Oh no -- major malware attack

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Re: Oh no -- major malware attack

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HowlingUlf wrote:
twilightsong wrote:Regarding "retribution": I've said for many years now, 95% of us in the world are basically decent folks that, despite deep disagreements about various things, have goodwill and aren't out to harm anyone else. It's the 5% that RUIN it for the rest of us. I don't know why society tolerates them, frankly. I'm not talking about people that suffer from addictions, or people that make mistakes, or disagreeable chaps, or even people that are forced to steal to feed their family. I'm talking about the motherf-ckers who for whatever reason feel compelled to hurt, defraud, and kill others for their own pleasure, greed, or advancement. If we would simply liquidate them, the world would be so much nicer to live in.
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and it irritates me to no end. All they're good for is contaminating the gene pool. All my thoughts from now on will be so abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, awful, bad, beastly, creepy, dire, distressing, fearful, formidable, frightful, frozen, ghastly, godawful, grievous, grim, grody, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrific, humorous, icky, lousy, mean, monstrous, rotten, shameful, shocking, shuddersome, spooky, terrible, terrific, tragic, tremendous and even wicked because what needs to be done with these people is ...
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... and that's my final word!!! :evil:
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And my thoughts are antisocial, bestial, calamitous, deadly, emphatic, furious, grinding, hellish, inclement, jock-strap-jellifying, kombative, lambasting, mauling, ninja-like, oafish, petulant, quoshing, ragamuffinesque, shirty, testy, uproarious, vehement, warlike, x-rated, yobbish and zealous ...

... because what needs to be done is - severe.
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Re: Oh no -- major malware attack

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Lord Snarebottom wrote:
twilightsong wrote:If I knew who was responsible for this, I would drive to their city and shoot them. Dead.
Umm...you know where you live. Please don't shoot yourself. (Yes, you are responsible for what you do on your computer).

Spend $25 and get the full version of Malwarebytes, then nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure....and you won't have to bang your head against the wall in the future....which will be ruled by dam dirty apes!
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Lord Snarebottom wrote:...future....which will be ruled by dam dirty apes!
umMM... like that's any different from the present???

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Re: Oh no -- major malware attack

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I've had this same attack twice before and its managable. Best advice has been given: get Malwarebytes.

YOU DON"T HAVE TO REFORMAT or REINSTALL.

When this kind of take over attack happens ,best to get to a second computer and look up the attacker; in this case the bogus Virus Program. Someone ,somewhere has already had the same attack and you can always find manaual removal instructions. The last version of this I saw was Supr Anti Virus 2010. When you're infected it takes over and disables your protecting programs as well as email and IE.
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+1 for Malware bytes. I would bet a lot of money it's not off your system if you didn't use Malwarebytes.
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I've never used Malwarebytes before... Maybe I'll check that one out. I keep hearing about it. (Not only here but in other places as well). What I currently use I have used for years and never had a problem. But then again, rare to nil is the case when I visit anything risky. I think the riskiest thing I do now on the computer is visit free plugin download sites and anime video's (yes I'm a closet anime freak). :P 8-)
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Re: Oh no -- major malware attack

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I know the received wisdom is "don't run anti-virus software on a DAW" but I think that applies to Norton or MacAfee - programs that seem to take over the PC, slow it down and take up a huge slice of resources. For years I used Avast and Spywareblaster for 100% protection, never had a problem. When Avast included Malware detection and prevention I ditched Spywareblaster and downloaded MalwareBytes so that I could run the occasional check.

I am a PC Support specialist and spend a lot of time persuading people to ditch their expensive "Internet Safety Software" (can't mention any big names) which isn't difficult as by then I've demonstrated the presence of spyware/viruses which their expensive product didn't stop from getting on their system. I install Avast and teach them to run MalwareBytes every month. I know I'm not going to get called out again - at least not for malware/virus infection.

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Re: Oh no -- major malware attack

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I run Norton AV 2010 on my DAW. Run's all the time and I have zero problems with it. I also leave the studio DAW constantly on the home network too (wired connection). Both are supposed no-no's but I have no problems with either. I do have full system backups that I regularly update.

I'm careful about what sites I use etc...and have seen the thing that twilight ran into that prompted this thread. Any internet site that says "malware etc....found on your PC".....I say, yeah right...you're trying to put some on it. Or "perform a free evaluation of your PC's performance or exposure to viruses etc...." same thing.
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