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Virus on Instructables ! Answered

I was online in the morning and was replying a message when suddely the command promt window showed up and then it disappered automatically...My anti virus gave a warning and it shutdown....It then restarted and froze......so i had to call the pc guys and get a new replacement....The guys said that it was Instructables.com.

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ll.13 (author)2009-08-15

It's not Instructables, it may be a file hosted by a third party on instructables, but that still doesn't incriminate instructables it's your problem for trusting that download.

Get a Mac.

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Lithium Rain (author)ll.132009-08-16
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ll.13 (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-16

The pc guy told me linux was a virus

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ll.13 (author)arylic2009-08-18

You don't wanna know, I once got it in years gone by, the things it did to my computer. . . O_O

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Goodhart (author)ll.132009-08-18

O_o I dare say, the things you did to your computer with Linux. I have installed it, dual boot and it works fine, and I have a fairly older version of it too.

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arylic (author)Goodhart2009-08-18

Dual boot ?.......0_o means you can switch to linux and windows right ?.....

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Goodhart (author)arylic2009-08-19

Kind of, yeah, it means I can BOOT to either Linus or Windows. What you describe sounds more like the shell that is available that allows Linux to run inside of windows.

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DJ Radio (author)arylic2009-08-18

it is a free operating system. I have tried it, and its solid. Very stable and fast.

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arylic (author)DJ Radio2009-08-18

Ok, ill ask the pc guys>......if they could install it on my old computer...

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ll.13 (author)arylic2009-08-19

You can do it yourself, for the price of a blank cd/dvd. . .

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-16
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Rotten194 (author)Goodhart2009-08-18

A Trojan horse, or trojan for short, is a term used to describe malware that appears, to the user, to perform a desirable function but, in fact, facilitates unauthorized access to the user's computer system.
Vista fits that description perfectly.

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DJ Radio (author)Rotten1942009-08-18

vista is an acronym for "Viruses Intruders Spyware Trojans Adware"

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Goodhart (author)Rotten1942009-08-18

I had a button that was made to this same effect, when Windows 3.1 came out LOL

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The Jamalam (author)Goodhart2009-08-18

That looks photoshopped at the top where it says windows has been detected. Are you serious or joking?

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Goodhart (author)The Jamalam2009-08-18

It is definitely a joke. Especially where it shows that it found Windows Vista was a Trojan :-)

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The Jamalam (author)Goodhart2009-08-18

Lol, and also the template and control bars are XP style anyway ;)

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Goodhart (author)The Jamalam2009-08-18

Well, I can tell you all it was NOT photoshopped..... psst, is was gimped ;-)

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ll.13 (author)The Jamalam2009-08-18

Wake up and smell the coffee.

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I think the joke is that it is web spy shied, it self a piece of malware,

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DJ Radio (author)ll.132009-08-18
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ll.13 (author)gmjhowe2009-08-18

Windows Defender told me my Mac was a hardware virus.

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Bigev (author)ll.132009-08-19

hardware virus? Tee Hee.

I got a hardware virus the other day, Tribbles keep spontaneously creating themselves around my computer.

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arylic (author)ll.132009-08-17

I got a mack in my office.....anyways i got a new replacement....a nec computer

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ll.13 (author)arylic2009-08-18

An NEC computer would not be my first choice in a computer.
Horrible PC World plasticky trash with poor component selection

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lemonie (author)ll.132009-08-18

Don't assume that it's the same NEC you might be able to buy (could be better?)

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ll.13 (author)lemonie2009-08-18

I'm just getting the old tar brush back into use doing lots of painting. (:

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lemonie (author)2009-08-16

I wouldn't ask these "guys" for help again. They convinced you that a replacement PC was the best fix for a virus? Maybe they know you're loaded and think you've got more money than sense? L

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It doesn't even sound like a virus, sounds like his Anti-Virus crashed. Either way, he got took, didn't know there were BestBuys in Fiji ;-)

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What ever it was, the given explanation was a virus contracted from here...

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Yes, and so ludicrous I dismissed it out of hand.

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arylic (author)Tool Using Animal2009-08-17

How should i know if it's a virus or not ?........They took the computer and said to me that they would load i new windows system on it and bring it back.

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lemonie (author)arylic2009-08-17

I'm a bit cynical: they've got your machine and all the data on it. Is there anything commercially sensitive / personal on there that you (as a wealthy businessman) might not want people snooping around?
I say that computer guys who know what they're doing will find it easier to bring the Windows disc to you to load a new windows system, than cart the entire PC away. They can do that fix on the machine where it is?

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Quite right too. "Do you know much about computer viruses?" - "What do you use it for, e-mail, internet - what sites have you been visiting recently?" - "Instructables? Ah well that's it - nasty virus that one. Sorry mate it's broken, ruined, can't be mended." L

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arylic (author)lemonie2009-08-17

Not much, but i think i know the basics..... Recently many , but when the thing happened , the only task bar that was open was instructables.....

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arylic (author)lemonie2009-08-17

Yeah whatever the pc guys said.....i'll call them up and ask them to repair my computer and pay me my delay fees....i mean discount .....

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arylic (author)Tool Using Animal2009-08-17

I don't know what the hell happened.....

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arylic (author)lemonie2009-08-17

No, by new replacement i mean , they took it for repair and i got a new computer for myself... When the old one is repaired ill put it in the office....

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-08-16

Now I want to beat up the guys who said this. Take me to them. Really. It's morally reprehensible that they are in IT.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-08-15

Did you open up a file that some stranger had posted here earlier?

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NGinuity (author)DJ Radio2009-08-15

So wait...you replaced an entire computer because you got a virus?

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DJ Radio (author)NGinuity2009-08-16

Why are you asking me this question? I never got a virus.

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NGinuity (author)DJ Radio2009-08-16

Sorry, this wasn't directed at you. Dunno how my comment ended up as a reply to you, but was supposed to go on the main thread.

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