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Re: Windows 2000 virus

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 22:29:16 GMT, "Phil Weldon"

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I can't answer that unless you describe what you mean.

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Again, I don't know what you mean by that.

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I wouldn't call it an authority.


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The discussion was about a router period when I stepped in,  and it had
nothing to do about wireless, which was brought up by someone else I might
add.  Put a router there period for protection from the Internet against
unsolicited scans and attacks is the point.

I don't care if the router is wired, wireless or it's using dirt.



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No, but like I said, it's included in many/most of the more popular
NAT routers, usually at the same or lower cost than routers without
that capability. Like it or not, a lot of people end up with it.

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Right, which is why I said to disable the wireless capability if it's
included in the unit that was purchased, (and if it's not needed by
the end user), especially since it will almost certainly be enabled by
default and its security will be DISabled by default.

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My choice is a WRT54GL running dd-wrt firmware. If I had a wired
router and needed wireless capability, I'd be more likely to replace
the router rather than adding a standalone AP.


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Who cares about what I like or don't like?

I was only talking about my needs, and a wireless solution will never be in
the trusted zone of any solution I am dealing with.

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I don't have a wireless solution. I use to have one, a wire/wireless AP
router. And I might get wireless again someday, but it will be a standalone
solution not setting in the trusted zone of my network.

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I would just keep the wireless solution out there in the untrusted zone, but
on the other hand, I don't have a need for wireless.

I will stick with the non wireless Watchguard FW appliance to protect my
interest. If I ever need wireless, then it's going to be standalone with a
connection from the untrusted zone to the WG.


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There are other solutions that will work with Win 2K without needing SP(s)
installed first.

You got Zone Alarm, Comando, Kerio, etc, etc that can be downloaded, which I
suggest you do it on another machine that has protection, cut a DVD or CD
and install them on the targeted machine, before you connect to the machine
to the Internet.

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Yeah, that's going to happen if the machine is not protected and you connect
to the Internet trying to download things,  and it's taking a long time to
do it. The machine is wide open to attack.

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The machine is infected.

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You simply need a personal firewall that's going to give the machine the
protection while connected to the Internet. You should also flatten the HD
(format it again) before processing with the install of anything on the
machine, including the O/S.

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No!

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Yeah, software running on Vista in most cases has to be Vista compatible,
which there are lists that show the programs that are compatible. Also there
is the compatibly mode setting on Vista that allows a program to run in Win
XP, Win 2k, Win 98 modes on Vista.

I have Vista running on an Intel dual CPU HP dv9000 Entertainment laptop and
it's running like a champ -- lickity split on the speed.

If you were having slowness with Vista, then you could have posted to
Microsoft.Public.Windows.Vista General or Setup NG(s) and got some help.

I am watching TV, DVD(s) with SQL Server, IIS and a whole host of other
software running in the background, and again, Vista is running like a chanp
on the speed.

I have had no problems with Vista, except for one time, when I installed an
Active X control that was not Vista compatible and Explore started crashing.
I did a restore back to a previous version and went on about my business
knowing that I had to be careful as to what I was installing on Vista.

There is also free Vista compatible software that can be used, like
CurrPort, which replaced Active Ports that was not Vista compatible.

http://www.bestvistadownloads.com /


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