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Old 07-31-2009, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Beware Trojan spam

Surfing a fringe website, naughty I know, a pop-up comes up saying I have seven Trojans in my computer, and a scan is in progress that looks at my whole computer, in 20 seconds flat, and finds 137 suspicious objects. I didn't allow them to download an expensive program to fix this, but then the only way to get rid of the pop-ups was to switch off the computer. Full marks for persistance there.

A scan by AVG taking two hours found one item of spyware. I wonder what would have happened to me if I had accepted their kind offer.

   
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I wonder what would have happened to me if I had accepted their kind offer.
Me thinks you know. (-:

   
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>> but then the only way to get rid of the pop-ups was to switch off the computer.

You could also try:

Ctrl+Alt+Del --> Task Manager
Processes tab
Kill the browser (and anything else that's suspicious*)

Usually that does it.

* It helps to have a look at the processes list when everything's supposed to be normal so you've got an idea what *should* be there.

   
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Ctrl+Alt+Del.
Usually it works fine but the devious bastards had managed to cripple that one as well. Dead clever these hackers.

   
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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Just think what they could accomplish if they put their minds to work for good.

Pity the pay's so lousy compared to what they're probably making as is.

   
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