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    Senior Member tonyf12's Avatar
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    My computer has been for the at least the last 3 weeks been visiting large amounts of porn sites through internet explorer, because of a virus/spybot despite having AVG 7.5 and Spybot S&D kept completely up to date, they didn't find them until I ran a full manual scan, as I don't use IE I didn't notice this but as you can imagine it gave my mother a fright when she checked the IE history.

    Any free/low-cost solutions to stop this happening again. (low cost being a maximum of 70.)

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    Dare I recommend:
    1. A reformat
    2. Using XP/Vista/whatever you have's Default Programs control panel, disabling IE
    3. Installing Firefox or Opera

    I'm not trying to sound preachy but it is quite a secure solution...and it's one more person using a browser that tries to follow web standards.
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    Senior Member tonyf12's Avatar
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    I use FF but my family uses IE.

    Reformat etc. has been done.

    I mean a better firewall then AVG (just got another virus last week that disabled the task manager).

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    Maybe you should look at WHO is going to sites, or opening emails, etc. that is letting the virii in. Also, do you have a hardware router?
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    Senior Member tonyf12's Avatar
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    I have a hardware router.

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    Keep in mind that most viruses and such don't get in through things that firewalls will block. They get in because a user clicks on a link and goes to a site that then automatically installs things that are not beneficial to your computer. So a better firewall may not, and, in fact, probably will not, help in this regard.

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    Use kaspersky and you will not have such unpleasant moments.


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