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amp_322
10-25-2006, 09:52 PM
If someone were to have clicked on that link, what would have happened? Would its effects been immediate? Is there something I need to do to my computer now? Thanks.

FrenchyFungus
10-25-2006, 09:58 PM
I'd run a virus check, and probably a spyware one too, for a start.

I don't actually know what it is, just that it's bad.

I clicked a similar, if not identical, thing a while ago, and had no problems.

Benny989
10-25-2006, 09:58 PM
If you clicked on that link...you're now officially the dumbest person I know...

Edwardthegreat5
10-25-2006, 09:59 PM
How do I close the window(i got curious :p:.)?

amp_322
10-25-2006, 10:00 PM
Well, thanks Benny. Maybe I was bored. I did manage to get out of it relatively quickly though. But thanks for the advice, Frenchy.

ED! You were the one that warned everyone! I just clicked OK on the last window to pop up and it took me back to the Pit.

FrenchyFungus
10-25-2006, 10:00 PM
Try Ctrl+Alt+Del

AngelGC
10-25-2006, 10:01 PM
yeah, i opened it, but closed it before it had a chance to load anything. i wanted to see what it was. then i realized, that it couldnt be anything good.

amp_322
10-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Well, I'm clean, so either I got out quickly enough, or it didn't do anything to begin with. Thanks for the help Frenchy.

malakian_rocks
10-26-2006, 12:52 AM
My question is : why is there so much accounts that are created (and banned really quickly) just to make a thread with a link to a virus ???

Machanix
10-26-2006, 01:37 AM
Which virus? :confused:

CoreysMonster
10-26-2006, 07:22 AM
Can't there be some kind of stick warning people about this guy until he goes away?


EDIT: That site that some idiot(s) have been posting lately that crashes your web browser after half a minute. it's so annoying. he (they) keep(s) on creating new accounts just to put that site (it's under a different name now, too) up. :confused:

Andrewbiles
10-26-2006, 08:15 AM
Well the first wave of threads made by the person/bot said wait for 17 seconds or something, so I assume that it takes roughly that long for it to get to your computer.

wahappen
10-26-2006, 08:23 AM
My question is : why is there so much accounts that are created (and banned really quickly) just to make a thread with a link to a virus ???

Eh Quebecker.. I'd hate to break it to you, but welcome to the world we live in. Unfortunately, cigarettes and baguettes just aren't enough to keep the world outside of Quebec happy.


Their unhappiness leads them to resort to one ( or both ) of the following malicious actions:

1) Car bombings

2) Spam on the intarweb

CoreysMonster
10-26-2006, 08:49 AM
ah, wahappen. what would you say to a warning sticky? nobody really knows what that link exactly does, and it could be dangerous. Or a PM to all users warning them about it.

wahappen
10-26-2006, 08:59 AM
^ ...

Well the first wave of threads made by the person/bot said wait for 17 seconds or something, so I assume that it takes roughly that long for it to get to your computer.

Andy... are there any soft deleted threads with the link that I could have a look at?

Was it the one just posted in SF?

CoreysMonster
10-26-2006, 09:11 AM
Well, there's one in the Electric guitar forum that isn't deleted yet...
ah, here it is:

EDIT: It's been taken care of.

FrenchyFungus
10-26-2006, 12:25 PM
Wahappen, there's still two undeleted threads with the link, one in MT, one in A&C

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