Antivirus 2008

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OK, I got caught - don't know exactly how, but the above virus
infected my machine. I think I got rid of it using AVG. But a question
remains: this virus program has instruction on how to send money for
an anti virus update. Can't the money transfer be traced? The money
goes somewhere. Granted, it may go offshore, but it can still be
traced to something.

Why don't we have strong enough laws to slow stuff like this from
spreading? (I know we will never be able to stop it). Of course, I'm
just paranoid enough to think that at least a few of the viruses could
be traced back to 'legitimate' software suppliers.

Charlie

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pc.org says...
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Here is a link to a TOOL that can check your computer for problems.
 
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe
 
Instructions for its use are at:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/uninstall-antivirus-2009
 
Scroll down to the " Automated Removal Instructions for Antivirus 2009
using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:" section and follow those direction to
install, update, and then "Perform Full Scan". This can take hours, but
it's a great tool - Follow directions to REMOVE any malware it finds,
then let it reboot your computer (or you reboot it if it doesn't ask)
and see if that fixes your problem.

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Use my free Remove-it software, it will remove that malware from your
system. Download it here http://pcbutts1.com/downloads/tools/tools.htm


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Charlie Leo wrote:
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The newest variants are highly virulent, and the number of people falling
for the scams must be huge. All it takes is for a few governments to take
the lead, and start punishing the credit card companys for accepting the
criminally obtained funds, and facilitating fraud on a gigantic scale.

Gaz



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| The newest variants are highly virulent, and the number of people falling
| for the scams must be huge. All it takes is for a few governments to take
| the lead, and start punishing the credit card companys for accepting the
| criminally obtained funds, and facilitating fraud on a gigantic scale.

| Gaz

They are not virulent as they are NOT viruses.

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David H. Lipman wrote:
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Virulent can be used to describe a behaviour, and does not literally require
the presence of a virus.

Gaz



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| Virulent can be used to describe a behaviour, and does not literally require
| the presence of a virus.

| Gaz

I think your other term "nasty" is more apropos.

The term virulent may be applied if you suggest that this has spread to many
computers.
However, this isn't the case.  It just has a "nasty" payload.


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Erm, strickly speaking if it's not a virus, then it's not virulent.


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Dustin Cook wrote:
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Oooh, a nit-picking contest! Can I play, too?

"Virulent" has been applied metaphorically to so many things that are
not viruses that it's achieved the status of cliche. I'd avoid it when
speaking about viruses, in fact....

Hah!

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Wolf Kirchmeir wrote:
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Would you avoid it even speaking about virii?

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| Wolf Kirchmeir wrote:

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| Would you avoid it even speaking about virii?

LOL

http://homepages.tesco.net/~J.deBoynePollard/FGA/plural-of-virus.html
http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html

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ASCII wrote:
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I would avoid virii, actually.

And to pick another nit: the correct plural of virus is -- wait fir it!
-- virus, but with a lengthened /u/, as if spelled viroos.

Got that?

Hah!

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