Fwd: Re: Is there virus removal software for Jaunty KDE

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Jun 17 19:19:28 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Monday 15 June 2009 06:27:45 pm Lisi Reisz wrote:
>  > Steven -
>  >
>  > I am forwarding this to the list because I feel that list discussions
>  > should stay on list; and also because some of the people on the list seem
>  > able to communicate with you better than I. I am a litteralist when it
>  > comes to words; and it feels a bit to me as though I am conversing with
>  > Lewis Carol's Humpty Dumpty when I converse with you: words mean what you
>  > want them to, not what everyone else thinks they mean. E.g., when you 
> said
>  > that you were connected to the web via a DSL modem, I accepted that 
> at face
>  > value. Some on the list knew better. You are obviously, however
>  > distasteful it may be to you, connected via a modem-router of some kind.
>  >
>  > I gave you the name of a Live CD that can be used to scan for computer
>  > viruses. I repeat, it is called F-Secure Rescue CD. If you google for it,
>  > you will find it. If you then burn the .iso to a CD, you will be able to
>  > run it on any computer you wish. Just remember to plug said computer 
> in to
>  > your "modem" with a Cat 5e (ethernet) cable before you start, so that the
>  > CD can update its virus data.
>  >
>  > You may well find some viruses in the middle of some of your downloaded
>  > stuff, but they will not be doing anything. They will just be sitting
>  > there. I once found 7 little virus .exe's sitting in my husband's
>  > /home/user directory looking forlorn and helpless. I deleted them, but
>  > only for the sake of tidyness.
>  >
>  > The problems you describe show a network problem.
>  >
>  > A worm is malware, like viruses. Like viruses they can't actually hurt a
>  > Linux computer.
>  >
>  > HTH means Hope This Helps.
>  >
>  > HTH
>  > Lisi
>  > ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
>  >
>  > Subject: Re: Is there virus removal software for Jaunty KDE
>  > Date: Monday 15 June 2009
>  > From: Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>
>  > To: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz at gmail.com>
>  >
>  > Dear Lisi,
>  >
>  > I am writing you because I cannot fine the email that I got to give 
> me the
>  > following instructions. First when I attempted to download and 
> install the
>  > virus appclication you advised, I could not get an accurate copy. The
>  > writing application said the written data did not match. I also tried to
>  > install the cd but it would not install. I tried copying again and the
>  > same thing happened.
>  >
>  > From another member I got instructions for Klamov. I installed and had a
>  > worm in the laptop. As best I could understand the application, I believe
>  > the worm is Quarantined. In configuring the application there is a form
>  > for Proxy for Database Updates. The necessary field to fill out are as
>  > follows: IP Address,
>  > I put in which is active on the laptop, User: steven, 
> but for
>  > Port, I do not know what to put there, and password. It only has one 
> place
>  > for password and prints in the open. If you understand my explanation,
>  > will you help me? Thanks!
>  >
>  > Are worms something to be concerned about?
>  >
>  > Steven
>  >
>  > > But I agree with everyone else. Your problem is one of configuration.
>  > > Probably you have several different things misconfigured, including, by
>  > > the sound of it, your router.
> The router is not connected to anything. It is the same as if in a box 
> in the closet. Someone else asked me for the exact specs of my modem. I 
> am going to give them to you right now, because if I am using the 
> language incorrectly, I need to get it right.
> The maker is Westell,
> Style: MSTATEA
> Modem Access Code 5263820374
> Advance Device Configuraton go to:
> attp://
> There is a serial number and a MAC number, but they are too small to 
> read without day light.
> It has 5 lights
> 1 Power
> 2 Ethernet
> 3 DSL
> 4 Internet
> 5 Activity
> The router is disconnected from all computers. No cables connect with 
> anything at all. The modem is about an inch high, 3 inched deep and 4 
> inches wide. On the back is a power receptacle, an ethernet receptacle 
> and a power input. There is what looks like a reset button, but that is all.
> Steven
okay, afaik the "real" manufacturer of your modem is 
Motorola, but this does not matter to us.

The general idea is, that you connect the router port 
labelled "WAN", directly to your modem port labelled 
"ethernet", then connect any computer that you might have, 
to the multiple "LAN" or "Ethernet" labelled ports of your 

Then, if the router works in the factory default mode, it 
should connect any computer that you have to the internet.

At least this is the basic idea how it works, when Modem and 
router device are separated insteas of integrated into one. 
For sure, this is not to say that there are no "special 
cases" around.

Kind regards

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