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Windows 7: Miserable broadband router or web attack?

16 Jun 2013   #11
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robilong
PS. all PC's have Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security.
That is a very bad choice imho. Norton is very well-known for causing network issues (and being to trigger-happy), and it was the cause for at least 3 full network lockdowns (3 different networks of 3 different customers). I suggest to install a good free antivirus, like Avira and get rid of Norton.

And yes, windows Enterprise is a rare sight for a private owner (or someone that does not have an IT department at his disposal anyway). It's normal to suspect that you have pirated it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
once you start using Bit torrent -- all bets are off --who knows what's being downloaded / has already been downloaded . Your machine could be infected with any possible sort of malware - who knows.
Bit torrent is one of the safest download client I've ever seen, there is no way someone could inject stuff that wasn't already there in your download. It's downloading pirated stuff that is unsafe, regardless of how you pull it off.


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16 Jun 2013   #12
robilong

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robilong
PS. all PC's have Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security.
That is a very bad choice imho. Norton is very well-known for causing network issues (and being to trigger-happy), and it was the cause for at least 3 full network lockdowns (3 different networks of 3 different customers). I suggest to install a good free antivirus, like Avira and get rid of Norton.
Thanks for suggesting. I have a lot of customers running NAV or NIS for last 5 years and there never hasn't been any Norton only specific antivirus problems.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robilong
And yes, windows Enterprise is a rare sight for a private owner (or someone that does not have an IT department at his disposal anyway). It's normal to suspect that you have pirated it.
It's simple, I work for organisation, where this Windows version is ruling. All other versions I see rarely and therefore consider suspicious.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
once you start using Bit torrent -- all bets are off --who knows what's being downloaded / has already been downloaded . Your machine could be infected with any possible sort of malware - who knows.
Bit torrent is one of the safest download client I've ever seen, there is no way someone could inject stuff that wasn't already there in your download. It's downloading pirated stuff that is unsafe, regardless of how you pull it off.
Actually I don't know why bit torrent was involved into this thread at all. But I haven't heard about torrent client vulnerabilities. But perhaps these exist.
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16 Jun 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Worth a good read.

Malware increasingly uses peer-to-peer communications, researchers say

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Sometimes web browsing hangs while bit torrent and browser download continues with normal speed.
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