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A new virus has just been discovered

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by eagle_predator, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!! A new virus has just been
    discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive
    ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee This virus
    simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information
    for its functioning are stored. This virus acts in the following
    manner:It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with
    the title: 'You've received a Post Card from a Family member'. As soon
    as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the
    user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are
    pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the
    hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New
    York , according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an
    employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with subject: 'A
    Post Card from ...' As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if you
    know the sender !!! Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
    Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like
    myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All
     
  2. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Hi all,

    A fellow Sea Eagle supporter friend of my mind who's on my facebook page sent me this Virus Warning. So i wanted to share it with yous all as some of you may not be aware of it ? you never can be to careful when it comes to Virus on the net.


    Cheers EP
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    My money says this is the same as every other hoax that does the rounds. I am on numerous computer update forums and I haven't seen this come through.

    If it isn't I'll buy you a beer EP! :)
     
  4. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Crazy if it is true... haven't heard anything of it though.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You need to check with someone who actually has some friends!!! :) :) :) :)
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I have a Mac.  Don't have to worry about that.
     
  7. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Wow that is like 7 years old :p

    Matas - "Mac" enough said.
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    get a program called malwarebytes, it is a great program
     
  9. eagle_predator

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  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There are many Mac specific viruses!
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    There are many Mac specific viruses!
    [/quote]  I put that there just for you.  ;)
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There are many Mac specific viruses!
    [/quote]  I put that there just for you.  ;)


    [/quote]

    Now I wouldn't be like that, I may just specifically target your system.

    The only reason there are less viruses for mac v windows is because of several reasons and none of them due to a greater security.

    The main reason being that Windows was far more popular for far longer, now that Gen X have all jumped on the bandwagon and followed the advertising ploys perfectly, and you all feel like you are keeping in touch with your youth, there will be a signigicant ramp up in viruses "in the wild". Apple however did concentrate on 2 things
    1 - Making their functionality different to Windows, and to apparently make it more user friendly, which I think they barely passed on either front
    2 - To try and make it more secure, locking out of kernels etc

    The pay off for this is functionality and security. In their rush to be on the cutting edge, they have released some pretty awful and buggy OS. But their marketing is so good that the sheep will continue to follow.

    When it boils down to it, you use a computer for 3 - 4 main functions

    1 - The internet
    2 - Email (which could be classed as 1 really)
    3 - Word Processing
    4 - Spreadsheets.

    Some use their computers for more, but really I guess it could be classified as 3 with "Office functions (an MS tool by the way) as the 3rd.

    The only other thing I use my PC for is coding, and I could do that on any computer. I fail to see the point in spending thousands on something I use only 1% of its power
     
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    theres plenty of gamer nerds out there Dan, I'd have thought that was another major use, but have no facts and figures to back that.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well yeah that is a major use of PC's and games + Mac just simply do not mix, even in the Windows wrappers or Emulators inside Mac.

    I was more looking at the major functions as is, which is general office use. I guess games would be in the top 4 easy and obviously you need a PC for 99% of the games out there
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I find it highly amusing that you as a Gen Xer will sit and be so blatently taken in by marketing and then spout all this crap that Gen X are so learned blah blah blah
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Blatantly. :)
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    how's your iPhone going dan?
     

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