Long time since I was last on here. Now living and working in Spain.
I have a problem with a friends PC. He keeps getting viruses and I keep removing them by reinstalling Windows XP Pro and all his applications.
The problem is that he likes to visit a "certain type" of website, even though I have warned him that these are probably where they are coming from.
I used to install AVG7, Adaware, SpyBot & SpywareBlaster but these never seemed to stop the viruses, so he went out and brought Norton Antivirus 2005 which I put on there 2 days ago after reinstalling Windows again.
He has just phoned me to say that Norton has cleared off 32 viruses but is unable to fix a further 6.
His PC is connected to the internet via a Satellite Broadband link with a fixed IP address. The Windows Firewall is turned on as are all the parts of Norton.
What else can I do to stop these viruses from infecting his computer. He won´t stop visiting his websites so I need to find something else.
I have managed to clear the viruses each time, but he always does something to get them back onto his system. My real question was how do I stop them getting back on to his computer once I have removed them? They always seem to get through his firewall and AV software.
I have been away from computers for nearly a year so was wondering if any new software is available? I will try the a2 software as you suggested.
See if the ISP can offer a non fixed IP address. If not can he use a hardware firewall. If not then he needs either Zone Alarm or Sygate firewall. The Windows firewall does not protect outgoing data, only incoming. ZA works in both directions