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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
ll.13

11 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Or just install linux...

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

The pc guy told me linux was a virus

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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

What is linux ?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

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
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

ok.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

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

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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Hmm, and I heard this:

Web-Spy-Shield-Warning.gif
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Rotten194
Rotten194

Reply 11 years ago

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
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Own3d.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

Wake up and smell the coffee.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

phail. (at the PC guy)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

*salutes*

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

Windows Defender told me my Mac was a hardware virus.

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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

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
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

# Salute #

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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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

L

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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

L

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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

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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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?

L

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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

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arylic
arylic

Reply 11 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

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
DJ Radio

11 years ago

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

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NGinuity
NGinuity

Reply 11 years ago

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

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

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

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NGinuity
NGinuity

Reply 11 years ago

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.