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Old 05-10-2004, 10:15 AM
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SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally screw up

That's all, really.

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Am I alone in thinking that the b*stards who write the things are the same ones who sell the antivirus software?
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You wouldn't get them if you use proper AV software...
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Re: SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally screw up

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Am I alone in thinking that the b*stards who write the things are the same ones who sell the antivirus software?
No - I also think that as well. If not written by them then sponsored by them to do it.
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You wouldn't get them if you use proper AV software...
Exactly the point he was making I think. Now he will have to go and get one.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:19 AM
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Exactly the point he was making I think. Now he will have to go and get one.
So the point he was making is that all viruses are either written by Symantec or Macafee?
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Re: SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally screw up

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That's all, really.

V pissed off.

Am I alone in thinking that the b*stards who write the things are the same ones who sell the antivirus software?
I know a few people that have wrote them, and they certainly don't work for Antivirus firms.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:41 AM
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That's pretty much it Maz. It might be a tad Fox Mulder of me, but that's what I think.

I wouldn't mind so much if I'd been on a dodgy site (unless eBay counts as dodgy, but that's a rant for another time). My net connection is slow at the best of times and I accidentally clicked a pop-up and then all Hell broke loose.

I ended up with what appeared to be an infinite number of MSIE windows, all defaulting to one of those poxy 'search' pages, shitloads of spyware installing itself and my dialup defaulting to a premium rate number.

Meh. W*nkers.
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Re: Re: SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally screw up

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I know a few people that have wrote them, and they certainly don't work for Antivirus firms.
Nice company you keep.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:43 AM
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Re: Re: Re: SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally

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I said I know them, I didn't say I liked them!
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Re: Re: Re: Re: SCUM that write viruses causing my PC to dial 090* numbers and generally

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I said I know them, I didn't say I liked them!
I didn't say you liked 'em either
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Sounds more like malware/hijack attempt than a virus.

get adaware and Spybot-search and destroy and run them with the latest updates ASAP
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:54 AM
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Sounds more like malware than a virus.

get adaware and Spybot-search and destroy and run them with the latest updates ASAP
I'm going to spend the evening trying to sort it. The trouble is that until I can undo some of the damage I can't get online safely, never mind download any of the above. Bit screwed really. Cheers though.
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this happened to me a few weeks back, bastards kept disconnecting my internet and redialing another number. then they managed to make it so that everytime i turned the computer on it would come onto a DOS screen where i couldn't do a thing, so had to fork out for someone to come out and fix it. now i have anti virus software and havent had any probs since
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Sounds more like malware/hijack attempt than a virus.

get adaware and Spybot-search and destroy and run them with the latest updates ASAP
Also known as Trojen Dialers - they are a royal PITA.

Here's some advice that a company gives out

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Practical advise to preventing Internet Trojan diallers
The following are some steps you can take to prevent or remove the infection of Internet Trojan diallers.

1. Download and install a product called SpyBot Search and Destroy. After installation, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates. Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', have SpyBot remove all the items it marks in red.
2. Download and install a product called AdAware. After installation and before running the program, first press "check for updates now". Click "Connect" and install all updated components available. Click 'Finish'.Press "Scan Now", then 'next', and let Ad-Aware scan your drives. It will find a number of "bad" files and registry keys. Click 'Next' again. Check all found items, and click 'next' once more. It will ask you whether you'd like to remove all checked items. Click OK.

Always reboot the computer between each program - both of these may find things that they need to have a reboot of the machine to clear - please reboot and let them finish.

For those those using Internet Explore as their current browser it is advisable to change to a less vulnerable browser such as Firefox.. This browse will also let you block those annoying pop-up advertisements. This is a free download of 4.7M. Your favourites from your current browser will not be lost.

These measures will go some way to preventing Trojan diallers being uploaded on to your PC/MAC
Also, speak to your Telephone provider - tell them what has happened and some will wipe the numbers of your bill - there is a body that deals with these that you should report it to, but I can't remember the name - I'll find out for you asap.
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