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(Apr 04 2012 02:14 AM)Nimda Wrote:  No, there isn't. They affect computers vurnable to them. Their are too many viruses to list, so they dont have a list of the Top 10, but you can find more info online about common viruses.
Oh, ok. Are there any viruses that can reprogram (legit) anti-virus programs?
I've got a friend who's Norton Security told him he had hundreds of critical viruses headed towards his computer. It didn't seem quite normal, to be honest.
I suppose this is similar to the McAfee thing everybody is talking about on this thread. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Some viruses can shut down your anti virus but I don't think they can do anything else. I think your friends computer is either being hacked were a hacker is sending viruses towards him or he is on a website trying to download programs wirlth viruses in them. Correct me if I am wrong. Also, I don't think it is similar to the cases with the Mcfee.

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Nimda, actual "hacking" is an incredibly rare thing involving civilians - you have to really anger the wrong damn person to ever be at risk of "being hacked".

The most likely thing is he's either got ahold of a virus that is hijacking his browser and forcing him to visit infected sites, or his Norton is just freaking out over something - Norton is known for going haywire at the slightest provocation, and occasionally one or two viruses will send it into a frenzy.

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Opps. Sorry. Sorry I was using the wrong words. And yes, Norton is basically sensitive to viruses. It acts like someone on fire... anyways, again, has anyone tried ESET yet? I might consider buying it...

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Apr 07 2012 07:49 PM
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(Apr 07 2012 02:36 PM)Nimda Wrote:  Well how did you update the Mcafee software? Did you do the update directly from the Mcafee or somewhere else, like a website?

Directly from MacAfee...

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Hmm... did he say anything else? Any details?

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Apr 07 2012 09:20 PM
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I'm afraid I might get one now because a moderator on another website was stupid enough to abuse his power and post my IP.

Then I report him, and, guess what? He gets away with that, and bans me. What an idiot.

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Post: #128

Uh oh. I'm afraid for you. People do abuse power, that's for sure. Make sure to turn on your firewall! This will give you enough time to disconnect from the Internet so people cant attack you with viruses.

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Apr 07 2012 09:31 PM
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Yeah, but it's okay, and then I got on my friend's account so I could tell them this:

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You know proxys only protect you from websites trying to find your Ip. You need to change your proxy in order to stop people from attacking you. They already know your real IP address..

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Apr 07 2012 09:48 PM
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Oh, because I just updated them all last week, thought I was good...aw.

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What do you mean by updating them? The software? Plus, when did this happen?

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I updated the software.

And, this happened this morning.

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Post: #134

I'm still panicing. I don't know how to help you. I'm scared. I'm alone. I have no life... Anyways just remember to turn off the Internet if people decide to attack. This will cut off the connection to your computer. BEWARE OF THE HACKERS.

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What makes it worse is that one of the members knows some hacker friends that are GOOD at what they do.

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Post: #136

I am a hacker. And yes you can actually learn how to hack. Its not hard...

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Yeah, but these guys are insane and work for a big company in Sweden.

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I am fairly certain you have very little to be concerned about, to be honest.

I think you're all taking the word "hacker" and letting your imaginations run wild - the internet really is not a place where there are actual people willfully sending viruses after people at little to no provocation; pretty much all viruses are obtained via background scripts running in web pages, ads, or in emails. Unless you have some information extremely valuable to foreign interests, or a lot of money, or you're just running around making an carp out of yourself in front of the wrong people, you are in as much danger of being willfully "hacked" as you are of being bitten by a shark while sitting in your livingroom.

You guys are using the word "hacker" like it's 1998.

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Its more like a 60's word... Anyways, I don't think anyone would try to hack your computer. That would be basically useless... unless you have a bunch of valuebal stuff on the computer... or if they wanted to be a bully...

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I honestly don't get the point of a virus that just messes up your computer and nothing else.

Like, really, you gain nothing.

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