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#1 sschneid73

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:28 AM

Has anyone else experienced this? My computor was taken over by who knows who. It all of a sudden started to download files by itself. I had all kinds of windows popping up telling me that spyware and yada yada yada was on my computor. It got so bad that I couldn't even get on the internet anymore. Well I called my brother in law who owns a computor business and he looked at it for me. He just informened me yesterday that my computor was loaded with porn along with other junk. He said I must have opened up some e-mail with it attached or one of my hunting sights allowed someone to get into my computor. Luckily I never saw any of the downloaded files myself but saw that they were being downloaded. I am on my daughters computor right now while I am babysitting my grandson. It will be a while before I get mine back so just wanted to inform you all what was up. Jer I remember a while back when some idiot was on here and he had listed a bunch of porn addresses. Is it possible that he was able to infest any of us with that junk? Just wondering. Sometimes I do open up mail that has my name on it and usually it is a drug company for lower cost precriptions or investments of some sorts. Well I just won't open anything anymore that I am not 100% certain who it is from. Talk to you all later when the ol machine is fixed.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:44 AM

...Jer I remember a while back when some idiot was on here and he had listed a bunch of porn addresses. Is it possible that he was able to infest any of us with that junk? Just wondering...


No. Not possible. It sounds as if you had/have a trojan. There is still only one way to pick one of those up that I know of and that is executing one onto your machine. Usually it's an e-mail attachment. Sometimes it's from visiting a web site that purposely has them hidden in their files. There are a few malicious attacks that can be hidden in scripts these days. (Actually, the amount is growing.) But, again, these would not be found on any legitimate website. (Usually they are found on web sites that are just fronts for such activity... Such as porn websites. The surfer hits the site looking for porn and all they get is a bug if they don't have any anti-virus protection.)

I would strongly suggest that if you have no anti-virus / anti-malware software you download and regularly run...
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
and either
AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition
or
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal

They are free, so there are no excuses. One really can not be on the Internet or receive e-mail with a PC without at least this level of protection these days.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:17 AM

Good to know.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:26 AM

Some hunting sites are bad news.

The other day I was at one and found ring tones that sounded like elk, turkeys etc. I decided what the heck. Before I knew it my cell phone was getting jammed with text messages, I never received the ring tone. Finally after 10 bucks worth of charges I got it removed.



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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:53 AM

Some hunting sites are bad news.

The other day I was at one and found ring tones that sounded like elk, turkeys etc. I decided what the heck. Before I knew it my cell phone was getting jammed with text messages, I never received the ring tone. Finally after 10 bucks worth of charges I got it removed.


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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:03 AM

While we're here, the "crap" advertising posts we used to have here were from spam bots. Kind of like the way a search engine bot crawls the Internet in search of information to list in their search engines, spam bots search the Internet for, among other things, forums it can register with to spam advertising. They do what they do simply by registering... There is no compromise of any system.

As you may or may not have noticed, the new forums have features in place to distinguish a human from a computer/bot upon registration. (You know those annoying images with numbers and letters in them that you have to type into a box before you can complete registration for certain things? Well, that's one such measure we have in place here that wasn't available on the old forums.) I'm not saying we will never be spammed again, but already we've gone from one or two bot registrations a week to nothing since we've been here even though the old board is shut down with a link pointing directly to this one.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:28 AM

The adaware program works real well. I use it every day, after being online, and it always finds something in the form of a cookie or browser cache. If it's a real problem, then I have my antivirus program make a house call, or do a full system purge and reprogram the whole puter. Another one that works well is the spybot search and destroy. Good luck to you on the demons that have taken over your system.




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