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Re: XP Guardian 2010
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2010, 03:38:45 PM »
The idea behind virut is to make a spambot that hides within the system - but the code writers are not quite up to scratch. At a penny for 10 spam e-mails it will add up

It can be caught before it runs, I have had some cases where it was stopped dead in its tracks and there was no harm to the computer, but once it has infected one file then it is game over

These are the known infection vectors


DO NOT backup any applications or installers and DO NOT backup any files with the following extensions:
  • .exe
  • .scr
  • .htm
  • .html
  • .xml
  • .zip
  • .rar
  • .doc
  • .jpg
  • .pdf
If a file is not run then it will not get infected, but once run it is open season.  Virut is mainly spread by infected P2P downloads, cracks and keygens, keep away from those and you survival chances increase greatly 

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Re: XP Guardian 2010
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2010, 04:01:58 PM »
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Re: XP Guardian 2010
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Re: XP Guardian 2010
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2010, 04:30:19 PM »
Being totally biased I would recommend GeeksToGo as I am teaching there  ;D