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Offline Totro

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What we are up against with "nasties" ...
« on: July 01, 2005, 08:25:51 AM »
"There is a 50 percent chance your unprotected Windows PC will be compromised within 12 minutes of going online, says security vendor Sophos."

Full story:- http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/0,2000061744,39200021,00.htm
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Re: What we are up against with "nasties" ...
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 09:03:29 AM »
"There is a 50 percent chance your unprotected Windows PC will be compromised within 12 minutes of going online, says security vendor Sophos."


I can confirm that. When I built my present system , the first thing I did when I had established the internet connection was to download AVG and install. When running AVG after installation, it found two viruses.I estimate the time I was unprotected to 20 mins. And I didnĀ“t go anywhere else than to "Grisoft". I was also behind a Linksys router !!
It could not have been anything left over from an old installation, when the hdd:s, memorys ,etc was new, out of the box.

I once had a victim on a forum who had reinstalled Windows XP, but before she had a chance to install the AV, her boyfriend occupied the PC and started to surf. That computer got so severely infected in 2 hours that she had to redo it all over again.  :tease:

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