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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.
    http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/dont-be-a-victim-of-sinowal-the-super-trojan/


    Fortunately, Windows Security Essentials found it for me.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials

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

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