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Jewelzz

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#1
:eek:

I have it. My ISP just called me to let me know they disabled my account until my PC is clean :cry:

Get excuse to leave work early ... I have to format my PC :p

Weeeeee, back to work now
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#8
Thanks for the links but it's just easier to format. Gotta get it done so my ISP will activate me again.

45 mins to go then I'm on my way home to take care of it :)

What pisses me off is, AVG didn't catch it :mad: Time to look for another AV :rolleyes:
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#10
Yup, it's becoming more common for ISP's to simply disable accounts when viruses or worms are apparent.

Seems odd that they disable your account entirely though (I understand the obvious safety issues) surely it would make more sense to filter infected ports and/or data yet still allow the loading of basic web-content to allow download of a fix/patch/update/tool to rid yourself of the virus.
 
#12
We have a similar policy in university housing.

1) You had to register online at the beginning of the year - no internet access until the system verifies that you have an up-to-date antivirus app installed.
2) If a virus/worm is detected on your machine at any time, you immediately get moved over to a separate subnet so that the infection doesn't spread across the entire network. The only site you can then access is the university's computing center where you can download AV software and/or updated definitions. You get back on the network only after your machine is completely cleaned out.

Kick-ass policy. Worked exceptionally well during all those worm breakouts last year. :)

P.S. Jewelzz, I suggest going with NOD32 or Kaspersky if you're looking for a new AV.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#13
Wow, that is a great policy, NetRyder. I worked for the student network at my university two years ago and while we had a nice system, it wasn't that secure and automated. All I know is that the Blaster worm kicked our butts for the first few weeks. :s

Jewelzz, do you have a disk image or something that makes formatting easier?
 

Steevo

Spammer representing.
Political User
#14
Jewelzz said:
Thanks for the links but it's just easier to format. Gotta get it done so my ISP will activate me again.

45 mins to go then I'm on my way home to take care of it :)

What pisses me off is, AVG didn't catch it :mad: Time to look for another AV :rolleyes:
I got 45 copies in my PERSONAL e-mail account. Not my junk one.


I DL'ed it and it infected my PC here at work, (AVG) then I updated the def's and it cleaned it out. Then I DL'ed it on the server (My folder, mine ONLY) and NAV didn't catch it till I updated it.
 
#15
muzikool said:
Wow, that is a great policy, NetRyder. I worked for the student network at my university two years ago and while we had a nice system, it wasn't that secure and automated. All I know is that the Blaster worm kicked our butts for the first few weeks. :s
Yeah, it was really well done. :)
I live off-campus now, but I've heard that they have started forcing people to install a network-managed version of Sophos before getting on the network now. I have mixed feelings towards that...I would personally prefer to have my own AV of choice installed. But then again, I see why they would do something like that - they can verify that you do have something installed at the beginning of the year. What they can't do is make sure everyone is keeping their definitions up to date all the time. With this new system, updates are sent out over the network to every machine that has Sophos installed, so everyone is always up-to-date.

Jewelzz, do you have a disk image or something that makes formatting easier?
Yeah, that's always a great time-saver. :)
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#17
Weeeeeeee, I'm clean :p

Stopped by Fry's on the way home looking for an AV and firewall ... slim pickins there :( Besides NAV and McAfee about the only thing they had was PC-cillin soooo, that's what I got. Damn!!! I acutally paid for an AV :p

I didn't have an image mainly because I don't have software to make an image. Would be quite handy now as my PC is clean with no crap on it

Thanks for the suggestions and replies guys

Oh and SPeedY_B ... I guess it's their policy to disable an account the sending spam. I knew it was happening the other day and did nothing so it's my fault. Didn't do any harm so no biggie. It's nice to know my ISP is actually watching these things and watching out for all their customers :)
 

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