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Postby Guru13 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:44 am

So I was bein' all illegal and tried to watch Taken online (shoot me if you must), and I got myself a doozie of a virus. It not only put this nice little ex down on the bottom right toolbar of my screen that pops up every few seconds saying "you've got a security problem!", but it has now logged me out of the cafe, which is what has me really concerned, much less it's extreme annoying-ness...O I forgot to mention it keeps putting pop ups to a website that it's clearly promoting. What do I do? I'm running an AVG scan but whoopdie freakin' doo, that'll probably accomplish nothing. pleeeeaasssseee help me!
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby confused_jake » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:02 am

Man that sucks, i've had my fair share of viruses and I don't think theres a real solid way too get rid of them. Hopefully someone else can help. Were you getting it off of like limewire? those places are usually really unreliable, id suggest using bit torrent instead.
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:43 am

I'd suggest you stop breaking the law. :-D :-B !+)
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:05 am

If moon was here he'd tell you what to do...I haven't talked to him in ages though. You could check the tech forum at the Home Cafe, and do a search for other threads where people have asked for help with viruses. You could look through GT as well. ;-D

Oh and quit stealing. :-B
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby RiffRaff » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:51 am

The studios are actually placing a lot of these bogus files on the websites. Bit torents are not exempt from this either. You got what you paid for. ;-)


Time to reformat and start over or pay $100 for that movie and have someone remove the virus.
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:52 am

Avira's Antivir is free...you could try that and running whatever spyware programs you have too...if not you may have to wipe that baby clean

...and hypothetically, if i were downloading stuff from Limewire (i.e. pr0n), i'd be sure to virus scan the file before opening it
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby knapplc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:00 pm

Macintosh. ;-)
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby dream_017 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:29 pm

knapplc wrote:Macintosh. ;-)

They never get a virus O:-)
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby Metroid » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:03 pm

dream_017 wrote:
knapplc wrote:Macintosh. ;-)

They never get a virus O:-)

Still nothing even remotely close to what PC's get. We have never had a problem with our Mac Book Pro, but our home PC has been infected so many times it's not even funny, and it's actually sitting dormant right now because it's so infected. I will never spend money on anything other than a Mac again.
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Re: ick, this is bad...

Postby Guru13 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:05 pm

no it wasn't on limewire and I was gonna use a torrent but that takes a long time, I'm gonna run a whole bunch of scans and see what happens.
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