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Received virus email, Beware

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  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Came from delsolfast@ sbcglobal.net tried to open, but virus software caught it. Just thought I would throw this out, since it is from a Honda related email, so it looks innocent, like something any of us could get from a collegue(sp).

    Virus is W32.Netsky.B@mm
     
  2. Frankie P.

    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info, I know that I have been having a lot of bad luck with virus' as of late, so I really appreciate it.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    netsky has been out for months now... and its probably spoofed.

    get a good email client (like mozilla thunderbird)
    and a virus scanner (like trend micro PC cillin)

    and forget about it
     
  4. Frankie P.

    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    I have Norton for my virus scanner, and hasn't picked anything up yet, but I can't get rid of this spyware. For example, everytime I get a link from Yahoo messanger it takes me to some porno site. Every time I turn on my computer, it pops up a porn page, before I even open up my browser, and every time I use IE a search bar shows up on the bottom of my screen. Only through IE, maybe I should just delete IE now that I have mozilla or should I keep IE just in case?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its nearly impossible to delete IE.
    it CAN be done, but for a non-savy folk like yourself, i wouldn't recommend it. its built into windows too much. there's no add/remove programs icon for IE. lol

    I say, save your shit to cd, formatthebitch.com, and use IE once- to DL mozilla, and then never open it again.
     
  6. Frankie P.

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    I don't have anything of importance on my PC I don't use it for work or anything just fun mostly, so I really have no saving to do. Also is that really a webpage that will fix my PC or are you just bullshitting me?
     
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    No. He's saying to nuke your entire machine, then start over.
     
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    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    I was planning on it.
     
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    If you're having spyware issues, do a search on Spybot 1.2 or 1.3 search and destroy, it will get the majority of spyware. and there is always ad-aware
     
  10. Frankie P.

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    I have three different programs, and it looks like it erases everything, but the second I open IE to check it is still there. Or even when I turn on my cpu, a porn page pops right up, I don't even touch the mouse and it pops right up.
     
  11. pissedoffsol

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    welcome to IE.

    make sure you have you windows/office and any other cd you may need...

    boot from the XP disc, format and re-install.

    use IE to go to mozilla.org.
    get 1.7b
    install
    never use IE again
    never have spyware again.
    never use outlook or express
    go to mozilla.org and get thunderbird
    need a calendar system? get sunbird- you guessed where.
     
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    By formatting it do you mean re-installing everything, because as you can tell I am retarded when it comes to this stuff.
     
  13. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    ***Nevermind***
     
  14. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    WoooWoooo Firefox supports the autoscoll when you click the roller, unlike Mozilla, and it blocks more pop ups,even the ones from here :).

    Also, I emailed the guy that sent me the virus email, he has some virus that's sending them out via his own email serves.
     
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    By format, he means getting a 3.5" bootable disk, erasing all sectors of the hard drive to zero, and re-install windows. I have had to do this about 4 times since Jan...I won't have to do it for a while, tho.
     
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    I don't have a floppy disk drive, so that is a problem. :(
     
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    no, its not.

    the XP CD is an ElTorito, or BOOTABLE.

    put it in, turn on, wahla. you boot to the cd.
     
  18. phunky.buddha

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    You can also buy a giant bulk eraser from Radio Crack for a few bucks, turn it on, then wave it all over your hard drive. :lol:
     
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