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Windows 7: I just don't get it?


23 Feb 2010   #1

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I just don't get it?

I just don't get it! I thought by using a VPN that I would not get viri! How is it I keep getting the Helkern virus knocking at my door whilst using my VPN.

Kas AV.

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23 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
I just don't get it! I thought by using a VPN that I would not get viri! How is it I keep getting the Helkern virus knocking at my door whilst using my VPN.

Kas AV.
Are you sure you are getting it from VPN, and not something load onto your machine?
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23 Feb 2010   #3

Stools
 
 

Absolutely possitive (I think!). I have had this bleeder pop up even after re-install. It's quite bothersome Zz.
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
I just don't get it! I thought by using a VPN that I would not get viri!
Who told you that VPN would prevent a virus attack? VPN is not a barrier against infection. VPN was never meant to prevent malware from infecting a computer.

In simplest terms, VPN is a method of encrypting your connection between points A (You) and B (The VPN server you connect to). All your traffic to the net goes out through B instead of whereever you are at A. It's mostly meant to allow secure connectivity between A and B. This means that when you connect to an insecure network C, by bouncing A ---> C ---> B that whoever is between A and B at C can't 'sniff' or intercept your connection.

If you connect to point D outside of the network, then you'll just bring in whatever D is serving back through B. Including malware.

VPN is meant to prevent eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks between A and B. That's all. If you point your browser toward an infected website and you're using VPN, you're still going to get infected.
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23 Feb 2010   #5

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carbonyl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
I just don't get it! I thought by using a VPN that I would not get viri!
Who told you that VPN would prevent a virus attack? VPN is not a barrier against infection. VPN was never meant to prevent malware from infecting a computer.

In simplest terms, VPN is a method of encrypting your connection between points A (You) and B (The VPN server you connect to). All your traffic to the net goes out through B instead of whereever you are at A. It's mostly meant to allow secure connectivity between A and B. This means that when you connect to an insecure network C, by bouncing A ---> C ---> B that whoever is between A and B at C can't 'sniff' or intercept your connection.

If you connect to point D outside of the network, then you'll just bring in whatever D is serving back through B. Including malware.

VPN is meant to prevent eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks between A and B. That's all. If you point your browser toward an infected website and you're using VPN, you're still going to get infected.

OK understood!
Mmmmmppphhhhh!
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24 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Have you had a look at Sandboxie ?
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24 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you're running Microsoft SQL Server 2000, the worm was designed to infect it.
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24 Feb 2010   #8

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Have you had a look at Sandboxie ?

Just checking what it is now!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
If you're running Microsoft SQL Server 2000, the worm was designed to infect it.

Ah! I see. But, it's a bleeding nuisance as it keeps popping up!
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24 Feb 2010   #9

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Have you had a look at Sandboxie ?

Have set it up and waiting for interferance from Kaspersky...
Thanks Joan the crossstitcher!
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24 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Have you had a look at Sandboxie ?

Have set it up and waiting for interferance from Kaspersky...
Thanks Joan the crossstitcher!
You're welcome and I thought you said you couldn't spell crossstitcher
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