Check Your Computer !!

Discussion in 'Corrections / Suggestions' started by ccheese, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. ccheese

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    Yesterday I had the occasion to go to Wikipedia to look for something about
    the Lady Be Good. After I found what I wanted, McAfee's Anti-Virus program notified
    me that I had "downloaded" a trojan. I didn't download anything from "Wiki".

    The filename of this perp is WMEDIA106.EXE, and it's known as
    "backdoor.coreflood". I did a "search" for the name, and it was found
    in my C:\WINTT\System32 folder. (We're running Windows 2000). I
    had not executed the program. According to Symantec, this program
    is installed by someone who uses it to gain control of your machine,
    remotely. Oh yea, I deleted the program, then dumped the trash.

    Won't take but a minute to look for it, so I suggest you do so because
    most of us use "Wiki"

    Charles
     
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    Thanks for advising Charles, will check it out...
     
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    Just searched for it, not on this computer....thanks for the heads up Mr C!!
     
  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I'm clean, thanks for the heads up.

    You still used 2000?
     
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    Clean here as well.

    Why not 2000? I believe Wojtek even uses win98 :D
     
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    Well, this *is* a website dedicated to technologically obsolete equipment. :lol:

    Searched, and clean! Thanks for the heads-up, though.
     
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    Yes, I'm clean, but thanks for the warning Charles.
     
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    Thanks for looking out for us Charles.Its good of you

    I hate any type of virus but espicially the type that if you click on a page it gives you one even if you don't download anything
     
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    This is the company computer, Chris. At home I use Vista.

    Charles
     
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    This machine and my soon-to-be-retired gamer are both Win98...lol

    :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the head up Charles; but looks like I'm in the clear.
     
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    Yep it is true.I haven't had any problems with the OS so far.Though there are some troubles occasionally but easy to fix them.
    But thanks Charles for the info.:D
     
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    Thanks for the head's up Charles!

    My Windows XP Desktop doesn't have it, and my MacBook is safe because they can't run .exe files, but I still checked just to be sure.
     
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    nothing here...and I'm running XPhome
     
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    Checked my laptop (Vista) and nothing (Desktop isn't currently connected to the internet).

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    thanks for the heads up charles, just checked my computer and thankfully found nothing!
     
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    Quick update. Today, I suddenly got a 'Windows' alert that a virus, a worm and another nasty had invaded, and that one of them was 'stealing' I.D. etc.
    After trying, unsuccessfully, to follow the 'Windows' anti - virus procedure, and ending up with the PC virtually unusable due to all the different flash screens popping up literally every 5 or 10 seconds, I called my software designer friend who came round and had a look. He manged to access this thing, and identified it as a fake! Had to run AVG for an hour and a half to clean up, and AVG also identified this thing as 'Fake programme, anti virus'.
    So beware, there's a counterfeit Microsoft programme circulating, which looks genuine, with what appear to be all the right logos etc. It aint, its a baddy!
    Terry.
     
  19. Catch22

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    Thanks for the heads up. But it brings up the questions: why do people do this?
     
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    I think there'd be multiple reasons .Proberly the biggest one would be they're pissed off with the world because its not how they want it to be so they do this Sh!t to piss everyone off ,therefore in there own F**ked heads they somehow feel better.Bunch of F**kwits who just make everyones day harder

    They wouldn't wana meet me down a dark alley way
     
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