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    When I was younger, anytime you had a kind of food that you hold in your hand (ice cream on a stick, corn on the cob) there would be a black and white flash. Then your hand would be empty. It was so fast you wondered if you had just imagined that ice cream bar. She was a great cat though, very mild mannered otherwise.

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    Just spent two days wiping "buzzdock" and "magical something-crap" malware off my computer. Had to use four different programs to find everything... It put friggin' junk EVERYWHERE.
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    Had a piece of "something" attack my computer ... Locked up whole thing ... Even the mouse ... Screen said I had 24 hours to send 2 payments of $250 to such-and-such account thru Paypal or Visa and they would unlock my computer or else Interpol would be investigating me for international distribution of porn ... ... ... I got another laptop ...

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by magusphredde View Post
    Had a piece of "something" attack my computer ... Locked up whole thing ... Even the mouse ... Screen said I had 24 hours to send 2 payments of $250 to such-and-such account thru Paypal or Visa and they would unlock my computer or else Interpol would be investigating me for international distribution of porn ... ... ... I got another laptop ...

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    I've got hit with that a couple of times now. Seem's it's a big thing, especially on some porn sites that have video's. Most times you have to restart the computer to clear it and delete the page other times it's not as advanced and you can delete the page. First time it happened to me I happened to be on youtube and the video started to play then that warning popped up. Pain in the butt for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magusphredde View Post
    Had a piece of "something" attack my computer ... Locked up whole thing ... Even the mouse ... Screen said I had 24 hours to send 2 payments of $250 to such-and-such account thru Paypal or Visa and they would unlock my computer or else Interpol would be investigating me for international distribution of porn ... ... ... I got another laptop ...

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    I've got hit with that a couple of times now. Seem's it's a big thing, especially on some porn sites that have video's. Most times you have to restart the computer to clear it and delete the page other times it's not as advanced and you can delete the page. First time it happened to me I happened to be on youtube and the video started to play then that warning popped up. Pain in the butt for sure.
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    I've had something similar happen in the past, and have learned how to get rid of it. Do a hard reboot so that you can start up in Safe Mode with Networking. Not sure how much you know about computers, so I'll explain in my own terms (since I'm not too knowledgeable myself, I just know a few things) what that does. It sets it up so only the very basic of systems will be running, preventing stuff like viruses and malware to start up, while the networking allows you to still access the web. From there, I go to BleepingComputer.Com and download Combofix. While still in safemode, I run that program which will pretty much get rid of everything. I mean, it even considers Skype to be a potential virus so deletes that as well.

    Once it's done, restart as normal, and you should be clear. I've also downloaded Malware Bytes, and run that once a week or so. An emergency tech in my area suggested both of those to me over the phone, as that was what he would do if he made a housecall. Except over the phone it was free, and it would cost me $70 if he showed up to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munin-Hugin View Post
    I've had something similar happen in the past, and have learned how to get rid of it. Do a hard reboot so that you can start up in Safe Mode with Networking. Not sure how much you know about computers, so I'll explain in my own terms (since I'm not too knowledgeable myself, I just know a few things) what that does. It sets it up so only the very basic of systems will be running, preventing stuff like viruses and malware to start up, while the networking allows you to still access the web. From there, I go to BleepingComputer.Com and download Combofix. While still in safemode, I run that program which will pretty much get rid of everything. I mean, it even considers Skype to be a potential virus so deletes that as well.

    Once it's done, restart as normal, and you should be clear. I've also downloaded Malware Bytes, and run that once a week or so. An emergency tech in my area suggested both of those to me over the phone, as that was what he would do if he made a housecall. Except over the phone it was free, and it would cost me $70 if he showed up to do it.
    Very much agree with running the malware, virus checkers and such after one of those hit. I tend to run them about once a week or more as a lot of malware seems to get slipped in especially the pup programs. Can take a few hours or more to do all of it but it's worth it in the long run.
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    I use Linux on my computers. I have never had a virus attack. I do run the recommended anti-virus and malware software but the way Linux works it is less likely to be attacked.
    I keep all my information backed up and if I ever do get hit I can reload Linux and be back up and running in an hour. Another good point is that it's free. All the software on my computer is open source software and the software I write is also open source software. It is all free and modifiable because the source code is always available.

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    Oh my Satan, I work tonight 6pm to 2 am! And I'm awake. I should be asleep. But I'm eating my pizza and doing maps for my car route. It's the end of the world as we know it. And I'm sorta sleeeepy.


    (but at least it's when the store is closed and I don't need to talk to anyone. So I can put on my zombie audiobook and be anti social)
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    So this morning I've only been in work for 3 hours and have gotten so frustrated and annoyed that the boss had to tell me to calm down because a few of the guys complained that I was being verbally abusive. Yeah, when I look at it, it wasn't really their faults, but they are the direct cause of it. I know it's busy and the end of the month but c'mon, a little communication and organization would be nice.

    I'm feeling extremely claustrophobic here. There are so many boxes piled up in my work area that it's hard to move, hard to keep it all sorted, and nowhere for me to move them to in order to make space. I work in a shipping department, and right now I'm trying to keep 12 different stores separate, as well as making sure that the regular UPS and FedEx boxes don't get mixed up. Plus, there are at least 3 orders for each store that is missing, but no one's bothering to find those orders and just want to add more stores!

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