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Old 16 June 2006, 07:48   #1
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Antivirus software

I've just received a couple of copies of a new virus that my antivirus software (eTrust® EZ Antivirus) didn't pick up. I don't normally pass this sort of stuff on, as it's usually a hoax, but this one seems to be real.

Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt.

They suggest this attempt follows the last claim was made against the king of pop. 46 years old
Michael has left pre-suicide note which describes and interpretes some of his sins.

To read the entire article please open the attached document which includes copys of his suicide
note.


It's quite tempting to open it, but don't!

More details are on the Sophos web site here http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/ne...ckotrojan.html

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my antivirus software (eTrust® EZ Antivirus) didn't pick up....
Hmmmm.... that's a bit of Computer Associates software isn't it?
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It is definatly a virus. Has just been blocked by our virus checker.
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Hmmmm.... that's a bit of Computer Associates software isn't it?
Yep. And it's about to join Norton in the category of "wouldn't touch it with a bargepole" unless they get their finger out.

In a live chat with their techs right now . . .

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OK, as another AV provider slides into oblivion, who do you recommend?

Anyone using the ZoneAlarm AV software?

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nod 32 is supposed to be the muts nuts.

I've got mcafee and it seems to work but slows stuff down like norton.
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If you will subscrbe to newsgroups on the brighton swinging scene, I'm hardly surprised you catch the odd virus.
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Nod 32 is indeed very fine!
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av software

Panda seems to work ok for me, a bit cheep and cheerful but does what it said on the tin
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AVGfree is brilliant - don't download the trial version by mistake - the free one really is FREE!!!

Norton is worse than most virus infections - it puts so much crap into the reg it's frightening.

It comes to something when free anti virus software is better than the paid for stuff.

Remember though spyware is often worse than a virus - try adaware and spybot to get rid of them.
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