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Topic # 4941 12-Sep-2005 10:44
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Interesting article on Mobile virues

Hackers hit mobile users with new generation virus on

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1920372005

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  Reply # 19965 12-Sep-2005 10:57
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If people download and install software and they are not sure what it is they deserve everthing they get. I have never run antivirus software on a pc I own and its not oce had a virus.

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Reply # 19966 12-Sep-2005 10:59
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Yes, it seems it came out of a press release sent by F-Secure, saying they created a new AV program for mobile devices. What they fail to disclose is that Symantec has had an AV for mobile devices (Palm and Pocket PC) for ages, Airscanner has had one AV for Pocket PC and Smartphone for a couple of years, and even a New Zealand company (simworks) has an AV for Symbian (the same market as F-Secure now).







 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 19976 12-Sep-2005 16:03
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Thanks Freitasm.

John, I think it is good to have Anti-Virus , Anti-Spayware sw installed on PC. This is like Car or health Insurance, we have to have, but we always prefer not to use it. But just in case anything goes wrong, it helps..

There are few Free PC scans and Anti-Spyware available for personal use. You can visit.

http://www.netguide.co.nz/knowhow/...
http://www.securitynews.co.nz/safe/...

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  Reply # 19978 12-Sep-2005 16:32
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Hi Chris

Thanks for your advice but I don't need antivirus, I have the free microsoft spyware removal tool and that does me fine. If I was going to use any free software it would be avast. Check it out I run this on other machines I have its brilliant

www.avast.com


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Reply # 19983 12-Sep-2005 18:10
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johnr: I have never run antivirus software on a pc I own and its not oce had a virus.

How do you know for -sure- ? Not all viruses have obvious effects.




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  Reply # 20029 14-Sep-2005 00:34
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johnr: If people download and install software and they are not sure what it is they deserve everthing they get. I have never run antivirus software on a pc I own and its not oce had a virus.


How do you know if you never run a antivirus program?

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