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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:32 PM
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Worm alert NETSKY.C is on the loose
I am starting to get notices of e-mails with my address being infected.
It is a W32 worm so it is not my machine.

Here is some info on it.

http://www.domain-b.com/infotech/itnews/200402feb/20040227_worm.html
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:33 PM
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1. Don't I know it
I ended up with almost 7,000 infected files the other day from this damn thing
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:40 PM
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2. I've learned the hard way
...to update my virus definitions every day BEFORE checking my email.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:53 PM
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3. I think surfing using a UNIX variant, Linux, BSD, OSX and others
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 06:02 PM by alfredo
is the safest way to go these days. They are not 100%, but you lower your profile.

Have any of you tried using one of those live CD versions of Linux? You don't have to install it, you just boot from the CD and you are in business. Knoppix is one I hear a lot about, Gentoo is another but I don't see a live CD on their ftp site.

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/linux/cart.php/ba/plst/category/19

Yes there is a live CD for Intel

http://www.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/gentoo/releases/x86/1.4/
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