

Thanks for the replies

I have done an online scan via symantec and all is clear.

I shall mark this as resolved,

  accord 11:14 09 Jul 04

So if a spammer is using my address should i advise NTL or leave as is ????

Cheers

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