SV: [OT] Laptop virus protection ?

Sean Embry sean at NISD.NET
Thu Jan 9 14:40:06 GMT 2003

We've found that we still get e-mail borne viruses. 

The cause? People using POP accounts at work from unprotected servers.
Why doesn't the desktop AV stop it? Because the users turn them off.

At least we aren't getting nearly so many now.

Thanks Julian!

>>> andersan at LTKALMAR.SE 01/09/03 06:45AM >>>
> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> Från: Declan Grady [mailto:Declan.Grady at NUVOTEM.COM] 
> Skickat: den 8 januari 2003 17:59
> Ämne: [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 ?
Never trust a single protection... users are to clever or stupid 
and catch get viruses from all places ie webb, floppy, cd's. 
I think especially with laptops you should aim to have a good 
client based AV-prog as well. Norton, NAI or something you like 
and consider safe.


> Thanks,
> Declan

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