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Posted: 1/3/2012 1:10:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 1:10:47 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
I got a trojan virus warning on one of the gifs posted in a reply on page two of the thread.

The warning came from MSE.







Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:23:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
I got a trojan virus warning on one of the gifs posted in a reply on page two of the thread.

The warning came from MSE.









Yep, it was the "boom headshot" gif someone linked to.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:26:05 PM EDT
>2012
>worried about viruses embedded in images
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 1:31:02 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fGiframe.A&threatid=2147626289

Trojan:Win32/Giframe.A (?)

Encyclopedia entry
Updated: Apr 17, 2011 | Published: Aug 06, 2010

Aliases


IFrame.gen (Command) GIF/Iframe!generic (CA)
Trojan.DL.Giframe.a (Rising AV)
Mal/Iframe-F (Sophos)
Trojan-Clicker.HTML.IFrame (Sunbelt Software)
TROJ_IFRAME.CP (Trend Micro)

Alert Level (?)
Severe

Antimalware protection details
Microsoft recommends that you download the latest definitions to get protected.
Detection initially created:
Definition: 1.61.411.0
Released: Jun 26, 2009



I have no personal knowledge as to the validity of the warning.

I'm adopting a better-safe-than-sorry approach.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:33:00 PM EDT
I got the same.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:33:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ElSupremo:
I got the same.


Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:37:24 PM EDT
Linux
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:40:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux


Isn't that Lucy's little brother?

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:46:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:46:40 PM EDT
I had to go look and see

trojan/ Giframe or some such.

MSE cleaned it.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:47:13 PM EDT
Apple
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:48:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.



Shit. Now I have to put out a smug warning on this thread.

Dammit.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:52:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 1:58:12 PM EDT by Black-Tiger]
It was my treply; my appologies. I was not aware of the gif. putting out a virus. I will delete it now.

Linux user here.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:53:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.



Shit. Now I have to put out a smug warning on this thread.

Dammit.



I just don't get why people use Microsoft OSes when browsing the web.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:54:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.



Shit. Now I have to put out a smug warning on this thread.

Dammit.



I just don't get why people use Microsoft OSes when browsing the web.


FIFY
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:55:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.



Shit. Now I have to put out a smug warning on this thread.

Dammit.



I just don't get why people use Microsoft OSes when browsing the web.


FIFY

I like not having to dick around with anything when I feel like playing a video game.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:57:01 PM EDT
hmm no problems here ... oh yeah I don't use windows
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:58:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Credge:

Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux



Yup, I enjoy laughing at the people who fret about virus infection.



Shit. Now I have to put out a smug warning on this thread.

Dammit.



I just don't get why people use Microsoft OSes when browsing the web.


FIFY

I like not having to dick around with anything when I feel like playing a video game.

I've been an avid gamer for as long as I can remember. I don't have to "dick around" with anything to game, either.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:04:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:06:55 PM EDT
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:11:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:03:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 4:04:17 PM EDT by RJGatling]
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web. run Linux.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point. Linux.


FIFY.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:05:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web. run Linux.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point. Linux.


FIFY.


I dont even know what the hell Linux is.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:06:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
It was my treply; my appologies. I was not aware of the gif. putting out a virus. I will delete it now.

Linux user here.


I TAKE IT BACK!!1! LINUX USERS SPREAD VIRUSES THROUGH UNAWARENESS OF IMPORTANT SECURITY PROBLEMS FACED YB EVERYONE ELSE!!!!! IF IT WEREN'T FOR THOSE DAMN PENGUIN-PHILES THE WORLD WOULD BE SAFER FOR EVERYONE!!!!!! ALL HAIL BILL GATES!
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:07:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web. run Linux.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point. Linux.


FIFY.


I dont even know what the hell Linux is.


it's this
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:08:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I dont even know what the hell Linux is.


It's an OS that, among other things, can conveniently be run off a CD, thereby preventing viruses from infecting your machine both because (a) it's not a Microsoft OS and therefore isn't an insecure pile of crap, and (b) it's on a CD, so a virus can't install itself permanently like it can on a hard drive.

For example, http://www.ubuntu.com/
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:10:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
It was my treply; my appologies. I was not aware of the gif. putting out a virus. I will delete it now.

Linux user here.


I TAKE IT BACK!!1! LINUX USERS SPREAD VIRUSES THROUGH UNAWARENESS OF IMPORTANT SECURITY PROBLEMS FACED YB EVERYONE ELSE!!!!! IF IT WEREN'T FOR THOSE DAMN PENGUIN-PHILES THE WORLD WOULD BE SAFER FOR EVERYONE!!!!!! ALL HAIL BILL GATES!


There is a grain of truth in your satire. People who are unaffected and therefore unconcerned about virus/malware infections have a tendency to be a little more "fast and loose" with their surfing habits.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:12:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I dont even know what the hell Linux is.


It's an OS that, among other things, can conveniently be run off a CD, thereby preventing viruses from infecting your machine both because (a) it's not a Microsoft OS and therefore isn't an insecure pile of crap, and (b) it's on a CD, so a virus can't install itself permanently like it can on a hard drive.

For example, http://www.ubuntu.com/


It can also be run from thumb drive or installed, either alongside Windows, as a virtual machine inside Windows or, my personal favorite, instead of Windows.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:53:46 PM EDT
If I want to play games I boot windows 7

If I want to browse GD I boot puppy linux from a USB
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:59:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 5:59:53 PM EDT by HKUSP45C]
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
If I want to play games I boot windows 7

If I want to browse GD I boot puppy linux from a USB


Why not install a "full featured" distro alongside win7 and dual boot? At least you can have persistent files and settings. Ubuntu will do it natively.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:02:56 PM EDT
Great, I just finished watching contagion, now this.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:02:59 PM EDT


Seeing as how y'all are discussing it....

How difficult is it for a casual user to transition to Linux? Is it user friendly or do I need to recode my socks into Unix or something?

Is there a free version? If not, what is the cost?

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:10:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:


Seeing as how y'all are discussing it....

How difficult is it for a casual user to transition to Linux? Is it user friendly or do I need to recode my socks into Unix or something?

Is there a free version? If not, what is the cost?


It's not the same environment it was 10 years ago. Many distros have moved away from the "geek" aspects of the *nix world and moved into the "user friendly, Windows look-a-like, shallow learning curve" space in an attempt to attract more user base.

Virtually all distros of Linux are free (ubuntu is by far the most user friendly, in my opinion) and some are even purpose built (mint for HTPCs springs to mind). It used to be possible to buy Red Hat in a box that included tech support but, it's no longer necessary with the ubiquitous availability of the internet. One of the nice things about Linux is that virtually EVERYTHING for the platform is frre. Office suites, productivity software, CAD programs .... everything.

It's not a bad way to go.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:22:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 9:23:03 AM EDT by TangoPapa]
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
If I want to play games I boot windows 7

If I want to browse GD I boot puppy linux from a USB


Why not install a "full featured" distro alongside win7 and dual boot? At least you can have persistent files and settings. Ubuntu will do it natively.


I dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10.

I am just trying out puppy linux and am very impressed so far. I like being able to pop the usb out and take my "computer" anywhere with me.

Plus I have several computers without hard drives so it's nice to be able to boot those too.

I definitely recommend dual booting Ubuntu with Windows for everyone who hasn't tried it yet though.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:29:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
If I want to play games I boot windows 7

If I want to browse GD I boot puppy linux from a USB


Why not install a "full featured" distro alongside win7 and dual boot? At least you can have persistent files and settings. Ubuntu will do it natively.


I dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10.

I am just trying out puppy linux and am very impressed so far. I like being able to pop the usb out and take my "computer" anywhere with me.

Plus I have several computers without hard drives so it's nice to be able to boot those too.

I definitely recommend dual booting Ubuntu with Windows for everyone who hasn't tried it yet though.


Ah, roger. Yeah, I've used the shit out of puppy for work to circumvent AD folder permissions on hard drives with a bad OS. Puppy is nice because as small as it is has a damn fat driver repository, particularly for NICs.

I did the dual boot thing the first 2 or 3 months I started using Linux. I have found that have virtually no use for M$ products anymore. If I "need" windows for something I usually just fire up a VM.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:39:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By TangoPapa:
If I want to play games I boot windows 7

If I want to browse GD I boot puppy linux from a USB


Why not install a "full featured" distro alongside win7 and dual boot? At least you can have persistent files and settings. Ubuntu will do it natively.


I dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10.

I am just trying out puppy linux and am very impressed so far. I like being able to pop the usb out and take my "computer" anywhere with me.

Plus I have several computers without hard drives so it's nice to be able to boot those too.

I definitely recommend dual booting Ubuntu with Windows for everyone who hasn't tried it yet though.


Ah, roger. Yeah, I've used the shit out of puppy for work to circumvent AD folder permissions on hard drives with a bad OS. Puppy is nice because as small as it is has a damn fat driver repository, particularly for NICs.

I did the dual boot thing the first 2 or 3 months I started using Linux. I have found that have virtually no use for M$ products anymore. If I "need" windows for something I usually just fire up a VM.


Have you tried any KDE distros? I was thinking about giving Kubuntu a shot later today.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:21:34 PM EDT
I really like Linux. I admit I don't have time to learn it the way I should, but for browsing the Internet, E-Mail, and a variety of other simple everyday things, it works great. Most apps open with a simple double-click like Windows and operate like Windows, so no learning curve there. The only problem is that some installs and functions do require strange command strings worse than DOS ever required. They literally make no sense. I just don't have time to learn a new OS that way at the moment. I have been running Linux Mint though for over a year and browse exclusively with it. I only use Windows when I need it, but not for Internet activity.

I'm looking to upgrade my Linux soon and might go with something else or at least a newer version of Mint. It's worth it to me, but I still say keep Windows on hand as dual boot or on another machine (e.g., laptop, HDD).
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:26:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Linux

Aye
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:35:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 3:39:33 PM EDT by tc2k11]
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:


Seeing as how y'all are discussing it....

How difficult is it for a casual user to transition to Linux? Is it user friendly or do I need to recode my socks into Unix or something?

Is there a free version? If not, what is the cost?

















I'm a cheapskate. I use Linux.

ETA: Take your pick! Ubuntu is a good place to start. Mint is based off of Ubuntu, and is much more straightforward in many respects (has "non-free" codecs installed by default or some such, which makes listening to music and watching video easier).

__________________________________________________________________
Cross-platform gun database/electronic bound book (v1.2) (and the original thread).
«nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus»
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:54:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point.

Possibly one of the most retarded statements I've read on Arf all week. Congratulations.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:07:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 4:08:50 PM EDT by tc2k11]
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:

Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By ambalamps:
I just set this comp up and dont have any anti-virus programs running. Am i fucked ?


The simplest way to keep yourself from getting fucked is to go to your control panel, find the "user accounts" .cpl and create a "standard user" account that you use to surf the web.

People who run M$ operating systems as the local admin (the default setup) are the cause of all virus/malware infections. Install M$ Security Essentials, create a standard user account and you're in the 1 percent of M$ users who probably *won't* get fucked at some point.

Possibly one of the most retarded statements I've read on Arf all week. Congratulations.

3 extra retard points for using "M$" instead of "Microsoft" or "MS."



__________________________________________________________________
Cross-platform gun database/electronic bound book (v1.2) (and the original thread).
«nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus»
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:24:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 4:24:36 PM EDT by TangoPapa]
Originally Posted By tc2k11:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:


Seeing as how y'all are discussing it....

How difficult is it for a casual user to transition to Linux? Is it user friendly or do I need to recode my socks into Unix or something?

Is there a free version? If not, what is the cost?

















I'm a cheapskate. I use Linux.

ETA: Take your pick! Ubuntu is a good place to start. Mint is based off of Ubuntu, and is much more straightforward in many respects (has "non-free" codecs installed by default or some such, which makes listening to music and watching video easier).

__________________________________________________________________
Cross-platform gun database/electronic bound book (v1.2) (and the original thread).
«nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus»




And here is another awesome benefit of linux... I am downloading Mint to try it now. God I love being able to swap distros on demand.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:32:46 PM EDT
OK so you guys are using OS's that don't have as much market saturation.

What a browny.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:51:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
OK so you guys are using OS's that don't have as much market saturation.

What a browny.


Yep, rare as hen's teeth.

In September 2008 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that 60% of web-servers run Linux versus 40% that run Windows Server.[88]


Absolutely no point in hackers attacking an OS that runs on a mere 60% of servers. . . .
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