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Thread poster: KatjaV
KatjaV  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 23:38
French to Finnish
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Sep 5, 2005

Hi,
I have Norman Virus Control in my computer and I have suddenly got many more "warnings" asking "do you want to accept this page" and so on when I open my computer. E.g. it asks me if I want to accept the connection from Internet Explorer and when I do accept, it keeps opening a new screen asking the same question again and again, only the "address" from where the connection is allowed can change; the serial number changes.

Is some bug trying to attack on my computer or what is this, do you know? It's really annoying when I have to accept about 20 connections every time I open my computer. And why does it ask this same thing every time, doesn't it register my answer from previous times? Is it safe to always accept the pages? Thank you for your help, I hope this didn't sound too confusing!


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 23:38
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Seems to me there could be something wrong Sep 5, 2005

You should update your Virus protection, check all files and if this does not help install your firewall anew, because something seems to be 'broke'.
Good luck!
Heinrich


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Mihailolja
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:38
Ukrainian to English
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few ideas........... Sep 5, 2005

Make sure you have all the latest windows security updates and service packs etc etc, all of course the latest ( i.e a day old at most ) anti-virus software.

If its still ok then do a spy ware check using adaware.

regards

Mihailo


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 23:38
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
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I discarded Norton an Mac Afee years ago Oct 1, 2005

as when they had any problems, they just showed "blue screen of death" and asked for backup diskettes or like (which I, of course, didn't have or, if I had, couldn't find). Besides, neither of them could cure my computer of "Chernobyl" virus, the only program at the time who could, was Kaspersky Antivirus. So I have stuck with it since and have had no problems since, too. (Automatic hourly updates of antivirus bases, price much lower, virus detection about 99% - I have written on it before- please see:

http://www.proz.com/post/237604#237604

(Besides KAV 5 standard version also incorporates AntySpyWare, you just have to choose "Extended databases" in the settings). No extra charge for that, it is meant as an option to save your Internet connection / computer resources if you want to.

Uldis

Mihailolja wrote:

Make sure you have all the latest windows security updates and service packs etc etc, all of course the latest ( i.e a day old at most ) anti-virus software.

If its still ok then do a spy ware check using adaware.

regards

Mihailo


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Aleksandr Okunev
Local time: 23:38
English to Russian
You must know how to adjust your software ... Oct 2, 2005

... or hire someone who will do it for you once and will tell you how to react in this or that case.

You cannot avoid this.

Moreover, good computing practices are vitally important for your system's safety. If your practices are good, you cannot get a Chernobyl or other virus even without a firewall and AV software, all you need is to ***learn about the threats before they have become reality*** and take appropriate conventional measures. You cannot blame anyone for your problems if you take a stoll in slums ... drunk, at 3:00AM, with a purse full of cash.

I use Agnitum firewall and NOD32 AV software of the system I use most. Nortin is fine but slows me down, Kaspersky is super but even more resource-rapacious.

Good luck
Aleksandr


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