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Just wanted to let you guys know that I am seeing a lot more virus activity. As an artist I am constantly scouring the web for reference using google image search and such. For the past few weeks I have been getting a lot of virus activity by just visiting sites to get an image.

Luckily my virus checker has picked up everything. I don't know why the sudden increase but keep an eye out guys. Keep your stuff updated and stay diligent. Things have definitely picked up as of recent and all I am doing is looking for pictures.

I just got hit with this one about 20 minutes ago.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...=VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.BN&threatid=2147646584

MSE caught it thank G-d. So watch out!
 

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I shall persevere and continue with my unprotected internet orgy adventure. Pray for me.
 
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A place that I am building new computers for (they engrave trophies and such) had the same problem. A few weeks ago, their "advanced graphics" employee got hit with a scareware virus while searching for photos on the internet. Computer was a Dell XPS 700 with Windows XP and Microsoft Security Essentials. Luckily, MSE was able to get rid of it by itself about 30 minutes after the computer was attacked. The virus itself popped up lots of porn and fake alerts about buying fake antivirus during the time (with improper English grammar and typos).
 
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I shall persevere and continue with my unprotected internet orgy adventure. Pray for me.
lol Just to let you know how much its increased I got hit 6 times this month. Normally I get hit once maybe every three months. Things have increased no doubt.
 
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Clearly didn't obsfucate enough, luckily. Thanks
 
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Clearly didn't obsfucate enough, luckily. Thanks
I know. That update was just added last week. I really dodged a bullet. One thing that kinda helps also is my temp files are all off loaded to a secondary drive. Never my OS drive due it being an SSD. I set it up that way to reduce wear.
 

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Can MSE be easily uninstalled? I'm curious to whether I have any viruses or not. My computer hasn't had any hardware to hardware contact with any other computers so I think I'm safe. Okay, the last part was a joke, the first part was an acutal question.
 
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Can MSE be easily uninstalled? I'm curious to whether I have any viruses or not. My computer hasn't had any hardware to hardware contact with any other computers so I think I'm safe. Okay, the last part was a joke, the first part was an acutal question.
I have never uninstalled it. Its such a small footprint man its kinda dumb not to use it. The resources it uses are tiny.
 

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I've noticed this too, MM.
 

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Can MSE be easily uninstalled? I'm curious to whether I have any viruses or not. My computer hasn't had any hardware to hardware contact with any other computers so I think I'm safe. Okay, the last part was a joke, the first part was an acutal question.
If you're plugged into a modem/router/network, your computer is making all kinds of "hardware to hardware contact." :p

MSE looks like it can be uninstalled via the normal method (Control Panel).
 
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If you're plugged into a modem/router/network, your computer is making all kinds of "hardware to hardware contact." :p

MSE looks like it can be uninstalled via the normal method (Control Panel).
Good to know. At least your good for something Ford :laugh:
 
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Wtf? I clicked Mailman's link and then went to hotmail and about two seconds later, got the MSE warning about obfuscator:

virus warning.jpg


wtf x2 and wtf again.
 

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Just installed MSE and Malwarebytes. No problems/viruses detected. Uninstalled.

*Yes, did a full scan.
 
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Just installed MSE and Malwarebytes. No problems/viruses detected. Uninstalled.
Nice! Did you do a deep scan?

Edit: Kudos!
 
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No, i'm pretty sure the site is legit but still, wtf! Hadn't seen it until this post and then kabaam. MSE removed it though. The worst thing is i wasn't even surfing anything 'fleshy'.

I'm pretty sure mailman's fairly clean but you can never tell with artists. ;)
 
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Can MSE be easily uninstalled? I'm curious to whether I have any viruses or not. My computer hasn't had any hardware to hardware contact with any other computers so I think I'm safe. Okay, the last part was a joke, the first part was an acutal question.
Erocker, try this instead, if you don't wanna install any A/V. It just runs and there is no install.
Click the link under the download box to get the version for 64 bit.

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Do you think your PC has a virus?

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
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No, i'm pretty sure the site is legit but still, wtf! Hadn't seen it until this post and then kabaam. MSE removed it though. The worst thing is i wasn't even surfing anything 'fleshy'.

I'm pretty sure mailman's fairly clean but you can never tell with artists. ;)
I think you just had a hellava coincidence happen man. lol
 
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Erocker, try this instead, if you don't wanna install any A/V. It just runs and there is no install.
Click the link under the download box to get the version for 64 bit.

Microsoft Safety Scanner


:)
That's a nice program! I've gone virus scanner free for a couple years now and haven't gotten any virus. Of course this is on my play computer that I have nothing important on. On my work computer, I have gotten viruses and that computer uses virus "protection". Baffling.

Thanks for the link, it doesn't hurt to run it once in a while to make sure. :toast:
 
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Yep, you can run a full or quick scan... full takes a while.
The reason it is only good for ten days - is that the definitions are built in and they sorta force you to use the latest to get the new defs.

@MM78 PM ANS.
 

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lol Just to let you know how much its increased I got hit 6 times this month. Normally I get hit once maybe every three months. Things have increased no doubt.
Maybe you're just looking at the wrong stuff.

;)

Jokes aside, the only time I've had a virus this year was when my partner was using Google image search. Moral of the story is; never let your girlfriend/wife use your PC.
 
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Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
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I am re-scanning with Malwarebytes now and when its done Im just going to format and reinstall. I hate having OCD.
 
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