Tag: trojan

Antivirus Software is a Potential Preventative Measure, Not a Cure

This might polarise the audience a bit but I just wanted to expand on my thoughts in this earlier article. In that article, I noted the only 100% effective solution to cure an infected computer is to format and reinstall or restore from a known good backup. Today, I tried and tried unsuccessfully to eradicate a trojan from …

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Voluntary “Zombie” Code of Practice – Will it Work?

In an article covered by ZDNet today, the Federal Government is temaing up with the Internet Industry Association to curb the number of trojan or worm-infected computers (otherwise known as “zombies”) on the Internet. What’s more, the code originally drafted last year in September will be voluntary for each and every ISP to implement. A …

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