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| Buffalo

| Chose Manual Update(I downloaded the most current update of course),
| Pressed Run and was told "VDF update file is corrupted. It will not be
| installed"

| I had downloaded several VDF updates in the past few days but only
| tried to Manually run the most current one today (Wednesday).. I fear
| the "corrupted" message to prevent even Manual Update is part of the
| "thing's" infectious behavior.

| Continued thanks and ongoing "ughs" Does this type of virus/trojan/
| malware have an official viral name???? Thanks again folks.

Hmmmm.....

Other "things" are being downloaded successfully with this PC ?

Can you download something, anything, with a known MD5 value and then re-check
its MD5
value once it has been downloaded ?

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When I choose Manual and then get a choice to where the zip file is, I get a
choice to OPEN and not a choice to RUN.
Now I'm confused even more.
Buffalo
PS: Remember, do not try to unzip that file.



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Wipe and reinstall and start over... Sorry.

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Have you considered installing Norton Internet Security 2010 - 30 day
trial version just as an aid in this matter? It may well uncover
something the other products have overlooked.

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Installing any AV on the OS that is compromised while it is compromised
is never a good idea. Did you actually not know that?

You need to scan your machine with a different OS or do a wipe and
reinstall.
So remove the HD connect it via USB on another machine that has current AV.
Or reboot with an AVAST bart disk or something or wipe and reinstall.

If none of this makes sense, pay a professional $150 an hour to get you
sorted out.

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In article <d8f789ef-be90-49ed-b515-9fdfae5a7568
@o28g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>, Temprock@hotmail.com says...
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Microsoft offers a free anti-virus and firewall, both of which appear to
be sufficient.

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That would be hilarious, if there were not so many fools who
thought the same.

Microsoft is excellent at marketing, and using illegal methods
to prevent their competitors from competing with them.

They have never been good at writing high quality software.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSAV for a bit of history
regarding M$ and anti-virus software.  Why would you even
think of trusting the company that provided the virus
susceptible software, to be capable of providing anti virus
software?

Microsoft is not capable of writing secure software.  They
never have been, and never will be.  They are the primary
reason the net has so many problems with spam, coming from
botnets using computers run by m$ users.  Microsoft is the
reason criminal organizations are able to steal millions of
credit card numbers, etc.

In my opinion, m$ should be held liable for the damage
they have caused.  That will never happen, but I wish it
would. Gates should be forced into bankruptcy, in order
to pay for trying to fix the mess he, and his company,
has caused.  While the press often credits m$ for getting
the average non-computer literate user to use computers,
they should also be blamed for making all financial and
personal info of those users, available to criminals.

In my opinion, Microsoft is a criminal organization.

If you want to have a reasonably secure computer system,
don't even think of running anything written by m$ on it.

Dave Hodgins

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Please ignore everything about this post...

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Please clarify.  Are you suggesting Bill is correct in saying
m$ should be trusted to provide and maintain good anti-virus
software, or are you agreeing with me that their history has
demonstrated, that they are not capable of doing so?

Also, Please trim articles you are replying to, to only the
parts you are replying to, and then add your responses to
after the parts you are replying to.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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dwhodgins@nomail.afraid.org says...
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I'll chime in here. I took a brief look at some independent comparative
tests, which would conclude that MS Security Essentials Anti-Virus would
be adequate for most people's needs. No AV product is completely
effective without some common sense being used. Personally, I choose to
use NOD32 because I have used it for years and don't mind paying for it.
As for a firewall, the one included with Windows 7 does just fine
according to tests performed at Shields Up on the grc.com website. It's
fully stealth, and that's good enough for me.

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If you're using a router, as many of us do, then Shields Up is testing
your router rather than your Windows firewall.


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| If you're using a router, as many of us do, then Shields Up is testing
| your router rather than your Windows firewall.


+1

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+1 here too. Hard to believe I agree with Lipman on this one!!  :)

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So um... Does this mean the windows firewall is inadequete?


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| So um... Does this mean the windows firewall is inadequete?


No this meaqns this is subject matter that you don't comprehend.

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On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:12:08 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

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:-)


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Really. Can you be sure??? I am actually surprised you replied this way.
Very
interesting.

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And that matters how? Or are you just pointing out a detail or nit because
he
referenced the windows firewall when the action may well be going through
the router? Please point out one example where the windows firewall being
enabled was a problem in that it allowed inappropriate access.
 


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| And that matters how? Or are you just pointing out a detail or nit because
| he
| referenced the windows firewall when the action may well be going through
| the router? Please point out one example where the windows firewall being
| enabled was a problem in that it allowed inappropriate access.


Right -- zooms right over your head.

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On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 22:54:37 -0600, "The Central Scrutinizer"

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With a NAT router in place, the connection attempts from grc.com will
hit (and be stopped by) the router. They won't get as far as the
firewall, so the firewall becomes irrelevant in that case.


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