Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by GammaRadiation, Dec 29, 2008.
Just hope you don't get the damn Vundo Trojan.
99.9999% sure AV 2009 wont even install on my system if i wanted it to.
I'm amazed at how much of this shit is going around lately.
just had someone call in to work today, freaking out about av2009
IIRC, the latest malicious software removal tool from Microsoft will take care of that.
I dont use windows.
Check the upper lefthand corner.
This is job security for me. In the two weeks before I went on Xmas break I had 3 calls to remove AV2008 or 2009 and one where I showed up to set up their wireless network and found two of the 4 computers had AV2009 too.
People are fucking stupid.
Ahahaha we had a guy at work (on the corporate network, behind a firewall running the managed edition of Symantec 10) pay for an install it. We found out when he emailed the IT Staff suggesting we upgrade our software cause Symantec wasn't catching the stuff his found.
If you are so dumb that you think that window is a true windows security alert and that when you open up your My Computer in a browser it still has a URL, you should not be installing ANYTHING but store bought software on a computer. Flat out.
Give him the idiot card.
I figured AV2009 would try and install into WINE and at least give the pop ups. Apparently, even with the quickly spreading usage of linux distros (now that they are more user friendly), that these malware writers would figure a way to do that.
Oh the comfort is using Unix bassed OS's...
My vista partition gets a boot up for music and requesting tickets to USF football games (the website doesnt mesh with FF). Other than that, I like my Ubuntu and the myriad of Emulators and Roms.
I'm stuck on F-Zero right now.
When I worked for dell, one of the techs there somehow integrated an XP partition and a vista partion seamlessly. All you had to do was open the boot file inside vista to the XP partition and it would boot XP....in vista. I dont know how, but that would be baller if they figured that out and somehow moved it over to Unix to Windows. WINE sucks.
so, what exactly is going on there? do you have files infected with Windows viruses accessible to your Linux OS? or is that software just making up a bunch of bullshit to try to sell you something?
i had a guy working for me at my last job who got in trouble with IT. they said they detected that his PC had some sort of Word macro virus on it and they needed to fix it. he was running Linux with no Word docs on it, so we told them to fuck off.
The URL is a GIF of what looks like My Computer with a bunch of viruses posted below all of the files with a "scanning" bar (who knew you could scan a computer in 1min). Then you get the "windows security" pop up and it tries to install a bunch of crap over and over.
Being that it is linux, of course none of it installs and I just get a bunch of windows telling me such.
It was a good laugh the first time, but it took me like 5min to clear all of the BS and close the window. I'm still a linux noob and ALT F4 wasnt doing anything.
So I went to a job yesterday. I do on-site residential computer service. I found someone who actually paid for AV 2009. $80 for three years.
Doing some research for the lady I found that the FTC has reported over one million people paying for this crap....that's, at minimum, $40 million that someone has profited off of a bogus antivirus program.
I had a customer pay the 49.99 fee for one year and they charged her 3 times from three different companies. The best protection I have found from catching the virus is AVG; and as for you using Ubuntu, you're still vulnerable to catching it but the removal isn't that hard. Just use their uninstall and run what ever spyware, and malware scanner you use. I'm a personal fan of Malwarebytes, A-Squared, Super Antispyware, and AVG computer scan. When running all 4 of thouse togther I have yet to see a virus or any spyware left on a computer.
Best wishes to anyone else who gets this POS software.
My sister got that on her comp and it was a pain to get rid of.
easy to remove
SmitFraud fix FTW
Funny, my sister got on my computer during the holidays and got it on my computer.
Virtumondo. generic right?
Fucking bitch to remove.
malwarebytes > AV2008/2009
malwarebytes gets it every time.
And AV2009 is a windows bassed virus. There are only like 100 known viruses for unix platforms IIRC.
How do you get your firefox like that with hidden titlebar?
"Fools and their money shall surely part."
then again, it puts food on the table.
iono, that's fullscreen mode in ubuntu.