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NAB622

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#1 10 years ago

Everyone on here seems to be getting viruses, lately....now It's my turn. I just got one called XRun.

I'm not sure where I got it, but I think it came from googling "Rick Roll" - there are a few fakes out there. Apparently, one of the top results was a virus. So DO NOT GOOGLE RICK ROLLS. You will REGRET it. Majorly.

At the moment, I'm using my server computer to post this. Always believed in a backup. But how many of us is that now?? Three or four? Seriously....be on the lookout. I could be wrong about where it came from, but I doubt it.

And seriously, who doesn't think rick-rolling people isn't funny? I need to warn people about that.......'cause this virus still hasn't been found on my computer yet. I know it's there - the firewall saw it, and I told it to block the process, but it still got into some other things (like shutting down my internet). I really wish there was an "isolate process" button somewhere.

Also, this will delay the planned release of Taspir Power Complex V3 for at least a week, I'm sure...So the few of you who may have known about it are going to have to wait a while.




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#2 10 years ago

OOOOOOOooooohhhhhhhhhhh did I luck out.....I found where XRun was hiding. It's gone.....I hope it didn't do much damage, other than disabling my wireless, which I already had fixed...




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#3 10 years ago

Bottom line is, don't run any downloaded files without scanning them. One common trick is video files - quite a lot of video files out there aren't video files at all, but rather, are applications. It's a common sight to see with WoW keyloggers, and the trend is catching on.

It's getting to the point where any file could not be what it says it is, so unless it's scanned with a good scanner (none of this Kaspersky, Norton or AVG shit >_> ) and comes up clean, quarantine it.

Some scanners are recommended on the last page of the KotF topic, my personal choice is Avast (I use Pro, not Home Edition, though) - it's on-access scanners are very good, albeit not foolproof. Just a shame it's scanning capabilities aren't as good once the file is on the system, but they still make the grade to a degree.

I'd really go consult the Tech Discussion folks for the best advice on these matters, though.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#4 10 years ago
ov_nab622;4306937Everyone on here seems to be getting viruses, lately...

Well , my computer seems to be free of viruses at the moment. In fact , I never had any virus on my computer. Avast hasn`t sound red alert so far and I update it regulary. I guess I`m the lucky one here.




NAB622

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#5 10 years ago
Kouen;4307190Bottom line is, don't run any downloaded files without scanning them.

I didn't run anything - that's what scared me. it just showed up on the system out of the blue, and started getting into things, which my firewall (thankfully) caught it doing.

So basically, it could have come from anything. What I mentioned above is only the most likely cause. I doubt it was jk3 related, but that's three of us in about a month, now...

EDIT: Yes, I'm downloading Avast.




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#6 10 years ago

Likely was an ActiveX control, then, or possibly a spawner embedded in a plugin of some sort. There are so many sources for viruses even I don't know them all, and I studied IT at college. >_>


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#7 10 years ago

Hmm, I didn't think about getting viruses by video. I recently received a very personal e-mail with a video link on it from some random person I've never seen before.

Good thing I deleted it or I would probably not be here...I'd be destroying the virus, or worse...




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#8 10 years ago

Well, video files and streaming videos can both be primary sources.

With downloaded video files, always right-click and check the file type on Properties.

With streaming video.... hell, never, ever run an ActiveX control. Period. They're used for downloading applications from a website to your computer and executing them, and once you click allow, you can't do a damn thing about it. Granted, they do have some legitimate uses, but those legitimate uses can be achieved through other methods, so no one should ever use an ActiveX control anyway. It's obsolete.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#9 10 years ago
Kouen;4307728Likely was an ActiveX control, then, or possibly a spawner embedded in a plugin of some sort. There are so many sources for viruses even I don't know them all, and I studied IT at college. >_>

That would explain a great many things, now wouldn't it?




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#10 10 years ago

JPEGs are notorious for hosting viruses. Apparently Microsoft designed Windows in such a way that when it sees an EXE with a JPEG extension, it runs the file as an EXE. smiley_emoticons_doh.gif

Anyway, the same applies to ZIP files, which Windows conveniently likes to open for us. (which is why it's a good idea to get a *real* compression program)

Lastly, there's autorun. I want to know who exactly decided that it was a good idea for windows to blindly run whatever in on a CDROM without asking.




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