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« on: December 15, 2009, 09:25:25 PM »
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Re: virus
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 12:36:03 AM »
Go here and do everything they say.

http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22

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Re: virus
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 09:17:50 AM »
I have a virus from this site.  Sometimes new internet tabs keep popping up repeatedly from this site until my Internet Explorer just freezes.

It's not possible for me to get a virus from this site without clicking on external links, at least I don't think it is. So which of you are hackers?  Do you not like my posts? heh.  ;)

You need to install a Fort Knox like quality security anti invasion from any internet invaders of any type program on your PC.

This is one of the best ones:
http://www.eset.com/

And Yeah, the weird ads served that pop-up here have some strange take over your PC things in them. 

You pretty much need to double up with an internet condom to protect you so you don't get an IVD.
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Re: virus
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 12:42:52 PM »
Good virus/spyware program doesn't always cut it.  I learned that recently when I got a really stubborn trojan horse.  The spybot people spent about a week working with me and got it cleaned up nicely.

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Re: virus
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 01:23:54 PM »
Go here and do everything they say.

http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22

I have a pretty good virus/spyware program in place.  My problem is exclusive to this website.  It's not ads that are popping up, it's multiple "law school discussion" tabs (I have multi-tab Internet Explorer browsing) that keep popping up over and over.  This doesn't happen for any other website.  And since I don't click on external links here, my only guess is that there is a hacker lurking on here, most likely associated somehow with this website and is able to get my IP.


In addition to a good anti-virus/anti-spyware program (which one are you using? many of them suck), you need to make sure it is set to check daily to update itself with the current signatures of things that are threats. 

You should also install an ad-block extension/add-on to your browser. 

Many of the ads that get served when viewing this site do funky things to your PC. There has been one recently with a goldfish in the picture that when it loaded up would produce sounds out of your speakers even with a good anti-virus/ant-spyware program installed.

I doubt it is a hacker.

In addition, install and use a different browser.  MS Internet Explorer is a giant resource hog that slows down your PC big time.  Firefox and google Chrome are good ones that are pretty lean and not resource hogs like IE is. 

With the current and past versions of Firefox you can install an extension called Ad Block Plus for free and all the ads are gone and the pages load much faster. 

There is also a free ad-block extension for the google chrome browser that you can install quickly once you've installed chrome. 

Bottom line: stop using MS Internet Explorer, install the current version of either or both Firefox and google chrome, then install the ad-block extensions and your problem should be solved and you will be able to browse much more quickly without any problems.

Downloading and installing both Firefox, google chrome and then the associated ad-block add-ons for each of them doesn't take long at all if you have a high speed internet connection and then your problems will be gone.


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Re: virus
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 06:32:49 PM »
I would agree that this is most likely caused by ad sponsors. Unfortunately most AV-programs dont protect against ads. Aside from installing an ad-blocker you could simply switch from Internet explorer, which is probably the most vulnerable and insecure browser there is, to Firefox or Opera. These have strong ad-blocking integrated though you probably have to enable it in the options first. Honestly you should give it try, most people who switch to Firefox are like "Why didn't I do this before?"... ;)
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Re: virus
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 03:48:53 AM »
I would agree that this is most likely caused by ad sponsors. Unfortunately most AV-programs dont protect against ads. Aside from installing an ad-blocker you could simply switch from Internet explorer, which is probably the most vulnerable and insecure browser there is, to Firefox or Opera. These have strong ad-blocking integrated though you probably have to enable it in the options first. Honestly you should give it try, most people who switch to Firefox are like "Why didn't I do this before?"... ;)

The thing is, I don't think this is happening to anyone else and I don't think my system is really any less secure than mmost people's.  I do believe I am being targeted and this is not a normal virus.  Viruses tend to be more consistent with their symptoms.  I also don't think an ad virus is capable of preventing me from re-formatting...the most malicious viruses tend to be associated by clicking on random links when surfing the web.

It has happened to and does continue to happen to other people.  

RE: "I also don't think an ad virus is capable of preventing me from re-formatting",

It sounds like you might have gotten a root kit somehow, been perusing any porn sites?  They are notorious for having stuff that infects your PC in various ways and much of the malicious code IS contained in ads that are served up by various websites.  Call them ITD's rather than STD's

Put a hardware firewall in place (a router), clean up your PC with CCleaner and use a good AV/AD program that updates itself daily.  



no, I haven't been "perusing porn sites".  I am well aware that porn sites are the biggest source of viruses.  The origin of this virus is without question from this site.

Have you seen a virus that messes with my typing window?  Even as I am typing right now, the window scroll bar (the one within LSD that controls this message) keeps going up, so I can't see what I'm typing unless I type really fast.  It's hard to explain, but basically this is a way to prevent me from posting on this site.

I've experienced the same thing even with having Fort Knox security running.  It depends on the browser you are using.  Plus, Andrew, the board owner/controller, has made some software changes/supposed upgrades in the last few weeks.  Notice that now, no matter what browser you are using, when you press 'preview' for your post before pressing 'post' that you get mainly a big purplish/maroon box where you cannot see your text?

He screwed something up along the way with his supposed UPGRADE actions.  


what's weird though is that this only happens with my laptop, and not a desktop PC that I tried, which is used by somebody else in the apartment.

It's probably because you are using MS Internet Explorer.  I just tried it out with a PC running XP and another one running Vista and tried MS IE, Firefox and google chrome.  With both PC's I had that problem using IE but not with firefox or chrome.

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Re: virus
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 02:11:32 PM »
I would agree that this is most likely caused by ad sponsors. Unfortunately most AV-programs dont protect against ads. Aside from installing an ad-blocker you could simply switch from Internet explorer, which is probably the most vulnerable and insecure browser there is, to Firefox or Opera. These have strong ad-blocking integrated though you probably have to enable it in the options first. Honestly you should give it try, most people who switch to Firefox are like "Why didn't I do this before?"... ;)

The thing is, I don't think this is happening to anyone else and I don't think my system is really any less secure than mmost people's.  I do believe I am being targeted and this is not a normal virus.  Viruses tend to be more consistent with their symptoms.  I also don't think an ad virus is capable of preventing me from re-formatting...the most malicious viruses tend to be associated by clicking on random links when surfing the web.

It has happened to and does continue to happen to other people.  

RE: "I also don't think an ad virus is capable of preventing me from re-formatting",

It sounds like you might have gotten a root kit somehow, been perusing any porn sites?  They are notorious for having stuff that infects your PC in various ways and much of the malicious code IS contained in ads that are served up by various websites.  Call them ITD's rather than STD's

Put a hardware firewall in place (a router), clean up your PC with CCleaner and use a good AV/AD program that updates itself daily.  



no, I haven't been "perusing porn sites".  I am well aware that porn sites are the biggest source of viruses.  The origin of this virus is without question from this site.

Have you seen a virus that messes with my typing window?  Even as I am typing right now, the window scroll bar (the one within LSD that controls this message) keeps going up, so I can't see what I'm typing unless I type really fast.  It's hard to explain, but basically this is a way to prevent me from posting on this site.

I've experienced the same thing even with having Fort Knox security running.  It depends on the browser you are using.  Plus, Andrew, the board owner/controller, has made some software changes/supposed upgrades in the last few weeks.  Notice that now, no matter what browser you are using, when you press 'preview' for your post before pressing 'post' that you get mainly a big purplish/maroon box where you cannot see your text?

He screwed something up along the way with his supposed UPGRADE actions.  


what's weird though is that this only happens with my laptop, and not a desktop PC that I tried, which is used by somebody else in the apartment.

It's probably because you are using MS Internet Explorer.  I just tried it out with a PC running XP and another one running Vista and tried MS IE, Firefox and google chrome.  With both PC's I had that problem using IE but not with firefox or chrome.



The PC is also running XP/IE and receives the microsoft updates regularly.

This troubles me.

Install the current version of Firefox then install the add-on called ad block plus and you should be fine.

A great site for downloading all sorts of utilities and stuff and that is legal is:

http://www.filehippo.com/
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Re: virus
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 05:53:20 PM »
Since when did you two become "bestest high fiving" buddies?

Ah viruses. Both virtual and physical. They bring people together.

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 08:22:17 PM »
Since when did you two become "bestest high fiving" buddies?

Ah viruses. Both virtual and physical. They bring people together.

That's a big stretch of interpretation.  A tech question was asked and I put in my $.02 since I know a lot about such matters.  I don't think it makes us "bestest high fiving" buddies.

When people ask legitimate questions that I know something about, time permitted, I answer them.  Simple as that.
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