JCC Huge computer virus...is all lost?

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

  1. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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
    Last edited by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 3, 2012
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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

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

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    Next time get a higher firewall, that way the virus won't be able to climb it.
    Last edited by Darth_Morella, Oct 3, 2012
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  8. Jedi_Reject_Jesse Force Ghost

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    You should look into a firelabyrinth.
  9. Falcon Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    Why? The gutter is more fun.
  13. Piltdown Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    Sure bub, whatever you say.
  16. EHT New Films Manager

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

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

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    It's a classic JCC reference... you wouldn't understand, probably.
  19. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's like I'm really on /b/!
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  20. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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,
    Last edited by JediFalcon, Oct 4, 2012
  23. TheModFavorite Force Ghost

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

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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.
    Last edited by JediFalcon, Oct 4, 2012
  25. TheModFavorite Force Ghost

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    i am not a stick in the mud, as that user was banned many moons ago.
    Last edited by TheModFavorite, Oct 4, 2012