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13 Jun 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Your computer is safe, not 100%, but it is safe.
I just thought of something. I know you said it is not 100% safe, but why would that be? If you are running under a user account rather then an administrator account, there is no chance of a system change taking place, isn't that correct?

I know I use a Linux distribution on another terminal of mine and in those forums, uses rave of 100% security is you only use a user account.
the short answer is that NOTHING is impossible. Yes you are safer... but one thing I have learn't is never say never. new exploits are coming out all the time. People have an unending thirst for working around security problems.

Linux isn't 100% safe either despite what the fanboys would have you believe: Unreal IRCd Forums states our mirrors has a backdoor (trojan) in it.

I'm not trying to scare you by the way... Viruses are nowhere near as prevalant as certain Malware companies would have you believe. but it is still a real threat


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13 Jun 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Your computer is safe, not 100%, but it is safe.
I just thought of something. I know you said it is not 100% safe, but why would that be? If you are running under a user account rather then an administrator account, there is no chance of a system change taking place, isn't that correct?

I know I use a Linux distribution on another terminal of mine and in those forums, uses rave of 100% security is you only use a user account.
100% means always, always, always. How about this scenario. One of those cyber nuts, create a new virus place it in your favorite website. You go there, Bingo, you have the virus. But why were you not warned. Well, because its new and your antiviurs did not update the virus definitions, it was missed and that is just one.

I use a user account and not an adm account for the very reason that you gave. But it is a disupted area, not all agree with us. So disagreement, again not 100% safe.

How about this scenario. The virus is disguised as something that is accepted by the AntiViurs.
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13 Jun 2010   #13
sandymay

 
 

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How about this scenario. The virus is disguised as something that is accepted by the AntiViurs.
I'm not an expert in virus, but lets say that the antivirus accepts the virus and it gets copied onto your computer and I agree this happens with new virus releases.

However, is it not correct that for a virus to cause damage, it must be installed in which case, if you are running under a user account, this is not a possibility?
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13 Jun 2010   #14
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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As I said, I agree with that. I make a lot of posts and read a lot of them. Many disagree. May I suggest, go to our security Forum, post that very question. The members that participate in that forum have expertise in that area. Wish you luck
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13 Jun 2010   #15
sandymay

 
 

Thank you richc46, will do.
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13 Jun 2010   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You are very welcome Sandymay. I truly wish that you have no virus or malware problems. You are very wise to take precautions.
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