Hacked: MSSE maimed,
by robb7thurston - 3/17/12 6:02 PM
Operating System: WinXP SP3, Dell Dimension 3000,
Also, MSSE Antivirus. I have Spyware Doctor, MBAM,SAS (each turned off) retained for second opinion scans. I was using XP SP2 (one-way) firewall.
I woke up Wednesday morning with five trojans on my hard disk in a system I scan every day and presume it is clean. SAS cleaned the trojans.
My MSSE still functioned, but definitions were ruined, they did not function. I uninstalled MSSE and reinstalled, and the definitions came back and were on the proper date. I installed AVast free antivirus and OnlineArmor free firewall with hips etc. MSSE is remaining active on my OS.
QUESTIONS: (1) Are MSSE, Avast and OA adequate to basically impede viruses (yes, I know, you can't win but you can impede). (2) Do MSSE, Avast and OA play nice together? (3) There is a process-slips off my tongue for a moment-you can tell an anti-virus not to scan an application, file, etc. Should I tell MSSE, Avast and OA to ignore (not scan) each other ? (4) Should I eliminate something or add something?. Remember I have Spyware Doctor, MBAM,SAS reserved and can turn them on at will for a second opinion.
Finally I have a streaming radio program over the Internet, which helps my nerves. I play it constantly. Can that cause viruses? The music isn't very risque,it comes from a very low profile therapy site. Do I need to shield a perpetual streaming Internet Radio--and how is that done?