AVG free version any good against Blaster / Worm/Lovsan?

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by S.V.Proff, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. S.V.Proff

    S.V.Proff Guest

    I have the free version of AVG. I looked that their web site to see if
    the free version is any good against the blaster. Cannot find any
    information there.

    Is it any good against this virus?

    Sam
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    S.V.Proff, Aug 16, 2003
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    Be your a-v software free or not, the main point is to be sure you keep
    it up to date. Also, at the microsoft download center -
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en - you can
    find information as to how to keep your OS updated too.

    Cheers,

    Sammy Hall, Jr.
     
    Sammy Hall, Jr., Aug 16, 2003
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    Stuart Gray Guest

    Make sure it is ver 6.0.510 with latest update and it does detect and remove
    Msblaster.

    Stuart.
     
    Stuart Gray, Aug 16, 2003
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    YK Guest

    Why wait to get infected? Keep your OS updated. If you are running
    Win98/ME you are not vunerable to the Blaster/LoveSan worm. There are
    still lots of updates for those OSs that should be applied. Run a firewall
    such as Kerio or ZoneAlarm. There will be other viruses/worms that you
    should protect yourself against.
     
    YK, Aug 17, 2003
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    In S.V.Proff <> typed
    || I have the free version of AVG. I looked that their web site to see
    || if the free version is any good against the blaster. Cannot find any
    || information there.
    ||
    || Is it any good against this virus?
    ||
    || Sam
    || (My e-mail address is spam proofed, please post your replies here,
    || e-mails to me will bounce.)

    I found Lovsan on a client's machine the other day with AVG6 Free
     
    Robert de Brus, Aug 17, 2003
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  6. S.V.Proff

    S.V.Proff Guest

    That's the version I have. However, I am not sure if it is able to
    detect it. That is the question I was originaly asking....

    Sam

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    S.V.Proff, Aug 17, 2003
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    S.V.Proff Guest

    I'm actually behind a Linksys router which I'm told acts as a
    firewall.

    All ports on it are closed.

    Do you think this is sufficient protection?

    Also, I downloaded and applied the latest patch from Microsoft.

    Sam
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    S.V.Proff, Aug 18, 2003
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    S.V.Proff Guest

    He may be missing a punctuation, which made me interpret his sentence
    as:

    "Make sure it is ver 6.0.510 with latest update. Make sure it does
    detect and remove Msblaster."

    I see now that he may be saying:

    "Make sure it is ver 6.0.510 with latest update. And [Yes], it does
    detect and remove Msblaster."

    Thanks,

    Sam
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    e-mails to me will bounce.)
     
    S.V.Proff, Aug 18, 2003
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