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JCC Huge computer virus...is all lost?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Sounds like a typical Layer 8 incident.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Like an 8-layer dip? I'll get the tortilla chips.
     
  3. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If there's one thing the internet's taught me is that guns solve all problems. Shot the computer and it'll be working in no time at all. Literally no time.
     
  4. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You mean using Linux? :p
     
  5. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Not exactly. :p

    I'm still perplexed by the fact the virus had mass. That and that backing up files is a mysterious and mystifying thing.
     
  6. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, apparently the whole Internet has as much mass as a strawberry, so it could be that the viruses have mass, too... :p
     
  7. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I guess that'd be an interesting thought experiment. Though a virus is nothing but lines of code cobbled together into nasty software, does that code have any measurable mass?

    Just in case you've missed the point Arlol, you can't call something as ephemeral as software "huge". The adjective you were looking for would be any expletive of choice.
     
  8. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If your parents are willing to pay for it, I'm sure a data recovery service would sort it out.
     
  9. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    Because of the idea that lines of code, data, and your favourite pornographic images all reduce down to charged or uncharged circuits... and at the lowest level the difference between their states is governed by an electron charge and electrons have mass. QED data, and viruses, have mass.

    Now all you sarcastic people actually have learned that viruses have mass.
     
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  10. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, I was just joking there, but if you were to seriously consider this concept, I suppose you could always argue that every line of code must have a physical medium upon which it's written - a hard drive or a memory stick... So the mass of that corresponding part of the physical medium could be, I suppose, considered as the code's mass. It's a bit of a stretch, though. :p
     
  11. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Better hope it doesn't get out and infect Raccoon City

    sorry just stayed up all night watching the first 4 resident evil films
     
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  12. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    I think he can pay for it himself, IIRC he has a job now.
     
  13. TheModFavorite

    TheModFavorite Jedi Master star 4

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    which virus was it, and what anti-virus program were you using?
     
  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Data recovery services are very expensive. His parents might have to move to a cheaper trailer park afterwards.
     
  15. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Hey buddy. Gonna help you out. I saved one of your old pics. Feel free to right click save and restart your collection.
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, just reading this thread is making me feel dirty.
     
  17. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    My work computer got infected with a virus back in 2001. I couldn't help feeling dirty all day and it wasn't even my fault. At another job, we were all sent emails not to open any emails that ended in 'exe.' One of our consultants wanted to see what a computer virus looked like, so she opened the email and infected the server and all the interconnected computers.
     
  18. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah, that's not what I'm holding. I was holding a cookie.
     
  19. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Does your Mama give you one every time you post here?
     
  20. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let me guess, you got a pop up saying your pc was vulnerable, and allowed a trial version of some antivirus program to be installed.
     
  21. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    1. Cookie response: No, does yours?
    2. No dad was watching some videos for his work, and seemingly that's how it happened. I don't know anymore
     
  22. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    That's what got my nephew 14 trojans and nearly nuked his desktop.
     
  23. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Videos "for his work" gave him a virus.... riiiiiiight.
     
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  24. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah, he was on this site, then that's what happened. We had some problems before like you would click on your email, but then for some reason it would redirect you to another site.
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    *shrugs* It's possible. A lot of people will be less cautious opening/looking at something work releated vs. something that's, well, not.:p