How to get rid of new Sobig.F virus?

Written by Nowshade Kabir

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1. If you do not have latest version of anti-viruses installed, go torepparttar Symantec?s following page:,

2. Down loadrepparttar 132023 Sobig.F removal tool for completely free of charge. 3. Install and run it by strictly followingrepparttar 132024 steps described onrepparttar 132025 page.

Suggestion Two: Downloadrepparttar 132026 latest security patches for your version of Windows and install them.

Suggestion Three: If you are using Microsoft Outlook, followrepparttar 132027 steps below to stop them appearing in your inbox: - Open Outlook - Click on ?Tools? from main menu - Choose Rules Wizard fromrepparttar 132028 drop down menu - Onrepparttar 132029 page ?Apply changes to this folder?: Click on ?New? - Select ?Start creating a rule from Templates? - Choose ?Move messages based on content? - Click on ? specific words? link fromrepparttar 132030 box atrepparttar 132031 bottom - A small window will appear, add each and every phrase scrupulously fromrepparttar 132032 list below: Re: Thank you! Thank you! Your details Re: Details Re: Re: My details Re: Approved Re: Your application Re: Wicked screensaver Re: That movie And your_document.pif document_all.pif thank_you.pif your_details.pif details.pif document_9446.pif application.pif wicked_scr.scr movie0045.pif - Once finished click on ?OK? to closerepparttar 132033 window. - Click onrepparttar 132034 link ?specified? atrepparttar 132035 same box - Open a new folder by clicking onrepparttar 132036 ?New? button underrepparttar 132037 name ?Virus Spam? - Click on ?OK? - Click on ?Finish? - From now on all emails withrepparttar 132038 above mentioned phrases and attachments will be moved torepparttar 132039 ?Virus Spam? folder. - All you have to do is deleterepparttar 132040 emails, which will appear there. A few more cautions: Don?t open any executable attachment in an email, unless you are hundred percent sure that this is a legitimate file that you have been expecting. Install an anti-virus program and update it on time, atrepparttar 132041 end, this might berepparttar 132042 best possible solution to protect ourselves from these ugly online creatures!

Nowshade Kabir is the founder, primary developer and present CEO of ( He has Ph. D. degree in Information Technology. Dr. Kabir has over 12 years of experience in International Trade and has worked as an advisor to several government projects.

Information Security for SMEs

Written by Thom Leggett

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Almost worse than losing all your data (because we know you keep a regular backup), is having your system infected with a worm program. In some cases this can leave your computer unknowingly sending an attackrepparttar way of all your contacts. Alternatively, your computer could be underrepparttar 132021 complete control of a third-party, who is using your processor, memory and hard-disk for their own purposes.

What can I do to stop it? Just as it is notrepparttar 132022 councils responsibility to stop burglars coming down your street, inrepparttar 132023 UK there is very little responsibility on ISPs to prevent attacks. If your systems are not locked (with firewall software), alarmed (with an intrusion detection system) and insured (by taking a daily backup) you have no-one to blame but yourself.

There are three pieces of software that every business needs to at least consider. I cannot over-emphasiserepparttar 132024 need for an up-to-date virus scanning program. Most reputable products will scan for and remove some Internet worms and some Trojan horses; however they will not detect other types of attack. For those attacks a good firewall package is essential. Installing one of these programs is akin to fitting locks to your doors and windows. Finally an intrusion detection system (IDS) is similar to an alarm system, warning you of a potential attack.

In my opinion all businesses should have a solid anti-virus policy as well as a good firewall. Whichever solution you choose atrepparttar 132025 end ofrepparttar 132026 day, you must fully understand its capabilities or it will be as effective as not having anything at all.

Keep an eye on patches Most electronic attacks exploit a mistake inrepparttar 132027 program code ofrepparttar 132028 software you use. Responsible software vendors will issue a 'patch' that resolves each issue as soon as it is brought to their attention. You will find that many software companies have e-mail lists that you can subscribe to in order to be notified of new problems and patches.

This patching mechanism makes uprepparttar 132029 software industry's response torepparttar 132030 hacker community. If you are applying your patches diligently,repparttar 132031 security of your computer systems depend on how far ahead either side is. It is therefore good practice to have a complete security audit of your systems by an external consultant twice a year or more often if you rely heavily on your data.

It won't happen to me Your business network is constantly being probed by hackers onrepparttar 132032 Internet looking for ways into your data. Most attacks occur withoutrepparttar 132033 user even knowing that a system is compromised. Our systems at FWOSS get probed three or four times a week, so our firewall is invaluable in ensuring they get no further.

What can I do inrepparttar 132034 case of an attack? Of course your regular backup provides your ultimate safety-net, but asrepparttar 132035 effects of different electronic attacks are so varied there are no hard and fast rules to recovery.

It is very much a case of prevention being better than cure; therefore you should think about installing an anti-virus program, firewall and intrusion detection system. You should keep a daily backup; check if your systems need patching weekly; and have a security audit bi-annually or more frequently.

Thom is the operations director for Fire Without Smoke Software (FWOSS) ltd.

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