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Pete Legend
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Hey Guys Smile
Im really an idiot when it comes to computers,I know absolutely nothing at all about then,bearing that in mind I have a question that sums up my lack of knowledge on such things.If Im buying on line and if my computer has a virus,infection or potential threats to files does this mean when I enter my credit card details (at a secure site legit site) other people not connected to the site I'm purchasing from may see my credit card details?I honestly don't have a clue about such things and help would be great!Thanks Smile

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Well Pete, I'm not very good with computers, but I wanted to become a hacker once apon a time so I learned a little something here and there.Hmm, to answer your question, it all depends on what type of virus/infection your computer has.

If your computer is infected with a keylogger, the person that sent you the virus will be able to see every single word and letter you type(the only way to receive a keylogger is from accepting something sent to you by msn or e-mail,I think).

Umm, I'm not sure, but I think that there isn't really any other potentially dangerous virus that could get your credit card details. I could be wrong, I'm no professional with computers.

Hope this helps.
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Pete Legend
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Hey Chris!

Thanks for your reply! Im sure I don't have any virus on the computer apart from three "at risk riles" at the moment which for some reason I cant delete.Am I right in saying that every virus including keylogger virus would show up while scanning your computer for virus's with norton anti-virus..Thanks again for your reply Chris!

All the best,
Pete
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On 2006-07-09 13:25, Grobbelaar wrote:
Hey Chris!

Thanks for your reply! Im sure I don't have any virus on the computer apart from three "at risk riles" at the moment which for some reason I cant delete.Am I right in saying that every virus including keylogger virus would show up while scanning your computer for virus's with norton anti-virus..Thanks again for your reply Chris!

All the best,
Pete


You are not correct. Norton anti virus is notorious for not finding virii that have been around. Norton is one of the worst Anti Virus programs you can get. Unfortunatley several hundred new virii are programmed and disbursed every single day. So it is hard to keep up on them. The main thing to remember is to actually read your pop up's when you are loading a site and it says it needs software. and becarefull opening any email attachments. I am a programmer and reformed hacker. I use 0 anti virus software. But I also know what I am doing.
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O anti virus software here too. Careful user better than trusting a program to cover your back. I do Ghost just incase anything goes whacko. So far haven't needed it for virus trouble. Saves having to reset everything the way you want it too.
Phil C
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Hi,

Virus software CAN protech from most viruses, provided you update regularly.
But NOT all viruses, as new ones pop up every second.
Pete Legend
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Thanks for all the help! Im pretty sure I'm safe but just wanted to get extra info.

Thanks again,
Pete
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The two most famous anti-virus software suites are also the worst. Norton protects you from last month's virus. McAfee not only doesn't protect well, it's a booger to remove. Neither of them updates frequently enough to be of much use at all.

Ironically, the first virus I ever got was on a free anti-virus software suite that was given to members of the Houston Area PC Users Group at a meeting. Symantec was the culprit. Why they would not check their own product for contamination is beyond me.

I've been using Pandasoft's Antivirus suite for a long time. It has done excellent work keeping my computer clean. The Grisoft product is good, as well. My wife uses that one. Both update on a daily basis. In fact Panda will update every time you log on to the internet.
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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is quite popular... http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
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