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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Last night, I  was browsing for a different shooting forum and I found one that was titled 'ShootersForum.com'. (They thought a long time to come up with that name!) No sooner than I went on the menu than I got a warning of a contamination. Too late! It took my tech support over 2 hrs. to scan, clean out , and make repairs.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:10 PM

It is a shame that some people have nothing better to do than to create sites just for that purpose. I went to go on fedex.com the other week and mistyped the url and got a virus and I clicked the back button as fast as possible.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Remember when whitehouse.gov was the Whitehouse in D.C., and whitehouse.com was a porn site?



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Those viruses are very talented programs.  Think what those characters could do legitimately and constructively with all that energy and genius!

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Remember when whitehouse.gov was the Whitehouse in D.C., and whitehouse.com was a porn site?

 

Hmmm!  Wonder how you know???  :poke:  :bigrofl:


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Those viruses are very talented programs.  Think what those characters could do legitimately and constructively with all that energy and genius!

 

Ben W.

 

It is no longer the script kiddies so much as it is businesses, some legit and some not, doing it.   There is $$$ to be made from a lot of this spyware, malware  like the fraudulent anti-virus and the phony windows fixer.  But there have been some big companies caught with their hand in the cookie jar as well spying on you and I not taking about Google.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Last night, I  was browsing for a different shooting forum and I found one that was titled 'ShootersForum.com'. (They thought a long time to come up with that name!) No sooner than I went on the menu than I got a warning of a contamination. Too late! It took my tech support over 2 hrs. to scan, clean out , and make repairs.

 

As a complete believer in Microsoft Security Essentials myself, would you be willing to share what "security program" you run that allowed that shi... uh... crap onto your computer?  Or was it a Mac...?



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 12:38 AM

There are several free programs that will make sure your computer stays clean. I also use Security Essentials but do also use AVG and Avast when I work on computers for others. But Microsoft Security Essentilas is by far the most used by those I help. rarely do they ever get a Bug.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:36 AM

This is one of the biggest reason I dropped Windows, there is no reason for this to happen.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 06:02 AM

My phone company is Frontier and I had their program. I don't know why, but they said my program was outdated and installed an upgrade. Now, my wife's laptop, when they went to upgrade, they said was already upgraded. I duh' kno'. Frontier provides tech support, file backup, etc.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 06:12 AM

It always bothers me when some Virus Protection Company discovers some new Virus first. Is this really a Virus, or are sales slow?

 

I have seen this done many times with OSX. Some company announces some new Virus for the Mac and they have a product to remove it.

 

I have yet to see any real Virus that affects a Mac, there has been some malware, but not a singe working Virus. Their have been reports that Macs are more prone to Virus's than Windows because people don't run protection on them, but the truth is most virus's found on a Mac are really Windows virus's.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 06:33 AM

How many folks are running Mac's??  As the popularity grows someone with too much time on their hands will come up with something...

 

Just sayin!



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 06:58 AM

I've heard this discussed before, and if you ever looked at how Windows works and hoe OSX works you would see the difference. I mean really looked under the hood, the difference is night and day.

The number of people using Mac has nothing to do with it, it's how the OS is built.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 02:25 PM

Get a security system called Viper. Works fantastic. I've gotten a lot of those, The Viper protected me much better on the last  computer.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 02:37 PM

I have a lot of luck by not running MS Internet Explorer. I use FireFox for my Browser and it seems to help a lot.






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