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    Viruses in the forum

    This forum is full of viruses, whether it be the forum itself or th ads i dont know. Just and FYI. I stepped up my security, but i guess it's really just more reason to avoid interacting with you morons.

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    Still running Winblows huh?

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    A house full of Windows systems, and not one virus.

    1) block ads by modifying your host file
    2) run a trustworthy anti-virus
    3) don't install "stuff"
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    I've never gotten a virus off mtbr. Windows and a boat load of protection.
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    They have been working on it


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    Quote Originally Posted by scar

    Yup.

    Good luck everyone else. It's Antivirus 2011 or another similar, probably through one of the ads. Have fun getting rid of it should you be so lucky. By the way, it has nothing to do with 'installing,' or downloading things. My computer also does architectural work--we can't use giant ipods (macs).

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    I know, it stinks: my home PC got infected and it was brutal getting it cleaned up. I've been avoiding the main page and forums, strictly going straight to the classifieds maybe in a futile attempt to minimize exposure. I'm at work now and they have a ton of firewall and a/v protections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    Yup.

    Good luck everyone else. It's Antivirus 2011 or another similar, probably through one of the ads. Have fun getting rid of it should you be so lucky. By the way, it has nothing to do with 'installing,' or downloading things.
    I got it earlier this year from one of the pop up ad's at Webshots. One of those nice ones that runs when you tell it to close. Nothing would clean it, so I was forced to reformat/ reinstall.

    I now only use Firefox with No-Script and AdBlock

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    I got one from So Cal Trailriders (via google search, I'm not cheating on you FR).
    I was at work looking for certain info, and I figured it was a safe site... NOPE

    Funny thing is- the IS dept guy came by and insisted I was lookin at porn while at work, and said so in front of my co-workers. Bike porn maybe, but not what he was describing.

    So, I went to neighbor computer and went to the same bike website.
    "It doesn't look like porn to me, buddy... and now you have 2 computers to fix."

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    Formatting shouldn't be necessary... Download and boot from a disk like UBCD4Win and then launch Superantispyware to remove anything it finds after running EZPCFix to remove any IE temp files etc... Combofix will help remove any rootkits... then Malwarebytes AntiMalware will clean up the rest. You can use processexplorer and hijackthis also to help determine what's running on the system... Make sure you have a good AV program and keep your system patched with Windows Updates... Patch applications with attack vectors including updating Acrobat Reader and Flash often (if you must use them)... Block ads and scripts in your browser... There isn't a silver bullet for this stuff, besides running Linux/Mac to avoid most of the attacks.

    Latest study showed that most of these infections are NOT coming from porn sites, but from sites with lazy admins that aren't patching their servers. So the old idea that people are surfing for porn to get this crap is just ignorant..

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/30/unsafe_surfing/

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    So does this mean I can't blame my wife's facebook stuff?

    Seriously though our computer caught some bug that ended up causing Mozilla to crash every time we opened it. Using Safari (on a PC) and so far seems to be working but...

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    Unsolicited Advice

    If you want to secure your pc on the cheap, use a combination of the following:

    -AVG Antivirus (you can set it up to download new definitions and run a scan daily)
    -Malwarebytes Anti-malware (I download new definitions and run it every Friday)
    -Spybot S&D

    These are all free for personal use. No guarantees, but I've been using these on 4 Windows machines at home that are always connected to the internet (and on mtbr pretty regularly)...so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    My computer also does architectural work--we can't use giant ipods (macs).
    Linux.

    Fire up Virtualbox when I need Windows apps (have both Archicad and and AutoCad on there).

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    Uggh... I'm having Windows95 flashbacks... and Windows 98 flashbacks... and Windows 98SE flashbacks... and Windows ME flashbacks... and Windows NT 4.0 flashbacks... and Windows 2000 flashbacks... and Windows XP flashbacks... and Windows Vista flashbacks... and Windows... err that was the end of the line for me.

    Put Windows in a VM where it belongs.

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    Really easy and cheap fix:

    Download and install 'Malwarebytes.'

    Run a full scan in safe mode. Its the ONLY way to get rid of the really nasty viruses like 'Antvirus 2010' without formatting your HD.



    PS

    I know how it is, my girlfriend still thinks I was going to nasty porn sites...Everyone knows you nly get the nasty viruses from the midget porn sites**

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Linux.

    Fire up Virtualbox when I need Windows apps (have both Archicad and and AutoCad on there).
    Way too slow from what I hear.

    I'm sitting here running photoshop, autocad, outlook, and ie at the same time. Its just another complication I dont want to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    Really easy and cheap fix:

    Download and install 'Malwarebytes.'

    Run a full scan in safe mode. Its the ONLY way to get rid of the really nasty viruses like 'Antvirus 2010' without formatting your HD.
    That only works if you still can boot to safe mode. The version of "Security" I got disabled everyway to get to safe mode as well as blocking task manager.

    I was able to enter my BIOS and boot from disk, do a "repair", then run Malwarebytes, but even after removing it, it had hosed so much, that it was easier to reformat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    Yup.

    Good luck everyone else. It's Antivirus 2011 or another similar, probably through one of the ads. Have fun getting rid of it should you be so lucky. By the way, it has nothing to do with 'installing,' or downloading things. My computer also does architectural work--we can't use giant ipods (macs).
    What do you mean? I run Revit on my Mac and it works like a champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    Way too slow from what I hear.

    I'm sitting here running photoshop, autocad, outlook, and ie at the same time. Its just another complication I dont want to deal with.
    Depends on your hardware. You can build a Nehalem quad-core workstation for under a grand these days that will run multiple concurrent VM's without even trying. But hey, if you like forking out cash to Redmond for an outdated subpar OS and apps then be my guest. Enjoy those viruses as a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    That only works if you still can boot to safe mode. The version of "Security" I got disabled everyway to get to safe mode as well as blocking task manager.

    I was able to enter my BIOS and boot from disk, do a "repair", then run Malwarebytes, but even after removing it, it had hosed so much, that it was easier to reformat.
    Wow. You must have been looking at german midget tubgirl porn. That some serious penetration.

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    My giant ipod is running all of this right now as it does pretty much everyday. Seems to be OK.

    Terminal
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    Photoshop
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    Flash
    In Design
    Final Cut
    Sorenson Squeeze
    Aperture
    Firefox
    Safari
    Entourage
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    Windows xp X 2
    Windows Vista
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    Forums themselves are viral... bwaa haa haa haa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
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    the pending mac vs. pc debate here is wicked lame. you own a mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    My giant ipod is running all of this right now as it does pretty much everyday. Seems to be OK.

    Terminal
    Dream Weaver
    SubEthaEdit
    MAMP
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Flash
    In Design
    Final Cut
    Sorenson Squeeze
    Aperture
    Firefox
    Safari
    Entourage
    Quicktime
    Windows xp X 2
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    you have workflow issues.

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