Warning

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48803)
United Kingdom
July 30, 2007 12:37pm CST
I was doing a Discussion this Afternoon when of all a sudden my System made a noise I thought I had left the Microphone on I clicked on the Sound and next thing I got a message up about an Error and to disable my Antivirus when I restart my Computer Please do not do this if you ever get a Message up like that I didn't but when I ran my Scan I had a Back door Trojan found waiting to enter Also all Yahoo Messenger and MSN Users please do not download if it comes when you are talking to someone to download their Photo Album it is not from your Friend it is a Virus not your Friend sending you something, I just thought I would let everyone know this
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33 responses
@nannacroc (4049)
30 Jul 07
Thanks for this warning gabs. All these tips really help me and I'm sure they help others too.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
I hope you have all the security on your Computer nannacroc as they are lethal once they hit you
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@nannacroc (4049)
31 Jul 07
My daughters have made sure that the safeguards are in place. I also check with them if there is something I don't understand.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Good I am glad about that
@naadia (830)
• India
30 Jul 07
thanks yaar...i have norton internet security with latest virus defenition.many times i got some warning that norton blocked a virus.i think norton is best!i never got a virus problem snce i installed norton!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
I do not trust Norton at all when I had it the Viruses where getting through so I now have a free one which I have now had over 2 years on here and has saved my Computer many a time Be Careful Sweet
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Thanks for the warning, gabs. It seems that we have to constantly be vigilant when on the internet. They keep coming up with new ways all the time to fool us. A virus completely wrecked my last pc.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
Yes they do and I wish they would stop that because like yours a lot of People loose their PC through it
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Thank you, my friend, this is a valueable warning and I appreciate you sending us this information. I have great spyware and anti-virus on my computer because I know that it can easily become infected. I have had a trojan horse twice now, but my AVG systems have caught both of them and quarantined them within a few minutes of the infection... Having a fair day so far and thought I would atempt to answer some of my friends discussions...love you, Tina
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
I am glad to see you as I am missing you Sweet I hope you are a bit better Love you to and a big Hug your way Gabs
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Be sure to keep your virus/spyware programs updated too. It seems as though there are new ones every day, so if possible, schedule your software to scan each day at a time it won't interfere with your online work.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
I do scan every day and they are always updated but thank you for adding that in here as some People might know this Thank you
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
Oooopppssss I meant might not know this
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@GardenGerty (93583)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Jul 07
Thanks, gabs, that is part of what friends are for, to watch your back door, and help you not make dumb mistakes. Or if you do, to help pick you back up from them. I will be very careful with what I download, thanks for the warning.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
The main thing is this one where your Screen goes and it keeps up and says Error please restart and disable your Antivirus do not ever disable it restart and run a Scan there and then
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
31 Jul 07
Thank you for the warning. The last thing I need to do is get a virus on my husbands computer, he would be very upset with me for that. He already thinks I abuse my computers.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Oh dear lol I am sure you don't sweetie
@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
2 Aug 07
I crash my computers all the time. My brother says I use my computers like I drive my sports car, hard. I don't know what I do to my computers and as far as the car goes if I have the power I will use it, that may explain the 6 speeding tickets in one year.
@Darkwing (21590)
31 Jul 07
Thank you Gabs. This has happened a few times to me now, and I know from old not to do as they say. I received one on Yahoo at 2.30 one morning... as did all the other friends of my buddy. I saw him sign in, at 2.30, which is not usual... dropped me, and all his list a link, and within seconds, signed out. This is the fourth one of these I've had so I knew it wasn't him. I went straight to my archives and deleted the message before it could do any damage to my computer. There are people out there though, who haven't experienced this before and to them, your warning is of great value. Thank you for sharing, my friend. Love and Hugs. xox
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Yes that is true Specially new People on the Computer I know 3 years ago when I first came on here I think I would have just done it
@Darkwing (21590)
2 Aug 07
Yes, until you're completely sure of what's going on with your computer, it's very easy to panic and think that your security needs updating. :( Nasty people!
• United States
31 Jul 07
Thanks for the warning. I don't use Yahoo much anymore, and I stopped using MSN a long time ago. Too many conflicts with my system, that would cause my computer to go crazy.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
I see well watch out for this other one won't you
• United States
1 Aug 07
That I surely will do. I am always on the look out for viruses new and old. Cause well I don't have the money to be replacing my computer, if it were to be infected. So I am always extra careful when online.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
30 Jul 07
thanks for the heads up they are geting to weird with this darn stuff. The nerve of those people grrrrrrrrrrr I know I was on here think it was yesterday and my whole system shut down and rebooted its self I mean it just went blank I thought our power for some reason had gone off but Linda was still working on hers
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
I remember you telling me I hope you have run a full Scan
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Oh I did
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@mummymo (23709)
30 Jul 07
Thamks for the warning Angel and it is good to know that blondie wasn't present then huh? lol I had this happen to me a few weeks ago but luckily my anti virus let me know that there was a back door trojan trying to get in - I didn't even realise it was a virus til you told me earlier! hugs xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
Well watch out for the new one to that tells you to disable your Antivirus as that is a new one to never disable it Sweet lol yes it was a good Job Blondie was not present lol xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
31 Jul 07
I know now and I won't fall for it Angel - as you know I woulod be totally lost without my laptop honey! xxx
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@weemam (13389)
30 Jul 07
Thank you so much for the warning pal , We are still having problems , the guy on aol told us to go online and contact him again ,but I just couldn't be bothered , I will do it tomorrow xx
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 07
Well I hope you have nothing in there Never disable your Antivirus I think if I would have believed that Message my Computer would be a goner xxx
@weemam (13389)
31 Jul 07
Don't worry sweetheart , I always call for Ross lol xxx
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Thanks for the heads up, seems there is something new everyday, I try to keep everything updated on my computer and run a scan often but it seems as fast as I run them someone has added another virus.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 07
Yes there is and I wish the People who are doing this would stop
@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
Thanks Gabs. There have been a few warnings lately...seems like the bad guys are running rampant at the moment. It's good to know our friends are sharing information tat will keep our computers healthy.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 07
I know and I wish that it could be stopped somehow apparently it is mainly Kids that are doing this I heard it on the TV
• United States
1 Aug 07
Hi ya Gabs. Thank you for letting us know. I do hope your computer is up and working okay now. Someone cut our cables two weeks ago, and I can barely stay on line now.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 07
It never got to my Computer as I did not disable the Antivirus I hope that yours will be sorted though Get in contact with your Server as you are not getting the service that you are paying for Sweetie
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
1 Aug 07
Thank you gabs! I will be looking for things like this in the future! I had a firefox box come up last night to say that there was a update to firefox and to restart my browser to load it. I did as I have had that happen before with no trouble. But today, I can not get my firefox browser to open!! I hope that I did not do a blond thing!!! I LOVE my firefox and am hating using the IE for today!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 07
Sweetie I get that to and I can not understand why it won't be open again mine updated yesterday to I hope that it is back you should have tried rebooting the Computer if it is not back then just download it again
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Oh, wow. I am so glad it didn't get you. Thanks so much for the warning. This is a great place to get the word out about such things. Thanks, gabs.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Yes it is Sweetie and I am glad to that it did not get me as I can not afford a new Computer
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Gabs, it's always nice to pass on these warnings. In the past 2-3 days, I've received notices from my ISP that they blocked the "storm worm" that several people were trying to send to me. I wish I knew why they get a charge out of doing things like this and wish they could find another way to spend their time.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Yes I wonder to what is so great to do this to People I think these People need to get a Life and I wish some system would be brought in that they could catch these People somehow
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Thanks for the warning Gabs. I have 5 different security programs that I run quite often. Two of them run in the background constantly. The desktop computer is not as well protected. My hubby cleaned 14 viruses off of that one. He thinks some of them are coming from MySpace. The girls are always on that site. I read about the hackers that have been coming into this site also.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Yes I know I don't think we are safe at all anymore
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
31 Jul 07
That's nice of you to share what you experienced, Gabs. I am sure it is helpful to many of us who may unknowingly invite the virus accidentally. Personally, I do not open any attachment not download anything from chatlines. And just like any kiasu Singaporean, I have firewalls installed and up running. It pays to be cautious. Thanks for sharing :)
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Yes it does what is scary though is new People on the Computer would just do it and disable their Antivirus and it is not fair that People do this sort of thing