[OT] Laptop virus protection ?

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Wed Jan 8 17:03:17 GMT 2003

We have virus protection on all machines which is updated automatically when connected to the network (Sophos).  Simply scanning mail for viruses isn't enough to prevent them entering via other means... (web / floppy disks / CDR's etc.)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Declan Grady [mailto:Declan.Grady at NUVOTEM.COM]
> Sent: 08 January 2003 16:59
> Subject: [OT] Laptop virus protection ?
> Hi,
> Sorry for the Off Topic, but I cant think of a better place 
> to ask this...
> Being a happy mailscanner user, I was surprised to find the 
> W32.Opaserv.Worm
> doing the rounds of the win98 lan machines until I tracked it 
> down to one of
> the few laptops in use here.
> I can only assume this laptop was used to dial an isp, and 
> was infected while
> online, then when it physically got 0connected to the lan,
> it had bypassed all the security measures.
> If this is the case, which is my only explanation, what do 
> you folks use to
> avoid this situation happening ?
> Is its as simple as individual anti-virus on each of the 5 
> laptops, and
> assume the user will keep it up to date ?
> Thanks,
> Declan

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