Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood South Australia
Well not to worry people, I did not lose any files, but I lost time that I could have spent working on my business. Now have new hard drive and the old one is a slave. I am just reformating it now. I ended up getting the Panda Antivirus platinum 7.0. It contains a professional firewall and has a virus checker. It found five viruses on the old hard drive and one on the new hard drive. Cleaned them all up and now everything is sweet. I will look into getting a hardware firewall, as this seems to be a good option.
Last night I went to a trusted site and tested my ports for attack. The Panda went off its brain and sealed every point within a second. No traffic in and none out. Once the attack stopped it montiored all ingoing and outgoing. Now it is set correctly I should feel safer.
Incidently I am in the habit of doing backups and I have a CDR to do the backups on. I believe in protecting my info even if it does contain a virus.
Anyway my main gripe is with those out there, who infect the innocent. If they want to annoy people like Bill Gates, why don't they directly attack them instead of acting like cowards and sending a worm to destroy other peoples files.
Or could it be that the Virus scanning Companies are just doing a bit of creative employment, by making the viruses sending them out and then forcing people to purchase their scanners???? Might be a conspiracy theory, but its one that is plausible.
Eheim Pimp Club member #3: Scribe to the Eheim Pimp Club
90 gallon, CO2 dupla injection, Dupla substrate heating, Dupla Laterite with iron stone substrate, Aquastarlight future 3 x 150 metal Halides, Eheim 2026 pro2's and heavily planted with Discus