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Virus Alert - MyDoom returns.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Clarity, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    http://money.cnn.com/2004/02/25/technology/mydoom.reut/index.htm

    If you're not running an antiviral program, or if you haven't updated your definitions recently, now is the time to do it. Please. :wink: I was bombarded by earlier variations of MyDoom, and it more or less had to be from someone either from Bucknuts or here on BP.

    I personally use Norton Antivirus 2004, but McAfee makes a popular solution that comes bundled with some machines. There are also a lot of other good ones.
     
  2. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

  3. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2004
  4. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Quick question for you smart fellas. The disk drive on my computer is opening and closing on its own, and my computer is freezing up. I am guessing that it is a virus, but when I run a scan nothing pops up. Any ideas?
     
  5. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    eh, ive noticed a dramatic increase in virus's in the last couple weeks while trying to umm procure software from legitimate filesharing corperations that operate well within the law.. wink wink.. in fact ive found two on different dvd burning programs within the last week.. my computer is armed like green beret though so i havent had any problems, but just a warning to any other file sharers out there..
     
  6. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

  7. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    ad-aware works good for free spyware too, you can download it at www.cnet.com
     
  8. osubuckeye45

    osubuckeye45 Newbie

    Good to see someone post about the W32.Beagle.J@mm virus. A few things though. This virus keeps coming back every so often, with a few different "variations" and a noticable letter change in its name...like m instead of J.
    So be aware of this. I recently helped my sister get it off her computer. She got it in an email from a good friend of hers. the email had an attached .rar file that was password protected. The email only said "Password is 0131". So be aware of odd emails like this.
     
  9. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I downloaded Spybot from download.com to check for spyware. It was free, as is the ad-aware download.

    It seems to be working well. :oh: :io:
     

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