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Offline Templario

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 11:48:12 PM »
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Offline lassie

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2012, 11:59:20 PM »
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Conspiracy theory time!

My theory is that the anti virus companies are the very people who create the viruses to create more demand for their products. AVG, McAfee, Norton, etc are the ones who are making the flippin' things!


Yes it strange i have tried 2 free anti virus programs, and they could not find any form for virus or spam or malware and they ran for 4 hours. But when i tried some of the programs that cost money, they found 35 virus/spam in a matter of seconds. strange i must say.
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Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2012, 12:33:50 AM »
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I actually had one of those. It was pretending to be AVG but it was obvious it was fake. But it did do a good job of screwing up my harddrive. I had no choice but to reinstall Windows from scratch.
 
To be honest i was wondering why Apple has remained for the most part immune to viruses. Virus makers have in the past targeted MS because they are a greedy corporation and they have a mainstream dominance. But lately it has swinged the other way with Apple overtaking MS in it's greed and dominance. So why are people still targeting Windows? Especially with Bill Gate's philanthropy? I don't think it's entirely a design flaw...

There are viruses for Mac OS but I have only ever ran into a handful. From my experience Apple tend to be on the ball more about these things than Microsoft. But I think thats down to the amount of butthurt from the communities that occures when a major infection happens.
 
To be fair I would hate to work in the department that has to deal with sorting out infections at Microsoft.
 
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Yes it strange i have tried 2 free anti virus programs, and they could not find any form for virus or spam or malware and they ran for 4 hours. But when i tried some of the programs that cost money, they found 35 virus/spam in a matter of seconds. strange i must say.

Yeah I noticed this too. AVG reported only two thirds the amount of attempted infections that Kaspersky did.

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Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2012, 12:40:35 AM »
You get what you pay for with virus software.  I use Eset products (Smart Security 5, site license), rock solid stuff.  Never had luck with any of the free solutions.

It's easy to blame MS for this, but the truth is that any OS with the market share Windows has is simply the one malicious coders code for.

If an Amiga OS variant had 90% market share we'd be in the same situation with it.
 

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Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2012, 01:09:54 AM »
But what about ios and android?
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Offline kedawa

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2012, 01:37:19 AM »
I got more viruses on my A500 than all the PCs I've ever owned.
Swapping floppies with strangers is a pretty high risk activity.
 

Offline persia

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2012, 02:19:23 AM »
Typically you put virus software on a Mac to make it feel more slow and clunky like a PC.
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Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 02:32:07 AM »
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I got it to work again :) i restored it to an early date, before the damn "virus" or malware or whatever it was. But thanks for the help.

You are welcome, im glad I could help :)


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Typically you put virus software on a Mac to make it feel more slow and clunky like a PC.

Huh my PC is all but slow, quick and responsive machine tho it costs :P I do nothing doggy on the net from Windows, I got Linux for that.
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Offline Einstein

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 11:22:28 AM »
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Yes it amazing how much junk that tries to attack your computer, and often they get right through with Windows :madashell:


Those junk don't "try to attack your computer, and often get right through with Windows". Instead, they try to attack your Windows, and often they get right through with (the help of) you :)
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Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2012, 01:33:12 PM »
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I actually had one of those. It was pretending to be AVG but it was obvious it was fake. But it did do a good job of screwing up my harddrive. I had no choice but to reinstall Windows from scratch.

To be honest i was wondering why Apple has remained for the most part immune to viruses. Virus makers have in the past targeted MS because they are a greedy corporation and they have a mainstream dominance. But lately it has swinged the other way with Apple overtaking MS in it's greed and dominance. So why are people still targeting Windows? Especially with Bill Gate's philanthropy? I don't think it's entirely a design flaw...


This reasoning is based on the premise that hackers target for specific reasons or have morals.  Hackers harm individuals not corporations.  So why do we believe they target corps like Microsoft?  Could it be that we apply that reason to justify something most people believe is clever.  What's clever about viruses or malware.  What's clever about destroing a disabled persons PC because they couldn't tell the malware from a legitimate download. That's sad and disrespectful.  Not the job of someone clever.
Simply, hackers are bullies and if you are a bully and no one can catch you, you want to do the most damage possible.  Why would you choose an OS in use by 15% of the population.  You wouldn't. So you choose an OS that has the most users.

PS: Stay away from the porn sites.  That free offer to get you a larger penis, that's malware.
 

Offline zipper

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2012, 03:13:41 PM »
I've been paying 25e per year for F-Secure and been quite happy with it. Last time when I got a suspicious post I could see how fast it got recognized by that software - it took some 4 hours and it was added to the database. There are good scanners in the net if you get something suspicious. A couple of times I got an infection from some website - and they weren't porn sites. S#it happens sometimes - but never caused too much trouble.
 

Offline Thorham

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2012, 03:32:17 PM »
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Hackers harm individuals not corporations.

Corporations are targeted by professional hackers for monetary gain. Only amateur hackers target individuals (unless there's something of value to gain from those individuals).

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So why do we believe they target corps like Microsoft?

Monetary gain. Not all hackers break into systems for the fun of it.

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What's clever about viruses or malware.

It's clever in the way it works when it works very well.

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Simply, hackers are bullies

Not all of them are, some or criminals who want to make money.

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PS: Stay away from the porn sites.

Why? Porn sites are plenty safe as long as you have certain plug-ins disabled. I use Opera, and have an 'Enable Plug-Ins' check box in my tool bar, and 99 percent of the time I have this unchecked.

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That free offer to get you a larger penis, that's malware.

When surfing porn, simply don't use the ads, and focus on the content.
 

Offline AmigaClassicRule

Re: my laptop got virus
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2012, 04:36:44 PM »
I in in love with Ubunutu. It is MY favorite Linux ever. When I have enough money I am going to donate $500 toward Ubunutu in their main website.

I also want to donate to WineHQ. If Wine can manage to be 100% compatible as Windows XP when running all PC app/software I will migrate to Ubunutu over XP.