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    I am a little worried that I may get a virus from school. The Antivirus is extremely out of date and there are people always trying to use proxy sites to get past the blocks and they play on game sites all the time. I feel that I could get my computer at home infected. I have used Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine on my Flashdrive and scan at home but I just wonder is that all I can do? All I can think of is to scan my flash drive whenever I can. Is that good enough?

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    Hello Bithpq,

    Did you reformat?
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=48091&page=4

    2) Very easily via :- usb drives,
    It's nearly two weeks since I told you that a reformat was needed.
    By now I suspect that almost all your system files are infected.
    Every file that you move will be prone to infection.

    Virut is vicious, it really isn't worth taking the risk of transferring any files that may be infected.
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    oh I still have another computer that I use. I have quite a few computers.

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    Hi,
    Quote Originally Posted by Bithpq View Post
    oh I still have another computer that I use. I have quite a few computers.
    That doesn't answer my question.
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    Sorry
    I was going to but I can't find my XP disk (upgrading 2K to XP). I know I have it, I saw it a week ago

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    Hi there,

    Did you previously transfer anything on that infected computer to a USB which you then used at the school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Did you previously transfer anything on that infected computer to a USB which you then used at the school?
    NO I didn't. The flash drive that I use never goes into the infected computer(s) before a scan.

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    Hi Bithpq,
    Quote Originally Posted by Bithpq View Post
    I feel that I could get my computer at home infected. I have used Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine on my Flashdrive and scan at home but I just wonder is that all I can do? All I can think of is to scan my flash drive whenever I can.
    Sounds like a plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bithpq View Post
    I have quite a few computers.
    Perhaps a good idea not to use the usb that has been inserted into the school computer/s on all of them, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Sounds like a plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Perhaps a good idea not to use the usb that has been inserted into the school computer/s on all of them, just in case.
    Good Idea.

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