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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] Now I have a virus. Argh!!!!!



On Mon 19 Jul 04, 12:02 AM, Michael J Wenk <wenk@praxis.homedns.org> said:
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 03:40:57PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > as for reinstalling, thanks but no thanks.  ;)
> 
> I would strongly urge a reinstall in this case.  In any case where a 
> system was compromised or even suspected to be compromised, and you 
> cannot(by use of digital signatures or other similar means) verify
> the integrity of the system, then you should reinstall, repatch, and
> reload the data from backup.  For your home system, all that you have
> to worry about is someone stealing some personal data, and possible 
> oddness of the system.  But I would still urge a reinstall, and that
> goes for any OS, whether it be windows or unix based.  

mike, your "strong urge" is noted.   ;)

pete

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