A BIG Thank You

  plankton 21:24 23 Aug 2003
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Just to say thanks to ALL the people who have posted advice on the latest 3 viruses..:o)

Went to see father-in-law today. "I'm having a bit of a problem with the internet" he says. So I try and remember all that I've read on this site about them during the past week, disable restore, download MS upgrades, find he hasnt got a virus checker running (even though the machine says he has), download AVG with upgrades, get rid of virus, reboot. YES!!

I couldnt have done it without you guys & girls. Thanks, you're all brill!! ;o)

  plankton 21:26 23 Aug 2003

Oh, yes I did remember to restart restore !
:o)

  krypt1c 21:30 23 Aug 2003

Don't forget [if he hasn't got one] to instasll a firewall such as the free version of ZoneAlarm
click here;jsessionid=1HOGzuZzlLJ1Q16K5n1D2wNDBNc9srf1mb3rRRDIdr7RTbBHYV0F!-490251789!-1062696904!7551!7552!1015293934!-1062696903!7551!7552?lid=nav_za

  krypt1c 21:32 23 Aug 2003

Ignore that loade of rubbish. Download it from
click here

  plankton 21:36 23 Aug 2003

Started the XP firewall for him. Thanks anyway.
:o)

  krypt1c 21:47 23 Aug 2003

Might be worth installing anyway. I don't run xp but from some of the threads I've read I understand the xp firewall only blocks incoming. ZA controls outgoing as well, so you decide which programs on your system can connect to the internet %-)

  plankton 10:48 24 Aug 2003

Thanks krypt1c, I'll sort him next time I'm over there....any other views gratefully accepted, I'll close tomorrow otherwise.

Thanks again.

  plankton 15:46 24 Aug 2003

I've just realized what u put. He doesnt have a website, or do anything "outrageous", like send stuff to the internet. I'll skip that for him - I blew his mind yesterday anyway!! :o)

  plankton 12:02 26 Aug 2003

Resolving now, thanks again everyone!

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