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Post by briarpatch » Mon May 25, 2009 11:38 am

I got a pm on GDF today said important information when I clicked on it it said

" seems very important information indeed"

and my computor updated something..I am hopeing this is not a virus
but if you get a PM like this I would suggest you don't open it

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Re: Important information

Post by kninebirddog » Mon May 25, 2009 11:56 am

did you see who the pm was by
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
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Re: Important information

Post by vzkennels » Mon May 25, 2009 12:01 pm

It's by ferracont!!

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Re: Important information

Post by kninebirddog » Mon May 25, 2009 12:03 pm

Spammer


don't open for anyone reading this
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
"When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid, I figure its a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them." Tom Dorrance
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Re: Important information

Post by RayGubernat » Mon May 25, 2009 1:47 pm

Briar -

Thank you for the warning. I deleted the message and then emptied my recycle bin also.

RayG

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Re: Important information

Post by NovaDD » Mon May 25, 2009 1:57 pm

I wish I would have read this first. The link brought me to a website to buy viagra. Hopefully a virus was not attached and it was only a link to the website.

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Re: Important information

Post by Sharon » Mon May 25, 2009 2:12 pm

Your virus guard would pick it up and contain it before it caused a problem.
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Re: Important information

Post by pstrman » Mon May 25, 2009 2:29 pm

I got the same email this morning but it didn't download anything.

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Re: Important information

Post by birddogsunlimited » Mon May 25, 2009 3:18 pm

got it too ive ran 2 diferent programs and havent picked any thing up as far as a viris
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mavrick gsp
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Charlie yellow lab
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barrett yellow lab
mikey choc. lab r.i.p buddy

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Re: Important information

Post by JasonW77 » Mon May 25, 2009 3:23 pm

I wished I would have seen this post before I open it

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Re: Important information

Post by rizz1 » Mon May 25, 2009 6:58 pm

just got the same thing.... glad I checked here before clicking on the link. mine came from the same name (ferracont)
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Re: Important information

Post by briarpatch » Mon May 25, 2009 11:18 pm

ezzy,
mine was from this ferracont as well ..
as soon as I opened it my computor updated something and asked me to reboot..my virus guard did pop up ..
I quickly closed it and used my restore on my computor to restore it to an earlier date and then ran the virus scan ..

I dont think I got a virus, but i am pretty sure it attempted to download something to my computor..

like I said I would suggest if you got this pm to delete it and not open it..

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Re: Important information

Post by markj » Tue May 26, 2009 1:58 pm

If you right click on the link you can select properties and see what the link points to, this one had a .ru extension rumania, may have downloaded a trojan which can be hard to detect as it shows no malicious code until it goes off.
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=1103
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=5210
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Re: Important information

Post by tmoneysju » Tue May 26, 2009 2:19 pm

regarding these links, simply going to the webpage can expose your computer to malwae (virus, trojan, worm, etc...) Also, just because you have anti-virus installed does not mean you are 100% safe. This is not meant to scare people but it's widely known that no virus software is 100% effective 100% of the time, especially with new viruses. Also, you may have up to date virus software but if you are not running your windows updates regularly, simply going to the webpage is enough for the bad guys to take control of your pc.

If you have clicked the link and viewed the webpage mentioned in the pm I would suggest the following:

1. making sure windows updates are up to date
2. making sure your virus software is up to date
3. run a virus scan using your installed virus software using the most "in-depth" scan as possible
4. getting a 2nd opinion by going to a 2nd virus manufacturer's web page and running their online scanning tool, here is one example:

http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/index.php

Good Luck, if you need any additional info on any of these steps, let me know.

Kevin

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Re: Important information

Post by collinedward » Tue May 26, 2009 2:54 pm

I was wondering how he knew I needed Viagra..Weird...




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