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**Please recognize that
the CedarNet support group volunteers are neither trained nor
paid to help with virus removal. We are only attempting to help
identify where it is propagating from so that you may help eradicate
Anti-virus Information and Links
If you have antiviral software, it is critical that you make
sure it is updated, and that it is scanning
regularly on your computer. Many such programs have options
to scan real-time, or simply on demand. Be sure to scan regularly
if yours is not set to do so automatically. Also make sure you
allow it to download the latest virus definitions regularly.
If you don't have this software, you should consider its purchase.
It is a sad state of affairs that this type of software is even
necessary, but unfortunately it is.
There are many companies that develop antiviral software,
FYI: if you click on the graphic below and purchase AVG from GRISoft,
- AVG Anti-Virus - An anti-virus
utility which is both effective and inexpensive. It even has
a free version. We use the professional version on CedarNet's
- Norton AntiVirus
- From Symantec, this is one of the biggest names in anti-virus
and firewall software; it is readily available in stores as
well as online.
- McAfee Security
- Another big name in virus protection. They also offer firewalls
and SPAM filtering products.
- Made by Trend Micro
a portion of your purchase will go to help support CedarNet!
Good sources of information about viruses:
Free, online scan utilities will help detemine if your
machine is currently infected:
- McAfee's web site has a free scan utility to check your computer
for viruses. It won't remove what it finds, but it may be able
to confirm if you have it.
- Housecall -
Trend Micro also offers a free online scan
If you are unsure of what a computer virus is, or how you might
get one, check out CedarNet's
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