[Ansteorra] [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post
faelancaimbeul at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 08:27:29 PDT 2007
Just to add to Master Pug, if you don't have anti-virus software, and don't
have/won't spend money on it, here's a really good, free for life program
that automatically updates daily.
Also, there are things that anti-virus doesn't catch, spyware and adware.
These programs are just as dangerous and are a real invasion of privacy
because many of them record your internet activity and report it to someone
else so they can target MORE adware to you.
On 7/1/07, Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net> wrote:
> Good Morning,
> The information below is good advice and please remember it before
> taking *any* action.
> First, don't believe every virus warning you receive. Many of them are
> false but are in a format or with false creditionals that leads most
> people to believe them. If you get one, please check the sites below
> to see if it is valid. Many of these you will find verbatim as being
> a hoax that is either new or been around many years.
> Second, if you get an attachment from someone that you are not
> suspecting, do not open it. Verify what the person sent you was meant
> for you and what the content is.
> Third, ensure that your Anti-Virus software is always current. I
> actually have mine download updates daily due to the rapid discovery
> of new viruses right now.
> Finally, if you are in doubt, please feel free to contact me via email
> at pug at pug.net before forwarding any information on. In general I will
> know about many items such as this before others due to some mailing
> lists that I monitor.
> This message, or a modified version of it, will be posted through the
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> welcome to.
> Government and security organizations:
> Third party informational sites:
> Anti-Virus vendors:
> http://www.mcafee.com (
> http://www.symantec.com (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/)
> http://www.f-secure.com (http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/)
> http://www.antivirus.com (http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/)
> A good "how-to" for safe email practices:
> I hope this information has been useful to you and you will use it
> If you know of sites that should be added to this list, please let me
> know and I will include them.
> Phelim "Pug" Gervase | "The problem's plain to see
> Bryn Gwlad - Ansteorra | Too much technology."
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