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Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
---urgent message--

Help! A fellow GLPer is at risk of losing out on some major DOOMage!!
Stop.
I caught a nasty virus from a formerly trusted uhh, adult site.
Stop.
It's disguised as a regular security feature on most PC's.
Stop.
Does anyone know how to banish this demon? --besides getting a Mac haha.
Don't know why I'm writing as a telegram... Bear with me DOOM overload today :)

Thank you ladies and germs
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04/07/2011 10:41 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
Maybe you should have stayed away from the "Adult sites". They are notorious for harboring malware and viruses.
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04/07/2011 10:41 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
wipe it and start over... my wife picked it up off an email. Antivirus didn't pick it up.
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04/07/2011 10:43 PM
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Run linux and you won't have that problem.
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04/07/2011 10:45 PM
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Maybe you should have stayed away from the "Adult sites". They are notorious for harboring malware and viruses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1311657


Alas, hindsight is 4:20.. or something
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04/07/2011 10:47 PM
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wipe it and start over... my wife picked it up off an email. Antivirus didn't pick it up.
 Quoting: Brutalsun


I was afraid of that one. I've been throwing everything I've got at this one but it's a stubborn one to say the least. Oh well, it's the only option left.. sigh...
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04/07/2011 10:57 PM
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Maybe you should have stayed away from the "Adult sites". They are notorious for harboring malware and viruses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1311657


Alas, hindsight is 4:20.. or something
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237967


big_smile
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04/07/2011 11:00 PM
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Use Linux and this problem wouldn't happen.
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04/07/2011 11:04 PM
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Anyway, here's how you need to do this:

1. Get an external HDD (to back up your files).

2. Go to [link to www.ubuntu.com] and get the .iso. Burn that .iso file to a disc (DVD, CD).

3. Put the disc in your PC/Laptop disc drive. Restart. Once the PC/Laptop turns on, hit F2, F8 or F12 (it'll say on your computer screen - usually it's F12).

4. Choose to "boot" your computer from the CD/DVD.

5. Ubuntu Linux starts. Now, click try.

6. Mount your computer hard drive.

7. Copy the files you want onto your external HDD.

8. WIPE FUCKING WINDOWS OFF YOUR SYSTEM. Install your choice Linux (if you're a Windows user, do Ubuntu, simple as pie).

There, no viruses ever again. You don't even need virus software. Yes, you can browse the web. Yes, you can use YouTube, whatever you want. This site. Yes, you can play music, videos and almost all games (WINE).

Alternate Method:

1. Boot the Ubuntu Linux CD.

2. Install Linux SIDE BY SIDE with your Windows partition.

3. Go into Ubuntu, mount your hard drive from Windows and use it as pleased. Or back up, whatever.

QUIT FUCKING USING MONOPOLY/VIRUS/MALWARE WINDOWS.
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04/07/2011 11:07 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
Anyway, here's how you need to do this:

1. Get an external HDD (to back up your files).

2. Go to [link to www.ubuntu.com] and get the .iso. Burn that .iso file to a disc (DVD, CD).

3. Put the disc in your PC/Laptop disc drive. Restart. Once the PC/Laptop turns on, hit F2, F8 or F12 (it'll say on your computer screen - usually it's F12).

4. Choose to "boot" your computer from the CD/DVD.

5. Ubuntu Linux starts. Now, click try.

6. Mount your computer hard drive.

7. Copy the files you want onto your external HDD.

8. WIPE FUCKING WINDOWS OFF YOUR SYSTEM. Install your choice Linux (if you're a Windows user, do Ubuntu, simple as pie).

There, no viruses ever again. You don't even need virus software. Yes, you can browse the web. Yes, you can use YouTube, whatever you want. This site. Yes, you can play music, videos and almost all games (WINE).

Alternate Method:

1. Boot the Ubuntu Linux CD.

2. Install Linux SIDE BY SIDE with your Windows partition.

3. Go into Ubuntu, mount your hard drive from Windows and use it as pleased. Or back up, whatever.

QUIT FUCKING USING MONOPOLY/VIRUS/MALWARE WINDOWS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Thank you so much kind stranger.. seriously thanks :)
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04/07/2011 11:07 PM
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Did you try search and destroy?
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04/07/2011 11:09 PM
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---urgent message--

Help! A fellow GLPer is at risk of losing out on some major DOOMage!!
Stop.
I caught a nasty virus from a formerly trusted uhh, adult site.
Stop.
It's disguised as a regular security feature on most PC's.
Stop.
Does anyone know how to banish this demon? --besides getting a Mac haha.
Don't know why I'm writing as a telegram... Bear with me DOOM overload today :)

Thank you ladies and germs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237967


U from a cave? of course those adult site is loaded with all kinds of nasties, Its like your new to the internet.
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04/07/2011 11:10 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
Maybe you should have stayed away from the "Adult sites". They are notorious for harboring malware and viruses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1311657


A+++++
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04/07/2011 11:10 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
Anyway, here's how you need to do this:

1. Get an external HDD (to back up your files).

2. Go to [link to www.ubuntu.com] and get the .iso. Burn that .iso file to a disc (DVD, CD).

3. Put the disc in your PC/Laptop disc drive. Restart. Once the PC/Laptop turns on, hit F2, F8 or F12 (it'll say on your computer screen - usually it's F12).

4. Choose to "boot" your computer from the CD/DVD.

5. Ubuntu Linux starts. Now, click try.

6. Mount your computer hard drive.

7. Copy the files you want onto your external HDD.

8. WIPE FUCKING WINDOWS OFF YOUR SYSTEM. Install your choice Linux (if you're a Windows user, do Ubuntu, simple as pie).

There, no viruses ever again. You don't even need virus software. Yes, you can browse the web. Yes, you can use YouTube, whatever you want. This site. Yes, you can play music, videos and almost all games (WINE).

Alternate Method:

1. Boot the Ubuntu Linux CD.

2. Install Linux SIDE BY SIDE with your Windows partition.

3. Go into Ubuntu, mount your hard drive from Windows and use it as pleased. Or back up, whatever.

QUIT FUCKING USING MONOPOLY/VIRUS/MALWARE WINDOWS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Thank you so much kind stranger.. seriously thanks :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237967


No problem. If you need more help, or good guidance along the way, let me know. Make sure you get the right .iso. If you have an Intel PC, get the Intel .iso - if you're running a 64 bit Intel, get the 64 bit, if not, 32, etc.

Get back to me if you want to know how to do anything else. In fact, I'll invite you to chat with me if you're up to you. Linux all the way!
DILKe

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04/07/2011 11:10 PM

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Try this instead....

[link to linuxmint.com]
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04/07/2011 11:10 PM
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PARENTS ALREADY GOT IT FROM DOWNLOADING MOVIES!!!
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04/07/2011 11:10 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
---urgent message--

Help! A fellow GLPer is at risk of losing out on some major DOOMage!!
Stop.
I caught a nasty virus from a formerly trusted uhh, adult site.
Stop.
It's disguised as a regular security feature on most PC's.
Stop.
Does anyone know how to banish this demon? --besides getting a Mac haha.
Don't know why I'm writing as a telegram... Bear with me DOOM overload today :)

Thank you ladies and germs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1237967


U from a cave? of course those adult site is loaded with all kinds of nasties, Its like your new to the internet.
 Quoting: SPARTACUS 23


Hurr durr if you use Linux you can't get those viruses EVEN IF YOU TRY.
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04/07/2011 11:11 PM
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Try this instead....

[link to linuxmint.com]
 Quoting: DILKe


Mint is very good.

I can't wait to see this guy's reaction when he uses Pidgin IM. That'll be priceless. Or, "OMG I CAN GET FIREFOX ON LINUX?!"
TrixieMama

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04/07/2011 11:15 PM

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I don't use a PC anymore, i'm a faithful MAC user now however when I did use PC's I kept a flash drive with Malwarebytes on it and would use it in safe mode to fix any nasty bugs on my or friends PC's. I can walk you through this method if you still need help :)

Good luck
"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13
"I shall call upon the name of the Lord who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies" Psalm 18:2-4
"In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." Psalm 62:6-8
"He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30
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04/07/2011 11:16 PM
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We should post desktop screenshots! Woo! I'll go first:

[link to img810.imageshack.us]
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04/07/2011 11:16 PM
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I don't use a PC anymore, i'm a faithful MAC user now however when I did use PC's I kept a flash drive with Malwarebytes on it and would use it in safe mode to fix any nasty bugs on my or friends PC's. I can walk you through this method if you still need help :)

Good luck
 Quoting: TrixieMama


While that is useful, it'd be much better to just avoid viruses completely. Linux bud, Linux. No viruses ever again, totally free, complete customization, etc.
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04/07/2011 11:19 PM
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wipe it and start over... my wife picked it up off an email. Antivirus didn't pick it up.
 Quoting: Brutalsun


WHAT WAS SHE DOING LICKING THE SCREEN ?
Puscifer

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04/07/2011 11:20 PM
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Boot into safe mode with networking.

If you do not have these apps installed, download:

Malwarebytes
SpyBot Search and Destroy
CCleaner

Run Malwarebytes, reboot back into Safe Mode
Run Spybot S&D, reboot back into Safe Mode
Run CCleaner, reboot normal, and you should be good to go.

I have to give remote assistance to a family member at least weekly do to his porn addiction.

As someone else stated, just quit going to porn sites.

I love Linux, but IMO, the average Windows user will get frustrated with it.

If you are addicted to porn, buy a Mac, you can always find a great deal on year old equipment online.
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TrixieMama

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04/07/2011 11:21 PM

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I don't use a PC anymore, i'm a faithful MAC user now however when I did use PC's I kept a flash drive with Malwarebytes on it and would use it in safe mode to fix any nasty bugs on my or friends PC's. I can walk you through this method if you still need help :)

Good luck
 Quoting: TrixieMama


While that is useful, it'd be much better to just avoid viruses completely. Linux bud, Linux. No viruses ever again, totally free, complete customization, etc.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Your totally right, I wasn't saying it was better at all, just offering a suggestion that worked for me back in the day, LOL.
"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13
"I shall call upon the name of the Lord who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies" Psalm 18:2-4
"In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." Psalm 62:6-8
"He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30
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04/07/2011 11:21 PM
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Maybe you should have stayed away from the "Adult sites". They are notorious for harboring malware and viruses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1311657


Do I detect a touch of sarcasm there?
Anonymous Coward
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04/07/2011 11:22 PM
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Re: Nasty Virus / Fake "Windows Restore"
Boot into safe mode with networking.

If you do not have these apps installed, download:

Malwarebytes
SpyBot Search and Destroy
CCleaner

Run Malwarebytes, reboot back into Safe Mode
Run Spybot S&D, reboot back into Safe Mode
Run CCleaner, reboot normal, and you should be good to go.

I have to give remote assistance to a family member at least weekly do to his porn addiction.

As someone else stated, just quit going to porn sites.

I love Linux, but IMO, the average Windows user will get frustrated with it.

If you are addicted to porn, buy a Mac, you can always find a great deal on year old equipment online.
 Quoting: Puscifer


Really? Mint or Ubuntu? They're so... simply. My wife uses Linux... she picked it up in less than day and loved it. Said it was easier than Windows by far.

But you're right, I guess. Honestly, if you know how to click buttons, then you're smart enough to use Linux.
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04/07/2011 11:22 PM
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We should post desktop screenshots! Woo! I'll go first:

[link to img810.imageshack.us]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Oh it comes with cats.

I'm allergic to cats... So I will just steer clear of that OS.


;-)

That is a wink, as in "I am joking".
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"Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." (1 John 3:15, NKJV).
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04/07/2011 11:23 PM
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Anyway, here's how you need to do this:

1. Get an external HDD (to back up your files).

2. Go to [link to www.ubuntu.com] and get the .iso. Burn that .iso file to a disc (DVD, CD).

3. Put the disc in your PC/Laptop disc drive. Restart. Once the PC/Laptop turns on, hit F2, F8 or F12 (it'll say on your computer screen - usually it's F12).

4. Choose to "boot" your computer from the CD/DVD.

5. Ubuntu Linux starts. Now, click try.

6. Mount your computer hard drive.

7. Copy the files you want onto your external HDD.

8. WIPE FUCKING WINDOWS OFF YOUR SYSTEM. Install your choice Linux (if you're a Windows user, do Ubuntu, simple as pie).

There, no viruses ever again. You don't even need virus software. Yes, you can browse the web. Yes, you can use YouTube, whatever you want. This site. Yes, you can play music, videos and almost all games (WINE).

Alternate Method:

1. Boot the Ubuntu Linux CD.

2. Install Linux SIDE BY SIDE with your Windows partition.

3. Go into Ubuntu, mount your hard drive from Windows and use it as pleased. Or back up, whatever.

QUIT FUCKING USING MONOPOLY/VIRUS/MALWARE WINDOWS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Or... You could download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and be done with it...

I run both Linux and Windows. Sometimes people get this virus on Windows when they don't take precautions. Just download the following program and it'll take care of it for you. No need to do some of the ridiculous things here some people have suggested, for such an easy fix.

[link to www.malwarebytes.org]

(download free version)
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04/07/2011 11:24 PM
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Another screenshot of my desktop, this one, Mac themed:

[link to img823.imageshack.us]
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04/07/2011 11:24 PM
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I got one called "windows 7 anti virus". It's NOT a Microsoft program. I tried to "restore", "recover" with my discs, run "microsoft security essentials", run "panda" online scan, hit "f8" to so into "safe mode". It stoped me at every turn.

I figured my 1 year old desktop was toast. Then I let it boot up and clicked on my browser to come up. It said it was unsafe. I clicked proceed anyway. Then I downloaded the "Comcast free Norton" and installed it.

It cleaned it up and then MS Security Essentials also found some nasties.

I am not sure where I got it but now Norton is running in the background and I am happy.

Comcast users can get Norton free on the Comcast home page.
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04/07/2011 11:25 PM
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Anyway, here's how you need to do this:

1. Get an external HDD (to back up your files).

2. Go to [link to www.ubuntu.com] and get the .iso. Burn that .iso file to a disc (DVD, CD).

3. Put the disc in your PC/Laptop disc drive. Restart. Once the PC/Laptop turns on, hit F2, F8 or F12 (it'll say on your computer screen - usually it's F12).

4. Choose to "boot" your computer from the CD/DVD.

5. Ubuntu Linux starts. Now, click try.

6. Mount your computer hard drive.

7. Copy the files you want onto your external HDD.

8. WIPE FUCKING WINDOWS OFF YOUR SYSTEM. Install your choice Linux (if you're a Windows user, do Ubuntu, simple as pie).

There, no viruses ever again. You don't even need virus software. Yes, you can browse the web. Yes, you can use YouTube, whatever you want. This site. Yes, you can play music, videos and almost all games (WINE).

Alternate Method:

1. Boot the Ubuntu Linux CD.

2. Install Linux SIDE BY SIDE with your Windows partition.

3. Go into Ubuntu, mount your hard drive from Windows and use it as pleased. Or back up, whatever.

QUIT FUCKING USING MONOPOLY/VIRUS/MALWARE WINDOWS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1328317


Or... You could download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and be done with it...

I run both Linux and Windows. Sometimes people get this virus on Windows when they don't take precautions. Just download the following program and it'll take care of it for you. No need to do some of the ridiculous things here some people have suggested, for such an easy fix.

[link to www.malwarebytes.org]

(download free version)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1332022


That's definitely not "one" easy fix. Why? You'll always get viruses on Windows. Always. Even if you fix the ones you do have, you'll get more down the road. So why bother with all the malware? All the security threats? All the viruses? Just put up with them?

Screw that, Jack. Set yourself free permanently.

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