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« on: March 29, 2009, 08:14:48 PM »

If you saw my latest artwork on the "Sonic Fan Art" topic, then I hint-mentioned this.


As far as I read, there's a bad swarm of viruses that will be launched as a April Fool's Day prank...sick little f***kers.  D<
The thing is...it's not that it's going to be RELEASED on April Fools Day - only its payload is. Fact is, you could easily already have it.
The virus is a malware called Conficker C.

There are two very simple things you can do to cut your risk.

1.) Make sure your virus scanner is up to date and you scan every day. You should make sure of this anyway, but it's a good idea to be cautious right now.
2.) This one is actually far more effective than one would think - on the 31st, set your clock back 24-48 hours or forward to April 2. Set it to the correct time and date on April 2. This way April 1 - the day the payload is supposed to be released - is skipped as far as the computer knows. This way, unless the virus is communicating with an external server for the time (which is most likely not the case - you should be able to detect and block this, and "time bombs" are supposed to be undetectable until they go off), the threat can be considered contained.

Just to be safe here's some tips!
1. Never answer any messages from unknown links or users you don't know. If you do, then immediately click out of there and scan your computer for any trojans or virus.

2. Always scan your computer for any virus.

3. Never download anything from any person, website, links, pop-ups you don't know or trust.



If you have a Windows Operating System, make sure that the "windows update" is NOT disabled.  Windows Update is in charge of the firewall and updates to keep your computer safe)

You'll know if your computer is already attacked if you click on windows update and it says something is disabled that SHOULDN'T be.

THIS MAY BE A JOKE, CONSIDERING THE DATE, BUT BE SAFE, PLEASE, GUYS.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 08:22:12 PM »

oh shizz... ANTI VIRUS CONTROL, ACTION STATIONS!!!

yeah, that was a joke, but on the serious side, who is sad enough to do this?!?!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 05:29:32 AM »

What the point in viruses anyway? Anyway, I will just use my imac on that day instead of my PC.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 08:14:34 AM »

Why does people have to create a fake virus as a april fools joke, but I'm still gonna be on my PC during April fools.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 09:59:49 AM »

It could be real, it could be fake. If it does happen though, I may need a new pair of pants. And maybe even a new computer.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 10:09:16 AM »

Well who in the damn right mind wants to give everyone a virus on the computer! Well in that case hackers wanna do that to us. And if its fake ill be damned
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 11:29:15 AM »

it sounds real but he could be just trying to get us to waste our time and be paranoid but u never know. Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 02:17:43 PM »

NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Stupid Virus makers! (It's a good thing I am scanning my Windows XP computer) hopefully it gets rid of it before bad stuff happens.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 07:36:23 PM »

Seriously.. I'm a logical person, just to mention it. People are overreacting about this. They're even afraid to go on YouTube. YouTube would never upload any viruses. Second, it's obviously a joke.

Seriously, guys. Just chill out, and mess with your friends today
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 09:44:07 PM »

Heh, I guess I'm lucky I wasn't able to browse all day yesterday then... but I'm still guarded by McAfee software for now anyway. And Vista comes with that stuff built in too.   : D
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 02:05:40 AM »

Today is April fools and I'm gonna be on to see if that virus will be on my pc and I wonder if they will have one at School
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 02:53:05 AM »

it's bullshit, besides the only way you're gonna get it is with porn downloads, i know what you're up to
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 04:47:51 AM »

I don't see any viruses...
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 05:05:35 AM »

If it's out, WHAT does it do?

No reports..........

Yeah, exactly.

April fools.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 06:18:20 AM »

If it's out, WHAT does it do?

No reports..........

Yeah, exactly.

April fools.

Just my point. If it was true, it'd be in the news.
Even though, we have april's fools in the newspaper here, lol.. lame ones, but still.
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 06:28:24 AM »

i just went on and found no viruses...
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 07:51:07 AM »

There hasn't been any virus detected
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2009, 03:03:17 PM »

It caught me this morning
Then I realised it was cause of my broken virus scanner I forgot to fix XP


HAPPY APRIL 1ST

no wait,while I was on Skype,there was a group called "Conficker" kept calling me ._.
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 12:36:59 PM »

Draco.Chan is right guys, you might even lose your password to sonicROMS, which gets changed by trojans and such coming with viruses. Really helpful tricks Draco! I already knew but it's good to let other know
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2009, 08:52:38 AM »

Viruses are the stupidest f---ing things in computers. I remember a few months ago, we got one on the home PC.

It disconnected it from the internet, and it was a self-downloaded false 'antivirus'. I spent about six hours on a website on my laptop going through the regristry on that computer trying to fix it, because I'm more competent than my dad in computers.

Needless to say, I fail'd and we got it sent off to a friend.

Well who in the damn right mind wants to give everyone a virus on the computer! Well in that case hackers wanna do that to us. And if its fake ill be damned
Who makes them? That's just like asking someone nicely NOT to bully the little kid; I reckon it is the antivirus companies. It's the only way they are going to ever make money, by messing around with perfectly normal people.

Then again, some viruses probably started off as security measures on government sites...

Eh.


Wait... A a few months ago? That might have been that damn virus anyway!
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