Beware of "Google urgent update"
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
Don't know if this has been posted before.

Just had a pop up that wanted me to do a down load of a .bat file. Didn't do it and did a search, found out it is a scam.

So what do you think should happen to people that do this kind of thing. I always think about staking them out over a red ant bed, pour honey on them and then stir up the bed.
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
.bat trojan? Glorious.
Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
The type of batch file we used to make in primary school back in 1996 and exchange with desktop icons so when teachers clicked on them it spammed the screen with "NEI, FAEN... KA DU GJOR NU?!" and froze Win95 / the computer.
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16

Hrafna wrote:

The type of batch file we used to make in primary school back in 1996 and exchange with desktop icons so when teachers clicked on them it spammed the screen with "NEI, FAEN... KA DU GJOR NU?!" and froze Win95 / the computer.


Used a similar thing on my friends computer, i turned it off, he was fucking pissed.

Vart du skræmt no?
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
Te film is okee dokie! (I loved the Muppet Movie/Swedish Chef)
and only download updates from known safe websites.
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
Why would you trust any button inside of an internet browser when it says "update"

Your web browser is used to view webpages, upload stuff, and download stuff not to update you shouldn't believe anything that says update on a web browser.
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16

Rujikin wrote:

Why would you trust any button inside of an internet browser when it says "update"

Your web browser is used to view webpages, upload stuff, and download stuff not to update you shouldn't believe anything that says update on a web browser.


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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16

StumpyD wrote:

Don't know if this has been posted before.

Just had a pop up that wanted me to do a down load of a .bat file. Didn't do it and did a search, found out it is a scam.

So what do you think should happen to people that do this kind of thing. I always think about staking them out over a red ant bed, pour honey on them and then stir up the bed.


The thing is, you will never find these hackers, just know if you accidentally download one of those files on a windows computer they will have control over almost probably everything on it.
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16

Rujikin wrote:

Why would you trust any button inside of an internet browser when it says "update"

Your web browser is used to view webpages, upload stuff, and download stuff not to update you shouldn't believe anything that says update on a web browser.


^
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Posted 7/24/16 , edited 7/24/16
You most likely clicked a malware ad.
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Posted 7/29/16 , edited 7/29/16
Of course it would be a scam. -.-
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Posted 7/29/16 , edited 7/29/16
Hackers ! Good ones never get caught, they just own the hardware the software runs on everything else is gravy.
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Posted 8/4/16 , edited 8/4/16
See, kids, this is one of the primary reasons why adblock was invented.
So exploitative little scumbuckets can be thwarted before they even attempt to infect some poor soul's computer with a virus through, of course, none other than a malicious advertisement.
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Year-end cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016.
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