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JCC Huge computer virus...is all lost?

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

  1. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    I thought trojans usually prevent this sort of thing.
     
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  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    I mean, that's what any man who caught a virus from German fetish porn would say.... "I was doing stuff for work.... and the next thing I knew, I had this virus, and my computer is completely wiped out."

    If it was truly work-related, the IT person at his place of employment may have some ideas... worth a shot, I guess.
     
  3. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Just say you were trying to illegally download Clone Wars episodes.

    That's actually how I got my last virus.

    ( And TCW isn't technically scat porn, other than in terms of what it does to preexisting continuity. )
     
  4. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Not at his work but here at home. He's looking at trying to find another job than what he's doing now. These things he was looking at was explaining this new job or whatever, but the site was bad. Granted maybe the site had a low firewall, and the virus already there exploded. Either way, the computer is down

    edit: I don't watch the clone wars
     
  5. jp-30

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

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    I always avoid sites with low firewalls and exploded viruses.
     
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  6. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Yeah, once that bad boy swells up, you better run for the hills.
     
  7. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Next time get a higher firewall, that way the virus won't be able to climb it.
     
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  8. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You should look into a firelabyrinth.
     
  9. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...rd-drive/c3881af7-0e33-4c9e-80a4-5bb2feb1dfed

    Did you try anything with the computer yet? If not read this first, it has a few solutions from the Microsoft website.

    The earliest reference I could find is 2007 which tells me the firewalls and antivirus programs should've been updated well before now. Which brings the question, what where you doing the night the virus was downloaded and what kind of protection are you using in terms of anti-virus programs and malware removal?
     
  10. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, he (or you even) was probably at a "site" to get worked over more likely and got more than he bargained for in return. It's an old story in this day and age.
     
  11. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    It wasn't. Get your minds out of the gutter.
     
  12. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Why? The gutter is more fun.
     
  13. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    Delete the system32 folder on your computer and replace it with an empty folder of the same name. To be safe, you should clean out your system32 folder every week or two - particularly if you have naughty internet usage habits.
     
  14. TheModFavorite

    TheModFavorite Jedi Master star 4

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    arlon, as the mod favorite, i do not like it when you ignore my serious questions.
     
  15. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Sure bub, whatever you say.
     
  16. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or some kind of moat filled with burning gasoline.
     
  17. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    Why did you pick the name of TheModFavorite? Or are you a mods sock?
     
  18. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    It's a classic JCC reference... you wouldn't understand, probably.
     
  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    It's like I'm really on /b/!
     
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  20. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I bet nerds get all redfaced when they see "delete system32" posts and think "whoa this guy is badass better bugger out".
     
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  21. TheModFavorite

    TheModFavorite Jedi Master star 4

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    why did you pick the name jedifalcon? are you a falcon that's a jedi?
     
  22. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I like Falcons, they're powerful birds. Jedi because it's a Star Wars website but considering about sticking to just Falcon as I actually own that sock on this site.

    Your turn to answer,
     
  23. TheModFavorite

    TheModFavorite Jedi Master star 4

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    it's obvious that reading comprehension isn't your friend.
     
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  24. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I knew what you meant, I was wondering if I answered you would answer or are you just simply a stick in the mud incapable of answering a simple question.
     
  25. TheModFavorite

    TheModFavorite Jedi Master star 4

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    i am not a stick in the mud, as that user was banned many moons ago.