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Posted: 9/18/2009 7:33:39 PM EST
I just read a post from smeone saying SF caused a virus attack, but i blew it off. 2 min later my system got hosed. The only site I had open was the AR15 GD.

No I havent been to any questionable sites. I am an IT worker and failiar with virus attacks. It does appear the attack somehow originated here.

Can someone check into this? I am having to post this warning w my phone btw, sorry for not adding more detail.

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Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:37:51 PM EST
Well.....maybe the DU trolls are trying to sabotage us.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:40:47 PM EST
there are some nasty malware, masquerade as an anti virus application casting about

My kids PC got one called "total security" that shut down nearly every other process
and wrote a nastygram to the desktop image

I finally killed it by task managering it off as it launched
and then firing symantic upon its processes
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:44:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
there are some nasty malware, masquerade as an anti virus application casting about

My kids PC got one called "total security" that shut down nearly every other process
and wrote a nastygram to the desktop image

I finally killed it by task managering it off as it launched
and then firing symantic upon its processes

I nominate you to go to the SF and check it out....
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:44:46 PM EST
I got one from here one time somebody posted a link and when I clicked on it it dumped everything on my system. Its was a nasty land mine be careful out there...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:46:07 PM EST


what's SF?




Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:46:54 PM EST
Survival Forum
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:48:43 PM EST
Mine did it from a google search from here before he posted it about mine

I downloaded the malware shit and was clean

So i have no freaking idea what the hell is up
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:48:56 PM EST
We need a point man...any takers?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:50:20 PM EST
Oh shit....just got back from SF...now it burns when I pee!!!!

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:50:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 7:52:37 PM EST by WGPKlaus]
No issues for me in SF!

Edit:
Although someone did offer me candy to get in their van!

Heres the picture I snapped, and btw, don't get in that van, theres no candy!

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:51:08 PM EST
I'll go.

I'm running Linux right now so it wont affect me.

Just tell me what threads I should be hitting up.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:54:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By berto187:
Oh shit....just got back from SF...now it burns when I pee!!!!



Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:00:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:
Survival Forum


oh

so the survival guys prepared for everything except a computer virus?

disappointing





Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:01:54 PM EST
Computer virus > canned beets
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:10:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Centuryhouse:
I just read a post from smeone saying SF caused a virus attack, but i blew it off. 2 min later my system got hosed. The only site I had open was the AR15 GD.

No I havent been to any questionable sites. I am an IT worker and failiar with virus attacks. It does appear the attack somehow originated here.

Can someone check into this? I am having to post this warning w my phone btw, sorry for not adding more detail.

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You're an "IT worker" and you can't provide anything just a touch more useful than a "virus attack"???

Not... the thread you got it from? What you clicked? What virus it was? What the fuck
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:12:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:
Computer virus > canned beets


Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:12:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Centuryhouse:
I just read a post from smeone saying SF caused a virus attack, but i blew it off. 2 min later my system got hosed. The only site I had open was the AR15 GD.

No I havent been to any questionable sites. I am an IT worker and failiar with virus attacks. It does appear the attack somehow originated here.

Can someone check into this? I am having to post this warning w my phone btw, sorry for not adding more detail.

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You're an "IT worker" and you can't provide anything just a touch more useful than a "virus attack"???

Not... the thread you got it from? What you clicked? What virus it was? What the fuck


Seriously.

Send me an IM or something and I'll check it out. I'll even do my best to sift through the page source and see if it is indeed coded into arfcom and not a link.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:19:15 PM EST
i was @ SF earlier ... i'm clean, just finished virus scans ....
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:31:35 PM EST
There's no virus here that I can find... care to provide some more data?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:33:41 PM EST
THe sky is falling, the sky is falling
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:57:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:01:03 AM EST by bdgenz]
It MIGHT be possible to pic up a virus from an image, but doubtful it can come thru your browser.

Clicking a link might be a good possibility, but a virus or malware coming directly from SF would be pretty remote.

Many people THINK as soon as the ugly bastage rears it's head, well, that's the site you got it from. Any good cracker building this kind of shit knows you don't want to activate too quickly, it would be to obvious. Wait for 20 minutes, or 20 days, or 20 clicks, the on the 20th or after you spread out to 20 more machines.

Also, just because one machine can pick up a virus, doesn't mean the next can, and I'm not talking a Windoze box vs a Mac or Linux box, I'm talking one XP vs another XP.

Nobody got a virus from google, as evil as they are, not gonna happen.

ETA: An "IT worker" and you don't know how this shit works and how to stop it? Interesting, no, we're not hiring in case you were wondering.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:00:00 AM EST
Firefox with 'No Script' plugin and a good AV solution. If you can manage to infect yourself with these things in place, you have to be trying to do so.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:01:07 AM EST
So it begins...







Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:02:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:03:45 AM EST by NoVaGator]
The source for SF, GD, BOTD and every other subforum is exactly the same, theyre each just running a different query



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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:05:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
I'll go.

I'm running Linux right now so it wont affect me.

Just tell me what threads I should be hitting up.

This. What is a virus?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:14:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:19:00 AM EST
I don't mean to be rude, but I'm not sure I can help it.

Suffice it to say that this sort of question (and the stunning lack of detail) seems really odd for somebody who professes to work in Information Technology for a living.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:21:45 AM EST
Im in SF regularly....no issues here.
ARFCOM is one of the safest site you are going to surf.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:22:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:22:54 AM EST by WAMJR]
I was in the SF forum and had no problems. I am prepped rice, ammo, Tamiflu... also I have a Mac....
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:25:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:25:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:26:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:

Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
there are some nasty malware, masquerade as an anti virus application casting about

My kids PC got one called "total security" that shut down nearly every other process
and wrote a nastygram to the desktop image

I finally killed it by task managering it off as it launched
and then firing symantic upon its processes

I nominate you to go to the SF and check it out....


Don't worry, we'll follow in right behind you for backup.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:55:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By WAMJR:
I was in the SF forum and had no problems. I am prepped rice, ammo, Tamiflu... also I have a Mac....

Won't all the other people in the commune eat your food and use up your meds?


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:02:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By macro:
Im in SF regularly....no issues here.
ARFCOM is one of the safest site you are going to surf.


Ditto
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:05:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ch1966:
Cases of toilet paper used as currency > Computer virus > canned beets


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:07:14 AM EST
Is BOTD still safe????????????
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:11:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Centuryhouse:
I just read a post from smeone saying SF caused a virus attack, but i blew it off. 2 min later my system got hosed. The only site I had open was the AR15 GD.

No I havent been to any questionable sites. I am an IT worker and failiar with virus attacks. It does appear the attack somehow originated here.

Can someone check into this? I am having to post this warning w my phone btw, sorry for not adding more detail.

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I'm not buying this. Not one bit.


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:13:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 6:14:20 AM EST by Searcherfortruth]
I am doing my best to clean up my computer now. It keeps shuting off the page I'm on. I know very little about computers, and was dumb enough to pay a mallware virus to protect me from it's self. Cancled my credit card, but my computer is still fudged.

I didn't get my virus here. It was in an email in my in box.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:16:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I don't mean to be rude, but I'm not sure I can help it.

Suffice it to say that this sort of question (and the stunning lack of detail) seems really odd for somebody who professes to work in Information Technology for a living.


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:16:40 AM EST
I do pc repair and work in the Staples Easy tech. I haven't had any viruses here.

Actually I haven't had a virus in over 8 years and I only use free software and download from some pretty questionable sites.

Where is this virus supposedly?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:21:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Centuryhouse:
I just read a post from smeone saying SF caused a virus attack, but i blew it off. 2 min later my system got hosed. The only site I had open was the AR15 GD.

No I havent been to any questionable sites. I am an IT worker and failiar with virus attacks. It does appear the attack somehow originated here.

Can someone check into this? I am having to post this warning w my phone btw, sorry for not adding more detail.

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Know that guy at the help desk that asks if your sure the power is turned on and the keyboard is plugged in???

HERE HE IS LADY'S AND GENTLEMEN
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:29:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:31:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 6:31:08 AM EST by The_Beer_Slayer]
sky is falling crap
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