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    Malware warning

    This was a message that they sent all City workers. Just thought that I'd pass along the same warning to you guys.

    The information below came from an official government source, warning about malicious emails regarding Osama Bin Laden's death. We urge ALL City Employees to be overly cautious about ANY email regarding Bin Laden, whether it comes from an unknown source or SOMEONE YOU KNOW - DO NOT OPEN IT... It would be wise to do the same with your personal email at home as well.


    Warning message we received this morning:
    The events surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden will provide an opportunity for malicious actors to create both phishing campaigns and other methods to entice users to visit websites designed to infect computers or to open files loaded with malware.

    There have already been some reports of malware associated with images bearing captions along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden's Body."

    Recommendations include:
    * Do NOT perform any searches for images of Bin Laden's Body.
    * Do NOT trust unsolicited email.
    * Do NOT click links and attachments in unsolicited email messages.
    According the MSNBC, the photo that has been floating around the past 24 hours is a fake anyways, so just wait until the WH decides to release the pictures. You prolly won't be able to avoid them when that time comes.

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    Re: Malware warning

    Hmmmm.....
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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    Hmmmm.....
    Nothing special about this particular event. This exact same thing happens every time something of national/worldly interest hits the internet. People are curious and in their thirst for info, they become careless with their browsing. The malware distributors are just exploiting this curiosity.

    The same thing happened when the Erin Andrews episode went down.

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    Re: Malware warning

    How do you know for sure when u have malware? Is it like an std for your phone or pc? You only notice it when it has already done you harm?
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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    How do you know for sure when u have malware? Is it like an std for your phone or pc? You only notice it when it has already done you harm?
    Basically, yes.

    Click here to download a fantastic anti-malware program. It's called Malwarebytes anti-malware.

    Basically, you wont notice the malware until it's too late. The most common form of it, nowadays, is the "Rogue Anti-virus" programs. They popup and warn you that infections have been found and that you need to "click here" to scan for threats. As soon as you "click here", your computer is infected. Then it proceeds to try to trick you into buying their "software" which is really just a blank shell that tricks you out of your money.

    Install that program, and run it periodically.

    Rule of thumb: if you get a warning or popup, and it's NOT from your AV program (McAfee, Norton, AVG, etc...) ignore it and run the Anti-malware scan.


    P.S. - And yes, it is EXACTLY like an STD for your computer.

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    Re: Malware warning

    And just to be clear, there is a difference between a virus and malware.

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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by ITdrummer View Post
    Basically, yes.

    Click here to download a fantastic anti-malware program. It's called Malwarebytes anti-malware.
    Good advice. NERD!!!


    Another good one is Combofix. Running these 2 programs will clean just about anything that your computer can get.

    If you have the time, run this website overnight (will take a LONG time to finish the scan) http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    All of these are PASSIVE anti-virus programs. They only clean the computer AFTER the virus/malware/etc have infected the computer. Using programs such as Norton, Symantec, TrendMicro, McAfee are ACTIVE protection programs where they will try and keep the crap from getting on your computer in the first place.

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    Re: Malware warning

    I'm gonna download it when I get home for sure. Thanks!
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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by ITdrummer View Post
    And just to be clear, there is a difference between a virus and malware.

    OK, I'll byte. :icon_wink:

    What is the difference?
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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech77 View Post
    OK, I'll byte. :icon_wink:

    What is the difference?
    Generally speaking, a virus is more crippling to the system. It can completely corrupt the entire hard drive.

    Malware is more of an annoyance. Popups, ads, rogue programs. Malware is usually a lot easier to remove too.

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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech77 View Post
    OK, I'll byte. :icon_wink:

    What is the difference?
    Nice spelling!! :icon_wink:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

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    Re: Malware warning

    What the best FREE program to eliminate/prevent 1) spyware and 2) viruses? Please give a link.

    What's the best & cheapest internet based phone service, preferably one that allows me to keep my home phone number.

    Thanks
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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by HoDo-Tech70 View Post
    What the best FREE program to eliminate/prevent 1) spyware and 2) viruses? Please give a link.

    What's the best & cheapest internet based phone service, preferably one that allows me to keep my home phone number.

    Thanks
    For #2, I like google voice.
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    Re: Malware warning

    Eliminate?? That would be not connect to the internet, don't have e-mail, never insert a CD/DVD rom, and never attach a removable drive (such as a USB drive)


    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/colle...1_free_av.html

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    Re: Malware warning

    Quote Originally Posted by HoDo-Tech70 View Post
    What the best FREE program to eliminate/prevent 1) spyware and 2) viruses? Please give a link.

    What's the best & cheapest internet based phone service, preferably one that allows me to keep my home phone number.

    Thanks
    In my personal/professional opinion:

    Spyware/Adware/Malware/Roguewear:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    -It's free
    -It works
    -It's very light on computer resources (doesn't bog down your machine when it's running.)

    Spybot S&D
    -It's free
    -It works
    -Has a feature for "real-time" protection, meaning it has active detection as opposed to passive. (Catches the junk as it comes in)

    Antivirus
    AVG
    -There is a free version. (Google "AVG Free")
    -It works
    -The free version is very BASIC protection. If you want a little more protection, you can upgrade to one of there more comprehensive products.


    Now let me talk about Norton and McAfee:

    -They are pretty good programs.
    -Very robust and semi-user-friendly interfaces.
    -They can use A LOT of your machines resources whether or not a scan is running.
    -Can inhibit a lot of software from running properly because of it being a little TOO secure.


    I personally can't stand Norton or McAfee. For the Average Joe', any of them would be fine.

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