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The next Serpo?

Postby longhaircowboy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:22 am

Don't look now but the Halloween pranks have begun. I present 'Botnet':
Stuart Miller already posted it to UFO Updates.
I think it's either Billy Meier or Mike Horn.
But then I'm just guessin.

** Mod Edit ** Broke possible harmful link - See warning message below
Save a horse, ride a cowboy. an internal rumor.
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Postby Access Denied » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:00 am

If you read UFO Updates then why didn't you post this warning message about clicking on that link?

Trojan Warning [was: SETI Search Over?] ... -005.shtml

So now not only are you spamming me, J. Ritzman, and Shawnna with emails begging us to join your "hot new blog" and ignoring our requests to STOP you pull this stunt?

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Postby I.P.Freely » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:42 am

What stunt? I would appreciate it if you would not be so vague for those of us who did click that link.
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Postby Access Denied » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:47 pm

The stunt is posting a link to a known malicious web site without warning.

This was posted on UFO Updates at the link I gave…

From: John Hayes <john.nul>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:19:29 +0100
Archived: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:03:47 -0400
Subject: Trojan Warning [was: SETI Search Over?]

Would advise anyone who has visited the link to check their

When I visited the blog to see what sort of site it was
Kaspersky Anti-Virus stopped two attempts to install

It's quite possible that the blog is using an exploited script
without the owner knowing.

The two addresses the trojan tries to come from are:

Several pages infected according to Google search

and - which comes back to Panama

Best wishes,

John Hayes

By the way I highly recommend downloading and installing "Spybot Search & Destroy" and then updating it and running a scan regularly…

It’s a free program so if you like it donate to support it. You might be surprised what it finds even if you have a good Antivirus program. It will probably find a lot of cookies which aren’t so much of a problem but it will also find any obscure spyware, adware, toolbars, etc. that managed to get past whatever real-time Antivirus scanner you're using. I run Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.x on all of my client’s machines (I manage well over 100 systems) and although it’s updated daily some stuff still slips through.
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Postby ryguy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:53 pm

Yes - I run both Spybot and Adaware to cover all of the bases (in addition to Anti-Virus). I do computer consulting on the side, and 90% of the calls are "the internet on my computer is sooooo slow...." - after running spybot & adaware there are usually something between 30 -50 spyware, adware, etc...just eating up the bandwidth. AD's advice above is excellent - Anti-Virus in combo with anti-spyware/adware....and remembering to run scans (or schedule them).

Also...for some reason having teenagers in the home tends to cause the computers in the house to become magnets for spyware/adware....

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