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Offline MikeBCda

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« on: March 13, 2004, 05:59:39 AM »
Hi all,

This one was the featured item in tonight's Trend weekly newletter.  It's one of the ones that includes a zip attachment that, among other things, blocks access to quite a few of the better-known a-v websites (by over-writing the Hosts file).

I was somewhat amused that either its "authors" (of the virus, that is) never heard of avast, or else don't consider it worth worrying about.  I've heard that's true of quite a few of worms and viruses that specifically target a-v software and/or sites, avast slips right past them.  ;)

Here's the list of blocked sites, according to Trend:

Best to all,
Intel Atom D2700, 2 gig RAM, Win 7 x64 SP1 & IE-11, Firefox 51.0
(default). 320 gig HD, 15Mb DSL, Win firewall, Avast 12.3.2280 free, SpywareBlaster, MBAM Prem., Crypto-Prevent