I have Swen-A!!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JayK, Nov 22, 2003.

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  1. JayK

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    Okay not me, my brother who is on the sameLAN.

    He claims to have no idea how it got there and blames it on my sis who used it recently . He doesn't use any antiviruses, despite his offical title at work as a "IT security expert" (I kid you not, abt the title i mean).

    Took him about 5 minutes to clean it up.

    Ho Hum. he still doesn't believe in antiviruses.
     
  2. Madsen DK

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    A "it security expert" who doesnt beleive in antiviruses. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Says it all , really.
    To me its a proven fact that a AV is needed when going online.
     
  3. JayK

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    Well to be fair, since he (and me i guess ) started messing with computers when he was in his early teens, I can recall only one instance (other than this time) where his computer was infected .

    And it took him all of 5 minutes to clean this swen thingie.

    He suspects that my sis who was visiting recently and used his computer, infected his computer. Pausible i guess, since swen isn't particularly difficult to detect really we are not talking about some trojan beat after all, just some silly worm.
     
  4. VikingStorm

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    An AV is a safety net, even the most talented tight-rope walker might fall down one day. (as long as the AV is not in any way affecting things negatively, such as a physical safety net does, besides not getting as much attention since you won't have an opportunity to fall down and perish (entertainment is great, isn't it?))
     
  5. snowbound

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    Sounds like the head of "IT" where i work. He doesn't use any antivirus software on his own computer either.

    Think they know something we don't? ;)



    Snowbound
     
  6. bigc73542

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    I would think it would be easier to detect and stop an infection than to have to try to clean up after one.


    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.







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  7. JayK

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    We are suckers , the really smart and knowledgable people don't need antiviruses probably.
     
  8. TAG97

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    Bingo!!!!!!!
    What if sis downloaded some trojan instead of just some silly worm?
    Regards
    Tim
     
  9. BWMerlin

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    I remember reading somewhere that the worst ppl 4 computer security are the ppl in the computer security industry. Go figure, u would think they were the best since they spend all day trying to stop and fix these things.
     
  10. JayK

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    Then he would just have to remove it of course. I suppose that's how you get experience in handling such things :)
     
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