Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Anth, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. blue-sash

    blue-sash Banned Banned

    Best free anti-virus.

    Go and download "stinger" from computer associates inc.
    CA make McAfee anti-virus, but stinger is their emergency sw.

    Someone I know bought a new Sony Vaio laptop and it was infected with several viruses, and a couple of interesting trojans too.
    Stinger shifted the lot!

    Or do like I do, and don't use windozes.
    Get a copy of RedHat Linux 9.0 or fedora.
    Virus free operating system!

  2. CKava

    CKava Just one more thing... Supporter

  3. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    It's Network Associates that make McAfee.

    Not Computer Associates, who have their own Anti Virus Software - e-Trust.

    Cheers. :)
  4. blue-sash

    blue-sash Banned Banned

    Yep! your right it isn't Computer associates.
    Silly mistake.
    cheers for correcting me.
  5. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

  6. La Mancha

    La Mancha Valued Member

    Virus alert

    Heads up all.
    Received from Trend Micro today.

    Dear Trend Micro customer,

    As of July 26, 2004 8:31 AM (GMT -7:00 Daylight Savings Time), TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_MYDOOM.M. TrendLabs has received several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in Singapore, Germany and the US.

    This worm spreads via email through SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).

    The details of the email it sends are as follows:

    Subject: (any of the following)
    . The original message was included as attachment The/Your m/Message could not be delivered
    . hello
    . hi error
    . status
    . test
    . report
    . delivery failed
    . Message could not be delivered
    . Mail System Error - Returned Mail
    . Delivery reports about your e-mail
    . Returned mail: see transcript for details
    . Returned mail: Data format error

    Attachment: (any of the following)
    . %s.scr
    . %s.exe
    . %s.pif
    . %s.bat

    TrendLabs will be releasing the following EPS deliverables:

    TMCM Outbreak Prevention Policy - 122 (released)
    Official Pattern Release - 1.945.00 (ETA: 30 mins)
    Damage Cleanup Template - 384 (ETA: 2 hours)
    Network VirusWall (NVW) Pattern 134 - (ETA: 3 hours)
    Vulnerability Assessment (MS04-014) - Already Supported

    For more information on WORM_MYDOOM.M, you can visit our Web site at:

  7. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    couldnt this have been posted in the Computing Forum, or more specifically here?

    ;) :)
  8. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Tadaaaaaaaa.... :D
  9. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    nice one boss :)

    in case anyone is wondering, La Mancha's post above was originally a thread in General Discussion which the boss moved here :)
  10. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    No. You just imagined it. :D
  11. La Mancha

    La Mancha Valued Member

    Sorry my idea was more people might see it in the general forum.

  12. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    Not if we are looking in the Computing Forum. :D :eek: :D
  13. La Mancha

    La Mancha Valued Member

    Question how many people go to the general forum and how many come here?
    Unless you are looking for something computer related i bet the first place is one of the general or MA specific forums.

  14. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    In that case let's scrap all the forum areas and just have one big General Forum :D

    Virus posts would be considered Off Topic in General Discussion as it's for General Discussion of Martial Arts!
  15. Scarlet Mist

    Scarlet Mist Banned Banned

    New Virus I just caught and had to get stinger to kill it. It's the Bagel 32 v virus. It's not particularly nasty or anything, but it may get you fired. It hacks into your email system and sends itself to all your contacts. In addition it writes a large number of files (about 270 files I think) and calls them "xxx hardcore porn", or "cool cool anal hentai", or something equally incriminating. The files just sit on your hard drive and slow your computer down a little bit.

    Nasty little bugger ...
  16. La Mancha

    La Mancha Valued Member

    Ok Yoda so it would be off topic, the point is to get it to as many people as possible and I personally dont think that most people who come here go to the computing forum first.
    The answer? I dont know but as you are "the boss" so be it.
    Any ideas on how to bring it to the forumites attention if it is posted in computing forum?
    It would seem that it would be best if I for one stopped posting virus warnings as I get them.

  17. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    erm, the New Posts function? if it's on there and is a Sticky, there's a good possibility that people will take notice ;)
  18. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    No - please continue - just post them in their allocated area - the sticky post in the Computer forum.
  19. La Mancha

    La Mancha Valued Member

    Very true and there is also the possibility that as its a sticky they might think they have read it before and so not read it again.
    As I said I dont know the answer so I will just stop posting warnings.

  20. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    It does show up as being an updated Thread in "New Posts" and "Today's Posts" when somebody posts something new in it.


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