How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected?

  KRONOS the First 14:15 30 Jul 2012
  robin_x 18:30 30 Jul 2012

Thought provoking stuff. I am too tired to go through all those simple steps though. I just want to chill in front of the TV and my laptop and have some dinner soon.

But as well as a backup policy (I made a full Image this morning), I suppose we all ought to have a regular Malware Scan policy.

Hey Ho. Thanks for the link.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:46 30 Jul 2012


Do you rely on your real-time scanner to stop Virus and Malware.


do you do a regular scan, say daily or weekly?

  SB23 19:25 30 Jul 2012

I couldn't be bothered to do all that.

I scan weekly, am careful what sites I use, use freebie programs, and over the last 10 or so years have had 3 serious infections, that were dealt with. I have various backups, so if I ever have to reinstall XP its not an issue.

  mooly 08:26 01 Aug 2012

I use one real time scanner (MSE) and like SB23 am careful what sites I use. If I do get something nasty (and that has occasionally happened) then I take no chances and restore back (using Acronis). As an IE user I also report the site using the smartscreen filter report site option.

As to the article... my initial thoughts are I don't want to download a lot of stuff, stuff that then sits there and that becomes outdated as newer versions come along.

While not thinking particularly about this article, the line that says something like "if your security flags this file as malicious tell it it is not" is a good one to get malware onto your system :D

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