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

Mystique mystique at phulesgold.com
Tue Jul 3 06:36:07 PDT 2007

You should add http://www.ca.com/us/  Computer Associates Anti Virus 
(Formerly E-Trust anti virus)

And beware for those that want to get McAfee and Nortons. If you only use 
your puter for email and minor web surfing, no problem.. however, McAfee is 
a resource hog on a puter system with tons of useless programs running in 
the background.. Nortons has a really bad habit of hijacking your system.. 
anotherwords, in many cases, if you install some new software AFTER Nortons 
is already installed, it could keep new software from running properly, and 
only way to fix it is uninstall Nortons then reinstall it.

Maire O'Halowrane

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Faelan Caimbeul" <faelancaimbeul at gmail.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post

> 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.
> http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10703202.html?tag=lst-0-1
> 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.
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en&mg_id=10134
> Safe surfing!
> Faelan
> 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
>>   Note: The views do not reflect the SCA nor the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
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