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My run-in with a worm

Discussion in 'Personal' started by giraffe, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    or maybe it was a Trojan; anyhow, it was nasty.

    Sinowal (aka Torpig) had gotten iteself onto my daughter's netbook and I've ended up doing a factory restore to get rid of it. [​IMG]
    It's a scary little bogey, especially since it wasn't detected by the usual antivirus programme. It allows hackers free rein over your computer and is really difficult to detect and remove.

    Fortunately, Windows Security Essentials found it for me.

    I'm going to replace the antivirus software on my other computers with this little gem.

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