Re: Anti Virus


Well I did have one on a server once, I was able to kill it easily enough, it did do a lot of system dammage and needed me to fix it but it wasn't dead.
Its likely they took it back to a shop and they were tricked into replacing it or something.

On 20/11/2016 7:42 a.m., Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, Gene,

I asked my neighbor for proof of her computer being destroyed but she
couldn't give me an answer. I had a trojan on my old computer but it
didn't totally destroy it. I was able to get rid of the trojan.


On 11/19/2016 10:37 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know if any malware can physically damage a computer. Most
malware doesn't. it may do all sorts of things you don't want it to
do but physically destroying your computer is the least of the worries
associated with malware. I don't know anything about your neighbor's
knowledge of computers but a high degree of skepticism should be
maintained regarding what people tell you unless they have proven
records of knowledge and reliability. There is an enormous amount of
misinformation constantly being circulated regarding computers and
related matters.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Rosemarie Chavarria <>
*Sent:* Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:28 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Anti Virus

Hi, Arleen,

I try to be very careful about what sites I visit. My next-door
neighbor told me that one time she had a virus and it totally
destroyed her computer. I don't know how she got it but she had to end
up getting a brand-new computer.


On 11/19/2016 10:15 AM, Arlene wrote:

Also, if you visit sites. Even if you have IE or firefox or edge
clean out the history. You may have to manually get rid of history.
Even though you have your virus scan up to date always clean your
hystery. I have my computer not remember passwords even though it
asks. If you are on sites you login always log out. Sites like drop
box or others. Someone in the xp days told me to always log out and
I always do it.

*From:* [] *On Behalf Of
*Brian Vogel
*Sent:* November-19-16 9:49 AM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Anti Virus

On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 08:00 am, Roger Stewart wrote:

Only caution I'd give is to do a manual check for updates several
times a day as their virus database is updated several times a day
but the program will only check itself once when you start the computer.

I have not found this to be the case under Windows 10. If you open
Windows Defender you can see when the last virus definition update
has taken place, and that's often very recent even when I've had my
machine up and running for days.

This also wasn't the case, at least if I'm recalling correctly, under
Windows 8.1 either. It would make absolutely no sense for any modern
antivirus program, and Windows Defender is one, to not auto-update
its own definitions and, in fact, itself as new releases are released.

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