Potential virus on either this site or 5dimes

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aggieaccountant PM aggieaccountant
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Posted: 11/9/2011 11:59:58 PM

I know this is not college football related, but has anyone else gotten a virus on their computers recently from either this site or 5dimes?  I am not sure which one is causing the virus, but I had just gotten my computer cleaned up and now I appear to have a virus again and these are the only two sites I could see potentially causing it.  Just curious if anyone else is having this problem so I can try and figure out if it is possibly this site. 

I would like to notify the mods of whichever site is so they can hopefully rectify the problem.

DanTos8715 PM DanTos8715
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:01:25 AM
Can you be more specific?  I mean what is the virus doing?
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:01:44 AM
I just recently gotten a virus and i have been on this site more than any other 1. I believe i got it from here
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:04:06 AM
wow, i just got one on another computer and i was thinking i havent done anything out of the ordinary. also im not on 5 dimes.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:04:49 AM
I got one 2 days ago. I use 5 dimes and covers A LOT
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:05:07 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by DanTos8715:

Can you be more specific?  I mean what is the virus doing?

One thing that happens is the internet stops working for a few seconds and then comes back up.  Then, when it really kicks in I can no longer use my microsoft office products, which is what has happened now again.  Frustrating because this is my work laptop, so now I have to take it back in to our IT group.

Since I already have the virus again, I would like to figure out what site is causing it before I get it fixed.

aggieaccountant PM aggieaccountant
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:05:33 AM
Damn, it sounds like it is from this site.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:11:26 AM
its covers look at covers help two guys all ready post it 4 days ago
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:14:25 AM
any way of getting rid of it i have been on safe mode for the past week
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:22:06 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by winner2:

any way of getting rid of it i have been on safe mode for the past week


I got one yesterday and after reading this I am guessing it was on this site.I scanned and removed with malwarebytes and everything seems ok now.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
aggieaccountant PM aggieaccountant
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:24:23 AM
How do you keep from getting it again?
ZonaCats PM ZonaCats
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:25:14 AM
it's definitely covers.

clean up your garbage for darn's sake, covers. 

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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:27:23 AM
if you think you have a virus
go to bleepingcomputer.com
follow the steps
they will help you for free, theyve helped me remove many viruses
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:27:52 AM
its all the damn spam ads on here.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:29:42 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by aggieaccountant:

One thing that happens is the internet stops working for a few seconds and then comes back up.  Then, when it really kicks in I can no longer use my microsoft office products, which is what has happened now again.  Frustrating because this is my work laptop, so now I have to take it back in to our IT group.

Since I already have the virus again, I would like to figure out what site is causing it before I get it fixed.


same here 
thisguyiswise PM thisguyiswise
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:31:02 AM
look at yahoo homepage
aggieaccountant PM aggieaccountant
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:36:13 AM
I ran malware and it took care of it (I think).  I guess I will just have to run it every night until covers fixes this problem. 
edwardglennx3 PM edwardglennx3
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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:59:13 AM
it is  this site for sure,,about a week ago, every time i opened up the forums page, my computer automatically downloaded some weird crap.

because i have a mac, my computer is not effected. I had about 30 random downloads that day in particular. went through and deleted them all
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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:02:04 AM

WHAT THE darn COVERS. fix the damn issue. both of my computers are messed up

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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:14:00 AM
i got a trojan horse when surfing this forum on 11/05, but my security software killed it. i suspect it comes from one of the ads on the site.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:16:11 AM
i got one on here a couple weeks ago.....messed my computer up....good thing i have 2 other computers in my closet.....havent had time to work on the messed up computer.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:18:09 AM
How do you get viruses without downloading tho? I don't see how ads and garbage can give you viruses.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:26:44 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TrajaD:

How do you get viruses without downloading tho? I don't see how ads and garbage can give you viruses.

it automatically downloads without having your permission. most likely there is a clear banner over a tab you click on that is giving it permission. 

example, one of the pop up ads you cannot see, that is lingering right over the match ups tab, so when you go to research a game, you hit that banner without even knowing it.
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Posted: 11/10/2011 1:32:39 AM

The ads are in cahoots with the malware anti-virus software companies. These same companies know the malware so well they can create them--and so they do. It is in their interest to do so.

The insiders who design Windows release details to help attack the system (w/o bringing it down totally) in order to create needed other products.

It's fucked up, but it's just business and it happens in all walks of life.

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Posted: 11/10/2011 2:11:46 PM
Mods, can you give us a timeframe when this garbage will be fixed? 

I'm sure plenty of users can give you their timeframe before they bolt to another site. 

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