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Re: [APD] Viruses and worms....

I wouldn't say "inexcusable" but I would say "totally
unnecessary," "dangerous," and "inappropriate for

There is freeware around to protect your machine and the
commerical stuff, like Norton Internet Security/Antivirus,
which stays very up-to-date and for which updated virus
protection can be download weekly, daily, even hourly, are
not very expensive.

Scott H.
--- Rex Grigg <rex at dsl-only_net> wrote:
>    Some one that has the APD email address in their
> address book is 
> infected with one or more viruses and/or worms.  This
> IMHO is 
> inexcusable.  Running a computer without up to date
> anti-virus software is 
> akin to sky diving without a parachute or like removing
> the front door to 
> your house and piling your valuables right inside the
> door.  And if you 
> have a broadband connection you should be running a fire
> wall.  I have 
> three computers connected to a broadband connection at
> home and when the 
> "blaster" worm was going full force I was being port
> scanned about 2-5 
> times a second on my three active static IP addresses. 
> Just for giggles I 
> took a spare machine I had laying around and connected it
> to the broadband 
> connection.  It took seven seconds for this machine to
> become infected.  If 
> you do not have a fire wall and a virus scanner then
> please go to 
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/  or 
> http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/ and 
> have your computer scanned for viruses.  Once your
> machine is clean 
> disconnect it from your Internet connection until you
> have installed a 
> virus checker and a fire wall.

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