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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Connecting XP Machine Without a Firewall and Antivirus

    Take a look how long it takes for it to get infected. And then see the results. Everything from downloading spyware, to browser hijacks...

    The first infection takes less than 10 seconds....

    http://www.bbcworld.com/content/clic...65&co_pageid=3

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    The Beast Master TZ Veteran PIPER's Avatar
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    Talk about running naked.....damn!!!!

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    I thought it would be less than that It used to be 6 seconds at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhat
    I thought it would be less than that It used to be 6 seconds at one point.
    I thought the same, guess the net got 4 sec. safer

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    Keep harping on this subject. It is my pet peeve. I posted a thread several months ago dealing with this issue. It talked about test that are run by a security every year using many unprotected machines. The average infection time was 11 or 12 minutes with some computers infected in seconds.

    I am sure that people think I am a raving manic when I preach jail time for the creeps that participate in malicious activities. I want them to go to jail for a long periods of time. I want to see thousands go to jail. There needs to be some fear of enforcement.
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    efc,
    I am totally with you on the jail time. If the US gov spent as much time on spyware, adware, and virii, as the RIAA does on kids who download music, I think you'd see a large number of people in prison.

    The sasser worm was the first to smack that computer, and then shortly after it got infected. And it got so bad that it eventually slowed the computer to a crawl.

    Many users complain about poor PC performance, and I think to a large degree, that spyware, adware, worms and trojans can be attributed to the majority of slow PC issues.

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