Well, Conficker got me...
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March 31st, 2009 08:51 AM
Well, Conficker got me...
I was working away on my computer at school yesterday when a dialog box popped up and informed me that conficker had been detected on my machine and my computer was going to be remotely shut down in 20, 19, 18, 17.... seconds.
It was down all afternoon and a computer tech got it going again this morning. A thumb drive was infected with two viruses but neither was conficker.
It seems there are conficker A, B, C, D versions or something like that. So if I start posting nonsensical posts, well, more nonsensical than normal, somebody may be posting for me - .
I'm too young to be this old!
Getting old isn't good for you!
March 31st, 2009 09:07 AM
How do we know that you are you right now and that by clicking on your thread you didn't just give it to us.
We need to give you a test.
What do you like to climb?
A ~ Fences
B ~ Trees
C ~ Mountains
D ~ Into Bed
Answer correctly or you are getting banned.
March 31st, 2009 09:25 AM
March 31st, 2009 10:58 AM
This may or may not be of some help. That bugger is tough to find let alone get rid of...
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
March 31st, 2009 11:54 AM
So far only A, B, and C variants. More at (for those who are computer geeky):
Originally Posted by Tangle
Conficker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 31st, 2009 12:05 PM
March 31st, 2009 02:43 PM
Ditch Micro$oft Windoze and run under Linux where almost everything is "open source" (free). Very few, if any, bad virus in Linux.
I am running the Ubuntu flavor of Linux for 2 years. No more crashes, blue screen of death, memory leaks (in the computer that is, in my head not really true).
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
April 5th, 2009 01:15 AM
I double that. I am usually running Slackware linux. Ubuntu is a lot more "coming from windows" friendly.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
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