Buy a firewall to protect your computer and buy a new virus software solution

Question

I just found out that I had the Acebot Virus. I would like to know, to the best of your knowledge how concerned I should be about the information that is on my computer. There are many documents, including all my account numbers and mortgage information, Quicken, and Income Tax Forms. I am so worried that the information is now out there for anyone to steal. I did not even realize that my Virus Scan software had been disabled. How do you think I should handle this?

Thanks

Toni

Answer

This question was answered on September 19, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

I would defininetly buy a over the counter firewall solution and install it in my computer.Firewalls are designed to keep people out of your computer Also a company by the name of Trend Micro makes a great

anti virus software solution Unlike many virus protection software out there, this software actually scans the attachment you obtain form the internet and scans it for viruses before the attachment hits your computer.

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on September 19, 2002