WOW!

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by prairie dog, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. prairie dog

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  2. funkydude

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    Too common...
     
  3. Fly

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  4. SIR****TMG

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    Good Grief
     
  5. m00nbl00d

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    The best answer is really a found :D

    lol
     
  6. zopzop

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    Oh........ my.......... God. I just forwarded that link to everyone I know. Like another poster said : Sad but funny.:'( :D
     
  7. prairie dog

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    The worst part is that she/he actually googled it and could only find removal instructions! The words "virus" and "malware" are all over the place, yet she is still hunting for another download linko_O .
     
  8. Threedog

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    And to think.....users like her out-number us.
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    Another poor soul caught in a trap,what a shame.:blink:
     
  10. quintile

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    Telling her virus and trojans are compatible with all windows,
    is funny but not helpful.

    She just played off the real help she was given..and chose this answer? :eek:

    Does she even know what trojan/virus are, is what I am wondering..
    doesn't sound like it
     
  11. Someone

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    I agree, sad but very funny. :D
     
  12. arran

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    I lol d so hard when I read that.
     
  13. Retadpuss

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    The post may well be fake, however, the criminals would NOT still be spending time and effort in making and promoting these rogues if users were not falling for it and installing them.

    I believe some of these criminals have made millions from these scams.

    Removing the rogue is one thing, but if someone has paid money / registered one, they should be contacting their bank / credit card to get their card blocked. These guys are criminals and wont think twice about stealing your money once they have your card details.

    These rogues are a serious threat to a good number of users. Gone are the days when malware writers wanted to just screw your system - now its all about money - taking users money and or stealing / capturing their financial information.

    Puss
     
  14. TonyW

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    What's even more astonishing is some of these people who have installed these rogue applications also have a bona fide security program on their system as well!
     
  15. benton4

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    This is all so true. We, those who know about stuff like rogue sites/programs, need to continue to share this info with any and all people we can. It is sad that there are people out there without conscience who make these rogue products- its almost sadder that there are those who laugh about it.
     
  16. Retadpuss

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    Indeed. Many rogues are marketed as antispyware apps or registry cleanerss. The criminal businesses behind these things go to great lengths to a) get people to install the application b) for it to go undetected by true AVs / AMs.

    Many rogues change the apps fingerprint every few days so as to avoid detection. There are a couple I check reguarly - and one in particular has an unbelievable domain name - real AM vendors would love it as its so legit. The application is changed every few days and thus vendors will keep having to update signatures - many dont bother - or are not quick enough.
     
  17. xMarkx

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    I saw that question on Yahoo! Answers the day it came out and I was going to post it here on Wilders but I didn't :( . I enjoyed reading it though . I think it was just a joke because the person that made that question is getting tons of attention now. If it's not a joke, then I don't really know what to say.
     
  18. Osaban

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    I can't help thinking about 'mafia' style tactics to provide protection: pay for malware to keep other malware away!
     
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    I wonder what your thoughts would be if your daily newspaper would start producing garbage headlines such as WOW!, OINK OINK or DING DONG?
     
  20. Meltdown

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    Another question from the same poster at Yahoo Answers:

     
  21. prairie dog

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    settle down big shooter. its just a thread title. Deep breaths

    If you could send me some information on how to properly title a thread pertaining to a yahoo answers link, that would be great.
     
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  22. Dark Shadow

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    Now Thats funny, Especially some of the post back comments.:D
     
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  23. Mrkvonic

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    That second question convinced me this is fake :)
    Mrk
     
  24. Wildest

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    +1 :thumb:

    If the title at least had the words "XP antivirus 2009" in it, I could have saved 5 minutes of my life finding out about something I care nothing about. :mad:

    How is anyone supposed to know what a thread titled "WOW!", is about? o_O
     
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