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I cleaned some malware called "wave eggs.exe", how do I protect myself in the future?

I recently found a company laptop which kept attempting a dial up
connection. After hunting around a bit I found a program called ‘wave
eggs.exe’. I managed to get rid of it, but couldn’t find anything on the net
about it. Have you encountered it before and how can I protect against
it?


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I also could not find much of anything on “wave eggs.exe”.

It’s almost impossible to say exactly which virus or spyware it is just by
the filename. Unfortunately some virus writers in their never-ending attempts
to foil computer users and anti-virus software have started to create random
filenames each time an infection occurs. It could be any of several different
viruses.

The best advice is still my standard advice from my previous article How do I keep my computer safe on the
internet?
. In a nutshell:

  • Run a virus scanner regularly.

  • Run a spyware scanner regularly.

  • Use a firewall.

  • Keep them all up to date.

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