The Garden of Viruses

Based on my prior knowledge, I knew that my college’s network has the tendency in making sure that our computers and thumdrives are infected with viruses. However, that was just a minor case. What I had seen a few days back was more revealing.

When I was using one of the computers in the college, the AVG scanning schedule suddenly popped out. As I was not in rush, I just let the AVG did her job. Then, the antivirus software detected viruses from the computer. After waiting for a while, the amount of the threats reached 200. I couldn’t finish the scanning process as I need to share the computers with others. My friend told me that we don’t want to scare everyone by showing this great numbers offviruses in the PC.. Just imagine if each of them were at the size of a tiger.. We were all now dead being eaten by them.. huhuhu

The situation were totally different when I was studying in Plymouth. A computer/laptop needs to pass a quarantine test that is done by the college network before the computer can be used to surf the net. The computer needs to have an antivirus and an antispyware that have the latest update installed to them. Therefore, we can say that the ICT team in Marjon has taken an effective prevention action to solve the problem.

This doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything in IPBA to minimise the casualties in facing this challenge. We can actually do something at the makro level. Aiming to create a caring society, what we can do to create safe and conducive community are to:

  1. Update your antivirus in a regular basis, preferably every day.
  2. Scan your computer at least once in a week.
  3. Scan any thumdrive or external hard drive that you take from others before you open/explore it.
  4. You need to have a antispyware software as well, i.e. spybot search and destroy.
  5. Be careful when your pendrive makes any contact with the college’s PC. Make sure that you scan your thumdrive when you want to use them in your PC.
  6. If you are using mozilla firefox, you might want to consider using adblock plus add ons to prevent the adsense disturb you when surfing the net.

Hopefully, by being such a caring culture, the productivity of our computer can be maximised thus making our life more convenience.


  1. Can this productivity help me finishing the load of assignments that I have right now?
  2. What should we do to cure the viruses in our heart? i.e. greedy, lazy, selfish, hot temper ect..


  1. Hafzan Lazim said,

    March 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

    It is complicated. Actually overscanning with those antispyware can make your Computer totally kapput. Sometimes antispyware programm cannot differentiate between spyware or resgister key or windows component or what so ever. When they deleted the ally files it will cripple the OS. This is what happen to me right know.
    Without Spyware or antivirus, your computer will be totally polluted with those damn virus or spyware. But Antispyware capable to damage you OS. Ditelan mati ayah diluah mati emak betul. hahahah

  2. yellow said,

    March 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

    sekarang ni VIRUS bekerja bersungguh2 melanda….. semua berlumba2 nak dtg awal…semua buat kerja tak angkat kepala… tapi pelik nya…tak de ape yg siap…. pelik2….

    takut gaji kena potong…. semua berpura2 bekerja sepenuh hati….. hehehe…

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