BT Virus dilema

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I have been installing a BT SpeedTouch router on a mates computer. The
ADSL logs in and works fine, untill i try to use any antivirus or fire
wall software. Without the anti-virus software or fire wall the adsl
line works as right, except that viruses start flooding in to windows
of coures. If I clean the viruses of the system and try to run a fire
wall or antivirus software the internet just doesn't work. I have tries
Zone alarm, panda platinum security suire and AVG. And I have never had
this problem in the past installing adsl modems on other peoples
computers using BT adsl. Is this a marketing ploy so that BT can sell
their own Virus and Fire wall solution for4.99 a month.
I also find it amazing that windows is practically an open system if
you haven't got any anti-virus software running. I had a virus download
itself and install in under 30 seconds after shuting down zone alarm.

If this is how BT are going to behave I thing I might get a proper NAT
enabled ADSL modem that doesn't hook into the back of the machine but
links to the computer via ethernet. Then put a decent version of linux
on the computer.


Re: BT Virus dilema

blackpikex@yahoo.co.uk says...
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Well, it's nothing to do with the actual ADSL, I can tell you that much.
I thought almost everybody was on DSLMax now anyway?
Try a non-BT router.=20
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News: use seven bits;
or accept you cannot know=20
how it looks elsewhere.

Re: BT Virus dilema


I have been installing a BT SpeedTouch router on a mates computer. The
ADSL logs in and works fine, untill i try to use any antivirus or fire
wall software. Without the anti-virus software or fire wall the adsl
line works as right, except that viruses start flooding in to windows
of coures. If I clean the viruses of the system and try to run a fire
wall or antivirus software the internet just doesn't work. I have
tries
Zone alarm, panda platinum security suire and AVG. And I have never
had
this problem in the past installing adsl modems on other peoples
computers using BT adsl. Is this a marketing ploy so that BT can sell
their own Virus and Fire wall solution for 4.99 a month.
I also find it amazing that windows is practically an open system if
you haven't got any anti-virus software running. I had a virus
download
itself and install in under 30 seconds after shuting down zone alarm.

If this is how BT are going to behave I thing I might get a proper NAT
enabled ADSL modem that doesn't hook into the back of the machine but
links to the computer via ethernet. Then put a decent version of linux
on the computer.


blackpikex

You can't blame BT for this.
An unprotected, unpatched machine may have minutes to survive
before it's compromised.
What is the BT router model ?
Is it NAT'd ?
Was Windows up to date ?
Once infected, it can be difficult to guarantee to clean up - it might
be
better to start again.
The infection may have corrupted the TCP/IP stack. There are utilities
to fix this.

Eric

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Re: BT Virus dilema


I have been installing a BT SpeedTouch router on a mates computer. The
ADSL logs in and works fine, untill i try to use any antivirus or fire
wall software. Without the anti-virus software or fire wall the adsl
line works as right, except that viruses start flooding in to windows
of coures. If I clean the viruses of the system and try to run a fire
wall or antivirus software the internet just doesn't work. I have tries
Zone alarm, panda platinum security suire and AVG. And I have never had
this problem in the past installing adsl modems on other peoples
computers using BT adsl. Is this a marketing ploy so that BT can sell
their own Virus and Fire wall solution for 4.99 a month.
I also find it amazing that windows is practically an open system if
you haven't got any anti-virus software running. I had a virus download
itself and install in under 30 seconds after shuting down zone alarm.

If this is how BT are going to behave I thing I might get a proper NAT
enabled ADSL modem that doesn't hook into the back of the machine but
links to the computer via ethernet. Then put a decent version of linux
on the computer.
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The SpeedTouch modem is NOT a router - it's a USB-connected ADSL modem.


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