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OfflineToTheSummit
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I blew my perfect record
    #11217312 - 10/09/09 09:30 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I've been connected to the internet since 1996.  Somehow I managed all these years without ever picking up a bug on my computer.  I was always so proud of my perfect, disease-free internet history....until yesterday.

I still don't even know where it came from (which is even scarier).  I run NOD32 antivirus and Spysweeper.  But as I was doing a few things yesterday after work I suddenly got a popup calling itself "security tool".  It acted as though it was scanning my system for viruses/etc and started telling me I had all these infectred files.  At first I thought it was just an internet popup window but I couldn't close it.  I shut down my browser but it was still there.  I couldn't make it go away, I could only click one of two options.  I could choose to "delete the files infecting my machine" or "do nothing" (not worded exactly like that, but you get the idea). If I chose to "do nothing" it would go away only to pop up again in a few minutes. So I ran my Spysweeper scan first....nothing.  Then I started to run a virus scan.  About halfway through the scan....BOOMM!  I actually got a blue-screen!  Shit, I haven't seen one of those in years (since WIN98 at least).  I shut down the machine, and when I tried to restart it was essentially FUBAR.

To make a long story short I had to do an entire system recovery.  I managed to salvage everything, but it was a real pain in the ass.  And now I'm wondering where/how I got this thing to start with.  I didn't go to any websites I don't commonly use and I've never had issues before.  But this thing was so invasive and destroyed my machine before I could even find or stop it.  Hopefully it was the last time I'll stumble across this bitch!

Fuck, I wish I knew the cocksucker who writes these goddamn things.  I'd drop by his house for a little visit. :minigun:


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #11217446 - 10/09/09 09:59 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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I'd drop by his house for a little visit.




Agreed.


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"Nature is like a sculptor constantly improving upon her work, but to do so she chisels away at living flesh." H.K. Bloom

"Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent...
Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent...
Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god." Epicurus c. 300 BCE

"When I brought up the fact that 'No drug is good or bad, they're all just A drug, what someone does with them determines the postive or negative outcome. Look at medicine, those are drugs' Reponse was that 'well medicine solves problems' well so does LSD." -Learningtofly


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #11224857 - 10/11/09 04:22 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I've had those same ones where you have the two choices and no matter what you do it starts doing something to your computer.  It drives me crazy but the virus scan never finds anything and it doesn't happen that often.


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #11225666 - 10/11/09 11:29 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

sounds like the antivirus virus.  last time i saw it, it was from a redirected website.  you do a google search for something and one of the the links redirects u to a gay site that runs "antivirus 2009" and tells you that u r infected w/ 1000's of virus' and u need to install their software.  your best option is to not click anything in that box, close it and your web browser w/ task manager.


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: iateshaggy]
    #11225857 - 10/11/09 12:25 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

You can usually just hit you power button too and/or unplug/turn off your modem/router.


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"Nature is like a sculptor constantly improving upon her work, but to do so she chisels away at living flesh." H.K. Bloom

"Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent...
Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent...
Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god." Epicurus c. 300 BCE

"When I brought up the fact that 'No drug is good or bad, they're all just A drug, what someone does with them determines the postive or negative outcome. Look at medicine, those are drugs' Reponse was that 'well medicine solves problems' well so does LSD." -Learningtofly


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: mozhual]
    #11231092 - 10/12/09 03:34 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

If you never have gotten a virus or spyware on your machine, it sounds like you don't do many interesting things on the internet :smile:


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Re: I blew my perfect record [Re: ShockValue]
    #11234186 - 10/12/09 06:19 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

What he is refering to is caused from an outside source, for example the virus won't be on your hard drive(until you start clicking things anyway). And I guarantee you I've done everything interesting that there is to do on the internet, save hacking into government/corporate sites/databases.


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"Nature is like a sculptor constantly improving upon her work, but to do so she chisels away at living flesh." H.K. Bloom

"Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent...
Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent...
Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god." Epicurus c. 300 BCE

"When I brought up the fact that 'No drug is good or bad, they're all just A drug, what someone does with them determines the postive or negative outcome. Look at medicine, those are drugs' Reponse was that 'well medicine solves problems' well so does LSD." -Learningtofly


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