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Old June 6th, 2017, 15:01   #16
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Of course the whole malware problem is moot if you use a dedicated older laptop running XP Pro for the VCDS and nothing else !
Don't we wish. If it never connects to the internet chances are better at remaining clean, but it can be infected if any device like a USB stick, flash drive cd, floppy are present.
A lot of folks still use XP and Microsoft no longer supports it.
The bad thing about the various malware is it floats thru the email chain, propagates and is hard to spot.
Best to create a bootable cd that can run an off-line (no windows) scan with an updated definitions file.
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Don't we wish. If it never connects to the internet chances are better at remaining clean, but it can be infected if any device like a USB stick, flash drive cd, floppy are present.
A lot of folks still use XP and Microsoft no longer supports it.
The bad thing about the various malware is it floats thru the email chain, propagates and is hard to spot.
Best to create a bootable cd that can run an off-line (no windows) scan with an updated definitions file.
Read what I stated again !!!!!!!!

Of course the whole malware problem is moot if you use a dedicated older laptop running XP Pro for the VCDS and nothing else !
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That's what I do as well. I have an old single core XP laptop that I use. Never connects to the internet.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 15:05   #19
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Read what I stated again !!!!!!!!

Of course the whole malware problem is moot if you use a dedicated older laptop running XP Pro for the VCDS and nothing else !
No I'm not gonna read that again.
Did I disagree? Didn't mean too, you were correct. Repeated info with a bit of background, so I thought.
For some nothing else doesn't necessarily mean sans interweb....
My "don't we wish" comment was in reference to Microsoft and their software policy.

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