virus..could someone please explain....

  Morpheus© 07:41 05 May 03
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yesterday we had a virus :-( i have AVG running, how did it get in? I also have "zone alarm" which i had switched off, because i had two PC's linked together and i thought they might not see each other..anyway, what i would like to know..is it just AVG that might stop them, or does Zone alarm have anything to do with it.

thanks for your time....

  matt5705 07:52 05 May 03

it may of came though email or a drive your better checking zone alarms logs

  Morpheus© 08:14 05 May 03

zone alarm was off when when it hit, the only things in the log, which i have clicked "no" because i do not know what they are..

"run DLL as an APP" and "SSDP service on windows"

the DLL one comes up each time the PC starts.

  DieSse 08:40 05 May 03

Zone alarm is not an anti-virus program, it's to stop accesses into and out of your computer by unauthorised programs. Of course if you had it closed down it wouldn't be doing anything. It can be configured not to stop your local network working, and there is a fair amount of help about this in the help files.

Not all AV programs stop all viruses. You can see how most of the more well known ones do in independant tests at click here Whilst tests can never be the total guide to AV program performance, it's interesting to note that AVG has a consistently poor record in these tests.

For the program that has the best record, look at their site click here. For my money, catching viruses is what it's all about, and to avoid the hassle they can cause I'm a firm beleiver in getting the best, whether it's free on not.

  Morpheus© 08:49 05 May 03

Thanks, we live and learn...

thank you all.......

  Goldcroft 09:03 05 May 03

Had a look at the anti virus company site you recommended. Never seen a company so shy about posting prices. May have missed the obvious, but I couldn't see a price for the programme.

  Morpheus© 09:40 05 May 03

i could not see it either, just had another look, if you click other countries, it says 39 dollars.

  Goldcroft 15:53 05 May 03

Hi Mike - it is listed on the first page of our estore (kind of a crummy
estore - but we are working on finding a new one to use)

That price today for a home user is $39.00 USD and is expected to go up
with the release of the new NOD32 in the next week or so. The good news
for our existing customers is that the new release will just be another
free upgrade for them. Our enterprise - various server prices, exchange
etc. are not listed on the web.

  Goldcroft 15:55 05 May 03

Hi Mike - it is listed on the first page of our estore (kind of a crummy
estore - but we are working on finding a new one to use)

That price today for a home user is $39.00 USD and is expected to go up
with the release of the new NOD32 in the next week or so. The good news
for our existing customers is that the new release will just be another
free upgrade for them. Our enterprise - various server prices, exchange
etc. are not listed on the web.

  Goldcroft 15:57 05 May 03

Checked after sending the first one and it had not gone through to the forum.

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