Which ones are the viruses?

Ray Parrish crp at cmc.net
Sat Jan 3 16:44:15 UTC 2009

Michael Haney wrote:
> I found Avast! 4 Home Edition to be better than AVG and Anti-Vir.  I
> used to use both of the others and they really didn't help at all.
> Avast! was the only one that actually kept the infections away.  It
> wasn't because I wasn't using safe browsing practices either, most of
> my viruses came from pop up ads.  At lot of those went away when I
> switched from IE to Firefox.
> I've also found that using the M$ Malicious Software Removal Tool
> clears out the more well known and destructive worms and Trojans.  It
> also wouldn't hurt to use the other stuff that was recommended like
> Hijack This! and Adaware.

Good advice, it just so happens I'm already running Avast on my Windows 
installation, and it failed to find the trojan cmos killer that clamav 
found. I've also ran the newest Microsoft Malicious software removal 
tool on it, and it failed to find it also...

Just so you know.

Later, Ray Parrish

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