Neocrisis: New PC Virus

Neocrisis: I am sad to say that there is yet another virus that infects peoples computers. This latest virus is called Antivirus 2009. Once the virus installs itself, you will get lots of pop-ups from the bottom right corner of your screen which says that you have been infected. It states that the only way to remove the virus is to run a virus removal program that it gives you. DO NOT USE IT!!!!!

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villevalorox3542d ago

haha, thank god im on ubuntu.

Lanoire3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

Just another Smitfraud variant.

Aka nasty (very nasty) spyware/trojan/virus that acts like a virusscanner and urges you to use this scanner (which is in fact a virus) they provided for you.

And it also hijacks your background. And oh yea did I mention it blocks access to all the safe websites?

Thats nasty shiat. But its not new. There are over a 100 variants of this kind ranging from relatively easy to remove to extremely nasty shiat (nothing can remove this) that nothing can remove and detect (and I mean nothing). When that happens, only one solution remains: format harddrive and reinstall shiatdows operating system.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

If a PC is infected with those Antivirus adware, it only takes 5-10 minutes to clean up your PC.

My parents aren't too smart with computers, last year they caught AntiVirus 2007, took me 10 minutes to fix. Then three weeks ago they caught AntiVirus 2008, that only took me 5 minutes to fix...

Viruses are only susceptible or harmful to the PC illiterate.

dronde3542d ago

I am running my Laptop with no Antivirus nor firewall. Them sh1t makes my laptop slow. I haven't get affected yet and I am pretty sure I won't get any virus anytime soon.

BulletToothtony3542d ago

AVG antivirus brother.. is the best real FREE antivirus out there.. i've been using it for years.. i trust it a lot...

Millah3542d ago

You're very ignorant to think that you're entirely immune from viruses on Windows just because you feel you are tech-savvy.

f7897903541d ago

Because there are some viruses that explode into thousands of pieces over your hard drive so you will never be able to remove it.

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No FanS Land3542d ago

That's why I'm getting linux. No annoyances. Wonder how Mac fares though. Anyone could clear me on that?

Premonition3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

I doubt Macs need to worry as they come from the same gene pools as Linux or from the famous Unix system.

lol who disagreed?

Millah3542d ago

Well Macs will fare pretty well since Macs don't have any virus problems to begin with :p

Yea OSX is built from Unix, which is why its so secure. Thats the great thing about Macs, you don't need to worry about any viruses and you don't need to get an antivirus program that costs both money and are system hogs.

Megaton3542d ago

It's certainly harder to catch something on a Mac, but the possibility is always there. Ironically my PCs have never been infected with anything, but one of my Macs was. Back around 99' I caught a worm on my iMac.

Premonition3542d ago

You'd be surprised on how many infection one PC can have, it may not pop up it may not slow you down, but use AVG, and you'll notice things called tracking cookies, these things you can get easly even by browsing every day simple sites.

ambientFLIER3541d ago

Since when is a tracking cookie an infection?

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