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01-07-2010 06:44 PM

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Hi every one I don’t know how long I’ll stay connected but thought I’d let you know that I got a virus on LJs clicking on a link all I remember is that the link Had pirate in it’s name and that it had to do with a torrent.
Maybe someone remembers were that was and can ask Martin to take that link out. I doubt that I’ll be able to answer any post on this thread so I hope It can be located and removed. If anyone’s trying to get in touch with me I won’t be able to get back to you for a while

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 07:04 PM

Not good… I am assuming it was one of the rotating banners. Those are thrown in with a banner exchange script. If you can figure out which one it was, Martin can report it to his banner exchange and get it pulled.

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 07:05 PM

If you post this to the feedback forum, Martin may get to it sooner.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 07:13 PM

take 2 miter cuts and call us in the morning.
maybe you’ll be better by then.


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#4 posted 01-07-2010 07:30 PM

Jim I got this one this morning.

You have a bank draft of $800.000.00 USD which await outstanding payment of $50 USD. Contact Mr.Mark Harrison Email: Tel:++2347051108510

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 07:37 PM

Computer virus?
It keeps me buying new AV products when the old one cannot detect it.
....phew! I’m so tired, got to go to bed!

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 07:56 PM

I haven’t had a virus since I bought my MAC

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 08:22 PM

The best prevention against a virus is to wash your keyboard often. Hope you computer feels better soon, thanks for the warning.

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 08:27 PM

sounds like you might have visited Piratebay, used to be a great torrent portal but lately has pretty much become a virus infested joke.

Macs are just as prone to viruses as PCs, its just the hackers don’t bother writing them :D

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 09:04 PM

Macs are just as prone to viruses as PCs, its just the hackers don’t bother writing them :D”

That’s not true at all. The worst of the malware are rootkits. Most don’t even know when the have them but they’re one of the main sources for identity theft. I find the complacency of MAC owners pretty astounding in the face of all that’s going on out there. PCs, MACs and LINUX machines are all targeted and there’s a lot of it happening.

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 02:41 AM

You’re far more likely to get your identity stolen in a local restaurant than on the internet.

Download Avira, it’s free and one of the best AV packages out there.

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 02:57 AM

Mac and Linux machines are nowhere near as vulnerable, as their security model is much more robust than the weak one that microsoft bases windows on. Mac annd Linux do get viruses to be sure, but they are nowhere near as vulnerable.

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 08:22 AM

it’s simply because corperations (where the money is) use windows – hackers attack such devices – the surest way to get attacked is to say you are invulnerable – avoid links you don’t trust as that invites the virus past your’e protective software

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 09:18 PM

It makes no sense to argue about degrees of virus protection. Kind of like saying I would rather be shotwith a 38 than a 44. a-squared Anti-Malware is prob the best in the business

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 10:52 PM

The link was in a response to the question about woodsmith 155. The post was for a site called Avoid sites that download torrents. Your computer becomes linked to other computers that a simultaneously downloading the torrents. A lot of the stuff on that site is in violation of copyright laws and you are at risk if you download stuff from them

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#15 posted 01-09-2010 12:16 AM

The info is still there for someone else to get nailed by. Would be nice for the OP or a mod to delete that crap.

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