[Ansteorra] [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post

Faelan Caimbeul 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.

Safe surfing!


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
>   Announce list on a quarterly basis. Those list administrators who wish
>   to include it on their lists not included in this regular posting are
>   welcome to.
> ----
> Government and security organizations:
> http://ciac.llnl.gov
> http://csrc.nist.gov/virus/
> http://www.cert.org
> Third party informational sites:
> http://www.snopes.com
> http://www.kumite.com/myths
> Anti-Virus vendors:
> http://www.mcafee.com               (
> http://www.mcafee.com/centers/anti-virus/)
> 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/)
> http://www.windriver.com/virus/index.htm
> A good "how-to" for safe email practices:
> http://ntbugtraq.ntadvice.com/safemail.asp
> -----
>   I hope this information has been useful to you and you will use it
>   wisely.
>   If you know of sites that should be added to this list, please let me
>   know and I will include them.
> Sincerely,
> --
> Phelim "Pug" Gervase   |  "The problem's plain to see
> Bryn Gwlad - Ansteorra |   Too much technology."
> Dark Horde Moritu      |
> pug at pug.net            |   --Styx
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