Please use Windowsupdate to get the most recent Security fixes for Windoze/IE/Outlook !
Use Auto/Liveupdate to update your Antivirusprogram/Firewall with the latest Patches/Upgrades/Virus Signature(Pattern) files !
->> Please do this frequently - at least once per week !!!
On infected systems it's possible Firewalls/Antivirusprograms are prevented from running or re-installing - some Viruses/Worms recognize and disable or bypass them !
Recently discovered Virus Threats + Virus Info:
Symantec - Bitdefender - Mcafee/Network Associates - Trendmicro - Panda
Antivirussoftware (Scanner + Removal tools + Signature/Pattern files) :
- Online Virusscanner :
Trendmicro - Panda
- Free Virusscaner (free for personal use only) :
Antivir Personal Edition - Bitdefender - Avast - AVG - Panda for Linux
- Virus Removal Tools :
Symantec - Bitdefender - Mcafee Stinger - Panda
Trendmicro Cleaner + Trendmicro Pattern files
- Rescue Disk Creator :
Trendmicro Rescue Disk Builder
- Virus Pattern files for manual download - often more recent than automatic update
Symantec - Trendmicro
- Spybot Search&Destroy ->> Spybot FAQ
- Usually the the best program against these types of Software
- Ad-Aware 6 ->> Ad-Aware FAQ
- Good but not as good as Spybot is
- prevents Spyware from installing
Delete SPAM-Mails directly from your mailserver - no need to download them
Alternative/Secure Internet-Browsers :
Opera - Mozilla
Mozilla Firefox - Mozilla Stand-Alone Browser
Mozilla Thunderbird - Mozilla Stand-Alone Mail
-> Malware programs like Dialer/Hijacker/etc do easily self-install with IE/Outlook due to their ActiveX/Active Scripting "Features" - with Mozilla/Opera these problems are reduced to near zero
Firewalls (free for private use) :
Kerio - Zonealarm - Outpost
ZoneAlarm Link Fixed - Toby B.