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Computer care: Anti-Virus

Computers running Microsoft’s Operating System has never been stronger in my end. I’ve seen Macs all over the place too, but not computer running Linux: Ubuntu, which I heard does not need AntiVirus as long as patches are up to date.

Use Linux: No AntiVirus needed

The Internet is not a friendly environment for the computers running Microsoft Operating System.

To be safe,  AntiVirus and Firewall are needed. There are plenty of choices for AntiVirus bundled with Firewall, spyware removal, and e.t.c with price tag and expiration date.

Near the expiration date the AntiVirus software will start giving notification that the protection is about to expire.

Renew or face the consequences!

Here is the Typical Expiration Notice: Your current product subscription expires on 22-Dec-2008. Norton AntiVirus Special Edition Subscription. Renew for the latest virus and spyware protection for your PC

$39.99*

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sethc.exe harmful or harmless,

Today, twice ZoneAlarm blocked a program called sethc.exe as shown below.

sethc.exe with ZoneAlarm

I clicked “Deny”.

Some say, not a harmful program as long as it is authentic. In addition, this program will usually activate when Shift key is pressed number of times.

Information about sethc.exe
Publisher:
Microsoft
ProcessFile: sethc.exe
ProcessName: Windows NT High Contrast Invocation

If this program is part of Microsoft’s Windows then it is harmless and can be trusted. This is just my opinion. However, when it pops again, I still deny it and of course this will become annoying if it happens again and again, or maybe just maybe this is a symptom of infection.

In the end, all I can say is “Trust thy Anti-Virus!”

Filed under: Security, Virus