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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 1/26/2011 7:00:01 PM   
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Yes, they do have wants. They want my email address, credit card information, bank account number...


So do i.

Enter info HERE:






Yeah....That'll happen!

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 2/8/2011 7:10:42 AM   
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Games are very important for learning. If these games are subject specific then it will be easy for us to learn more things. This is one of the easiest way of learning.

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 2/8/2011 3:49:38 PM   
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I got attacked by something similar the other day (granted, I was clicking on things I probably should not have been clicking on). Some bogus intersecurity site had taken over IE and I could only go to their site. Think it was something like AntiVirus.net or something. They clearly were phishing me to get info typed in by the human.

I was a bit disappointed that my security app didn't block or prevent it, but I guess no security is perfect, eh?

Systerm Restore to before the attack seems to have killed it dead. System restore is your best friend as far as I can tell. Not sure how hard it might be to use that application from Safe Mode, but I would think it should be possible?

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 3/2/2011 12:02:51 PM   
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Same thing happened to my fathers computer yesterday. He called and wanted me to have a look at it and "System Tools" had put a fake background image up with an incessant popup screen at the bottom wanting him to buy their program. Totally ruined his computer...I tried all the usual things to erase it to no avail and without a system restore disk ( computer is almost five years old it has been lost over time ) cannot do much with it. Luckily it was just a machine to browse the internet with and nothing was saved on the computer that was of any importance. He was browsing through Boston websites for an upcoming vacation and said the computer went slow on one them and then it happened.

1-2 months ago I had the same thing happen to a netbook I own and had to wipe everything and restart from scratch. I would like to pulverize the fools who make these destructing programs that infect computers.

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 5/6/2011 1:54:22 AM   
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Sense the early 80's till a few years ago I installed Mac and Norton programs twice each and all 4 times a total meltdown happened. I have found the free programs like Avast!, Malbytes etc work far better than either of these two companies programs.

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 5/26/2011 10:20:03 PM   
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ccsd "restore to an earlier date" is not the same as "system restore".

The first is in your machine and should be updated periodically.

The second requires eithe a partion (OEM installed or by making restore discs)

You can find "create a store point" in Systems Properties (Win 7), I'm not near my XP machine but if put in "restore" in search it will get you there.

If you already knew this, just throw this in the circular file marked 'JUNQUE'

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 5/27/2011 7:51:33 AM   
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thanks for your post ..i have know now ...

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 6/8/2011 5:25:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: planner 3

ccsd "restore to an earlier date" is not the same as "system restore".

The first is in your machine and should be updated periodically.

The second requires eithe a partion (OEM installed or by making restore discs)

You can find "create a store point" in Systems Properties (Win 7), I'm not near my XP machine but if put in "restore" in search it will get you there.

If you already knew this, just throw this in the circular file marked 'JUNQUE'


Windows' System Restore is a hog. I don't use it and never will.

But here is what I do do. First, I have two internal drives. On my C drive is the OS I use all the time. On my D Drive is a pristine copy of the OS, one that I use only when I run into problems with stuff on my C drive, like a pesky virus or some such thing.

On my D Drive also, I have installed an imaging program. It works from my C install and from my D install.

I also have an external drive. All I do is once a month-- usually the first day of the month-- I image my C Drive and save it to my D and external drives.

When trouble comes afoot-- and trouble hasn't in a long time, especially after ditching Internet Explorer for Firefox-- I simply boot to D drive, restore the image to C drive, and then proceed as if nothing really happened.

All this restoring of the image takes five to ten minutes.

BTW, I've been foolin' with computers since my Tandy 1000 (1984?). Never would I take my computer to Best Buy or any other place, to get serviced.


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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 6/22/2011 1:20:28 PM   
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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 6/22/2011 1:33:51 PM   
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My son had a scareware program he got bit by.  It changed his wallpaper to an advert and wouldn't allow it to be changed.  It also pegged his CPU somehow to 100% all the time so it was a bear to try to work on.  I had to format and reinstall to get rid of it.  I hope I never meet them in dark ally in the middle of the night 

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 6/22/2011 8:51:54 PM   
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If you DO meet them in a dark alley at night, I hope your well armed and ready. Maggots.

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RE: BEWARE TROJAN HORSES! - 6/22/2011 9:26:47 PM   
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I think most trust the AV programs to much. Not they don't be needed but it's also very important to do Windows Updates and try the best to keep at least Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash and Adone Air as well as Java up2date. Most malware is now hidden inside flash/java and can fool the AV.

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