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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by robbydog, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. robbydog

    robbydog Bit Poster

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    my friend is still on dialup with aol and has an unusual problem which is sporadic
    when online a box pops up and says (you failed to answer an incoming call) and then disconnects him and then reboots his computer he has norton antivirus which is up to date and windows xp home could this be a virus as a scan by norton picks nothing up
     
  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    Download Prevx1 - http://free.prevx.com/

    Install, update and then scan your computer.

    This program kicks arse at finding viruses/spyware/mailware etc!

    I believe this program compares files and such to an online database to see what the files are. If it doesn't recognize them it flags it up... if its known spyware then it warns you. Pretty much what 'Hijack this' does but this is an automatic process. :)
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Does he have "call waiting" applied to his line? Some modems are set to interrupt when this happens. It shouldn't reboot the computer though!

    Harry.
     
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  4. robbydog

    robbydog Bit Poster

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    i did ask him about call waiting but he says he has not got it.
    i will try the programme and get back to you thanxs a lot guys
     
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Wow, dial-up. Haven't seen that in a long time, in recent times I've only seen them in museums :)

    -Ken
     
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