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Don\'t feel safe! Get rid of the NIDA worm!
Thread poster: Hans-Henning Judek

Hans-Henning Judek  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:43
German to English
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Oct 19, 2001

Don\'t say \"I\'m OK, I have virus protection\" - this is a really nasty one. There is a small and fast DOS-based utility available for free, which may surprise you, as it did me. I actually got one file infected. A friend of mine had 32 without knowing!



Go to: http://www.grisoft.com/html/news/nimda.html

read the description, downlad the 37K file and let it run. It takes just a couple of minutes, but it is worth it.



I had at the beginning of the year a worm through an e-mail message and it took me a day to clean everything up and bring it back to the status quo ante. Since then I am extremely careful. I installed AVG Anti-Virus (which is by the way FREE and working very well - www.grisoft.com) und upgrade regularly.



Since then it had caught me the Code Red and the Sircam.A, so no complaints. It seems that before I installed the neccessary update for NIDA, it had already somehow sneaked in. I had no real problems, just more total freezes and blue screen of death than usual and some other oddities. I would never even have thought about having caught another virus.



So don\'t be fooled by a wrong feeling of safety. NIDA may be already there in your computer.....lurking...and then one day BUUUUAAAAAA







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Gilda Manara  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 05:43
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antivirus Oct 19, 2001

thanks - a very useful information!

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Daphne Theodoraki  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 05:43
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Thanks! Oct 19, 2001

Thank you Hans, that was extremely useful!



Daphne


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 05:43
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A good alternative. Oct 19, 2001

AntiVir PE 6.10.02.53 available GRATIS from http://www.freewarenetz.de/



Sven.


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Lesley Clayton
France
Local time: 05:43
French to English
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How do you know you've got it? Oct 20, 2001

That might seem like a daft question, but if your anti-virus hasn\'t picked it up, then how do you know if the worm\'s there? My computer plays up quite often, but it\'s only minor things (I think!!).

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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 05:43
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free on-line virus scan Oct 20, 2001

There is a free on-line virus scan service at http://housecall.antivirus.com/. It will tell you if you have any viruses and will get rid of them, too.

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