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O.k. Festival, starting a thread. I see you got the single thread deleted. Sorry that we got off topic (once again)
First symptom was when I would google something. The results would have a pop-up box to the right of the screen that was in a forgein language. I ignored it. A couple of days later when the google results would pop up and I would click onto a web sight it was re-directing me to other web sights. I starting cutting and pasting the web sights so I wouldn't get re-directed. I spoke to the IT guy here at work and he told me to run crap cleaner and I did and the problem went away.
Friday night I get home and turn on my computer and notice that my e-mail is scanning mail to be sent and TONS of them in rapid fire. My internet provider (Time Warner Cable) rejected the e-mails as spam trying to be sent. I was looking at the e-mail addresses and I did not recognize any of them. I quickly shut down my computer and re-booted and I tried to quickly to a system restore point so I could at least stop the problem temporarly and fix it. My computer or the virus would not let me. I tried twice before giving up and had to do a complete system recovery which made me loose everything.
I wonder if I got the virus that Scarr was talking about in the single thread that was deleted. Ukraine or something like that.
Again, I am so careful. I only go to trusted web sights. I only open e-mail from people I know and I delete the others immediately.
01-28-2009, 10:02 AM
I'm sorry you had to go thru that Rose. :( No fun!
This is what I posted before.
"The Downadup worm — also called Conflicker — has now infected an estimated 10 million PCs worldwide, and security experts say they expect to see a dangerous second-stage payload dropped soon (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/012309-downadup-conflicker-worm.html?hpg1=bn). 'It has the potential to infect about 30% of Windows systems online, a potential 300 to 350 million PCs,' says Don Jackson, director of threat intelligence in the counter threat unit at SecureWorks. The worm, first identified in November and suspected to have originated in the Ukraine, is quickly ramping up, and while Downadup today is not malicious in the sense of destroying files — its main trick is to block users from accessing antivirus sites to obtain updates to protect against it — the worm is capable of downloading second-stage code for darker purposes."