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Virus Warning

Postby Goat » Thu, 13Dec12 20:14

My Antivirus programme has within the last two week taken to marking up every attempt to get into the Games pages as having a known threat and then closing me down.
Occasionally I can get in via another host but normally everything is blocked. I can as you see get into the Forum.

Is this an overproteced programme or could there be something on the web? I have a number of times been hacked by false police websites demanding I pay fines etc so probelm may be lurking on my machine.

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Re: Virus Warning

Postby LRM » Thu, 13Dec12 21:45

I'm in the USA and using AVG free.
I've never gotten any flag for Shark's games (not even with McAfee or Norton).
I've gotten a few with some of the other downloads, but once downloaded and scanned there is nothing to be wary of. I'll admit I don't even try Russian sites or rarely any oriental sites.
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Re: Virus Warning

Postby Greebo » Thu, 13Dec12 23:12

Use Linux! I've yet to come across malware that can do anything more than take control of a Firefox tab and make it necessary to kill the browser and knock out the offending tab when restarting. Windoze tailored viruses are handled like water off a duck's back -- no AV software needed!

The main problem is when you absolutely must use software written purely for Windoze and Wine can't handle it -- Serif PagePlus is annoying like that. Most of the software I use works natively under Linux and it's usually completely free too

Regarding the lagoon, there's nothing more dangerous than the odd great white or perhaps a siren on a rock. I suspect the AV software you're using is the main culprit
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Re: Virus Warning

Postby Rikwar » Fri, 13Dec13 09:30

Goat wrote:My Antivirus programme has within the last two week taken to marking up every attempt to get into the Games pages as having a known threat and then closing me down.
Occasionally I can get in via another host but normally everything is blocked. I can as you see get into the Forum.

Is this an overproteced programme or could there be something on the web? I have a number of times been hacked by false police websites demanding I pay fines etc so probelm may be lurking on my machine.

Shame have hardly got started on The Campus.
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@Goat..first thing to do is to get rid of those ' false police websites or better known as Ransomware
Download ComboFix http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
followed by Malwarebytes free http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
Start be running a scan with ComboFix, once done do another full scan with Malwarebytes
If your unable to download the above use another computer you may have or a friends, copy to a USBflash drive or CD and install you may need to start up your computer in safe mode using F8
If you have any questions just reply here or by PM !
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Re: Virus Warning

Postby Goat » Fri, 13Dec13 12:02

Thanks Guys/Dolls.
Will see what I can do. Greebo to the oldy I am that was fascinating information, but not inthe English I use....!
but checking the Ransom site looks about doable

Hopefully back and playing. Mind you in 40 years of biology teaching no-one thought to demo the synovial nodes in quite such a quaint way! Would get me about 5 years and on the banned from teaching list!!

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Re: Virus Warning

Postby Greebo » Fri, 13Dec13 12:41

Goat wrote:Thanks Guys/Dolls.
Will see what I can do. Greebo to the oldy I am that was fascinating information, but not inthe English I use....!

I am probably older than many lagoon denizens think -- it's surprising how many years go by when you've got nine lives! Maybe I'm just a bit more computer literate than others of my age having been in the industry as a custom military spec computer power supply engineer for quite a while in the past [img]images/icones/icon13.gif[/img]
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