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    My sister and her husband's computer got the sasser worm. They did get rid of it though. I keep getting a bunch of emails with viruses attached from my college. I guess they must be having trouble with it. Can't you get the sasser worm even if you don't download anything?? I heard somewhere that you can get it if you don't have a firewall by just getting on the internet. Is this right?


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    thats what i've heard - you have to have the latest patch for windows installed to prevent it from getting to your computer or an active antivirus program like Norton running .

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    You, see the relationship between all of the posts here is that people are writing several things. The simple point is that you don't need to have things installed, and you never need to worry about getting a virus before the "cure" comes out, or anything of the sort. The reason, adnedarn, that there are no viruses for Linux or Mac's, is because they are security based platforms. Furthermore, (another beauty to open source) people are always changing their versions, you can stick with a big name company, getting constant updates, or you can go for a less known version, this means thsat there are less similarity between platforms, and thus, less similar exploits, so if someone ever were to find a loophole, it could (generally speaking) only effect a small amount of machines. Woops- lunch's over...
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    I have never owned a Windows Based Computer. From the Apple II to the Power Mac G4 Quicksilver 2002, I have always had Apple Computer Products. Since owning a Macintosh since 1994, I have only had 1 computer virus and all it did was move my mouse pointer around.

    As far as viruses go, I have yet to see one for Mac OS X. I do not have a virus program, although I should to eliminte the virus junk I receive from Windows based systems. I get virus attachments all the time, which cannot even run on my system. I am currently removing them by hand as I come across them.

    Everyone has a platform of choice, and mine is Mac OS X! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ May 05 2004,7:23)]
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    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ May 05 2004,8:30)]I have a simpler solution. Get a MAC. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
    MACs SUCK! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    I have interenet washer, hack tracer, norton, Popup Blockers, etc. etc.

    Oh, and if I get a email like "hi, how are you?" I just delete them, they're almost always spam! I've also been getting spam e-mails with "RE:" in them! Filthy little Fat Ba**a*ds
    Check with your ISP. They usually have a email prefernce that allows you to turn on a spam guard and virus filter. Although not perfect, my ISP blocks 50+ spams a week with only 2-3 getting through. This goes for the viri as well. My previous post mentioned I delete virus by hand, thats only if they get through my ISP and this has not happend in the last several months due to a system upgrade on their end.
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    Est,

    I don't think that switching to Linux is going to help any of the people who will be effected by Sasser. There is already a patch that prevents this from infecting Windows computers. People who are doing a good job of keeping up with their patches most likely know what they are doing, and will not be effected. People who do not know what they are doing, or have limited computer knowledge would likely not benefit by switching to a variant of Linux. It will, of course, require making sure that there are drivers present for all of their hardware, it will mean all of their windows software and games will basically cease to function, and it will still need to be patched. Linux needs patches just like Windows. I'm not trying to be down on Linux, but I don't think it is a solution for people who do not set up their computers properly, and for those who don't maintain them properly either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (NickHubbell @ May 06 2004,1:32)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ May 05 2004,7:23)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ May 05 2004,8:30)]I have a simpler solution. Get a MAC. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
    MACs SUCK! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    I have interenet washer, hack tracer, norton, Popup Blockers, etc. etc.

    Oh, and if I get a email like "hi, how are you?" I just delete them, they're almost always spam! I've also been getting spam e-mails with "RE:" in them! Filthy little Fat Ba**a*ds
    Check with your ISP. They usually have a email prefernce that allows you to turn on a spam guard and virus filter. Although not perfect, my ISP blocks 50+ spams a week with only 2-3 getting through. This goes for the viri as well. My previous post mentioned I delete virus by hand, thats only if they get through my ISP and this has not happend in the last several months due to a system upgrade on their end.
    I need something more powerful than that... I'm dealing with 100 e-mails a day here! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    The most powerful filtering software I know of is Popfile. I work for an email company, and we have tested various filters, and this is the one we have found to the most accurate after training*.

    Check it out: http://popfile.sourceforge.net/manual/installing.html

    You train it as to what is your mail, and what is junk mail. You can also train it to recognize and filter other kinds of mail if you'd like.


    *Training: You have to show it examples of typical mail, and you will want to check the spam folder for the first few weeks or so to make sure it is classifying everything correctly. After about three days, you don't really have to check the spam folder at all, unless you start getting a new type of mail. At this time, I would recommend adding magnets, which are sort of like a white list- they guarentee your messsages won't be misclassfieid based on the sender or subject. But do this after you have trained PopFile. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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