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How to block the Vundo trojan

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by georgeg2000, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. georgeg2000

    georgeg2000 Thread Starter

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    This Vundo trojan seems to be real "popular" right now. How do I keep this off of my families computers in the future? Is there a good program that will block malware such as this?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are up to date. Also an active firewall helps. And most importantly, be sure that Java is the latest version.
     
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    georgeg2000 Thread Starter

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    On my own PC, I run AVG antivirus, plus SpyBot S&D, Spyware Blaster and the latest version of AdAware. On my wife's PC, I've had problems with AVG so hers only has AdAware and SpyBot, tho in the course of this "experience" I've added another spyware program SuperAntiSpyware. Looks like I'll have to try AVG again but not until we get this trojan thing whipped. I used to run ZoneAlarm on both PCs but when I went to DSL, I was told to disable the firewall in order to access the DSL. Both machines access DSL thru a Linksys router (her PC is wired into the router, my connection is wireless) so I hope the router's firewall will be adequate, no? Both machines are running WinXP, btw, Home for the wife's Compaq system and Pro for my white box machine. Any recommendations on anti-virus programs?
     
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    I do fine with a router firewall.
    I like AVG anti-virus. Plus there is also Avast or NOD32
     
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