My PC Just Got Attacked
Posted August 15, 2011 - 06:17 PM
Posted August 15, 2011 - 07:06 PM
Posted August 15, 2011 - 07:08 PM
Posted August 15, 2011 - 07:36 PM
Was just GTT'ing, then all of a sudden warnings start coming up about infections. A program claiming to be Win 7 protection said I had worms & viruses and wanted $79 for a lifetime license for full protection. Wouldn't let me use any browser & blocked my mail. Working quick, after many attempts I finally got my restore program to open. It was doing it's best from allowing me to get past it. Got everything back as it was on June 29th, and I'm rolling again.
That sounds a lot like one that got my computer back a few months ago. Glad you got 'er fixed.
Posted August 15, 2011 - 08:17 PM
Our company uses CA Etrust, it's worthless and the reason you don't have to worry about linux as far as viruses is because no one writes viruses or malware for linux.
There are several other reasons as to why there isn't as many worries with viruses for Linux/Unix type operating systems. Provided the user isn't logging in and using the computer as root all of the time.