JCC Huge computer virus...is all lost?

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

  1. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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

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

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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.
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  4. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    You mean using Linux? :p
  5. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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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 Ex 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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    which virus was it, and what anti-virus program were you using?
  14. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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

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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 New Films Manager

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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
    Last edited by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 3, 2012
  22. Juliet316 Chosen One

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

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

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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 Chosen One

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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