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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.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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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
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    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
    ..Terminal..
    +1.. real men use CLI

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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
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    you have workflow issues.

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    you have workflow issues.
    I know, half my day could be saved if I didn't have to go back and redo all of my standards compliant work to behave with Windows products. On the other hand, It's like printing $100 bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    the pending mac vs. pc debate here is wicked lame.
    What is the best OS for The Front Range, and can it shuttle Apex ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    I know, half my day could be saved if I didn't have to go back and redo all of my standards compliant work to behave with Windows products. On the other hand, It's like printing $100 bills.
    ummm..obviously, you are not a golfer.

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    I got the 'Antivirus 2010' trojan virus too. This thing is the most evil infection I've seen. I got it from this forum, maybe one of the ads, even with full AV protection, behind a firewall.

    I was able to restore my pc w/o booting in safe mode. I downloaded Malwarebytes on another pc, exported the files to memory stick. Then booted the infected pc in regular mode, quickly removed the infected files from the start menu before they could launch. Then I installed Malwarebytes, ran full scan, deleted infected files. The whole process took about 30 minutes.
    Ok, here's the deal. I have a hangover. Who knows what that means?

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    oooohhh!

    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.



    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**
    Where do I go for Midget Porn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogidave
    Where do I go for Midget Porn?
    I didn't even know midget porn existed, yet all of you do. I must lead a sheltered life.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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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).
    CADD is coming back to macs soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by yinyang
    CADD is coming back to macs soon....
    Archicad already has a native Mac version as well.

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    What are these "ad" things people are referring to?

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    Huh,do you know which specific ad it was that caused this to happen and you sure it was served up by mtbr? I'm going to read that other thread. I'm running NAV Corporate and NAV Security Suite 2k10 on my Home PC. Haven't noticed any issues yet. Sure hope they aren't serving up trojans. I'll need to dig up my list of website scanners. Sounds like JSD303 mentioned some good tools I haven't heard of. Need to stay up on your game in this Wild Wild Web. Freaking Hax0rs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    but i guess it's really just more reason to avoid interacting with you morons.
    Hey, don't talk about SS and FT that way!
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    I know macs can get viruses blah blah blah but...

    I had a PC, had viruses, bought a mac and have never had to worry about any crap (plus I have windows vista AND mac osx on my MBP).

    P.S. you're only cool if you have a mac


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    Quote Originally Posted by williamprince
    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.
    Or whichever AV you choose (I have Symantec w/live update)

    But don't forget Firefox with AdBlock (min) and a script extension.

    And a firewall... I use ZoneAlarm; it's also free.

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    Let me edit...

    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle

    P.S. you're only cool if you have shares of AAPL..

    I guess when it's all but required, it's that much cooler.
    http://blogs.eweek.com/applewatch/co...and_words.html

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    I had almost ignored this thread and thought I had missed the infection, but wouldn't you know it, my wife came in today with the antivirus 2010 locking up her PC.

    I go through this about once/year on my wife's PC since she talks to all her friends/family back in Russia via message boards.

    My experience is that antivirus programs only do so much when it comes to cleaning up the mess left over after you remove the virus. You may have a 24 hr clock instead of 12, right clicks won't work. Properties won't work, etc...

    This is a fairly long process but what I normally do is go to a place like, http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

    You'll run Trend Micro Hijackthis and post the log. Then an IT Geek will tell you what to do next. Often they will write a script for you to remove and fix the registry entry's that are screwed up.

    Just my 2 cents. I wouldn't trust "just" the AV program to fix it for you since many of the newer trojans corrupt these also and make it look like you've cleaned your machine when you really haven't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    I know macs can get viruses blah blah blah but...

    I had a PC, had viruses, bought a mac and have never had to worry about any crap (plus I have windows vista AND mac osx on my MBP).

    P.S. you're only cool if you have a mac

    [Insert too large image that messes up the frame and makes everyone have to scroll now ! /]

    Baaaaaaaaa, baaaaaaaa, baaaaaaaa.

    Where there's that many sheep, the wolves are soon to follow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Baaaaaaaaa, baaaaaaaa, baaaaaaaa.

    Where there's that many sheep, the wolves are soon to follow....

    you ignorant old folks always crack me up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nca777
    My computer also does architectural work--we can't use giant ipods (macs).
    Having to use windows because your software is locked into that platform is a good reason to use windows.

    Using windows because you think a Mac is a toy is not a good reason.

    My computer does software development work... runs Oracle enterprise edition, a tomcat server, Eclipse IDE, Mail, Calendar, etc. Not having to waste money or time or computer resources on antivirus protection is a definite plus. Native shells running in a Unix environment sealed the deal for me. (cygwin on windows tries really hard, but nothing beats the real thing) Cleaner better user interfaces, easy to use "consumer tools" (iMovie, etc) is icing on the cake.

    I am definitely not a fanboi and dont want an Apple vs PC debate. I just use the best tool for the task at hand. A friend of mine put it well....
    Micro$oft is an evil company that makes crap I dont like.
    Apple is an evil company that makes stuff I like.

    Anyway, dont dismiss the value of using a safe(r) platform for your MTBR needs

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