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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

9 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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ll.13arylic

Reply 9 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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Goodhartll.13

Reply 9 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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arylicGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Goodhartarylic

Reply 9 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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DJ Radioarylic

Reply 9 years ago

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

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arylicDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ll.13arylic

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Rotten194Goodhart

Reply 9 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 RadioRotten194

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartRotten194

Reply 9 years ago

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

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The JamalamGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartThe Jamalam

Reply 9 years ago

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

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The JamalamGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartThe Jamalam

Reply 9 years ago

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

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DJ Radioll.13

Reply 9 years ago

phail. (at the PC guy)

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ll.13gmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Windows Defender told me my Mac was a hardware virus.

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Bigevll.13

Reply 9 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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arylicll.13

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ll.13arylic

Reply 9 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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lemoniell.13

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ll.13lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie

9 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 Animallemonie

Reply 9 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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lemonieTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

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

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arylicTool Using Animal

Reply 9 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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lemoniearylic

Reply 9 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?

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lemonieTool Using Animal

Reply 9 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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aryliclemonie

Reply 9 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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aryliclemonie

Reply 9 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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aryliclemonie

Reply 9 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

9 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

9 years ago

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

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NGinuityDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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DJ RadioNGinuity

Reply 9 years ago

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

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NGinuityDJ Radio

Reply 9 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.