Internet Security Virus Warning
Now, I am sure most people on this Web site have the sensibility to operate on the ‘net with really good anti-virus software. But now, viruses are slipping past even the best of anti-virus software.
This is because of the most simple of reasons… The latest trend in virus programing is to disguise the virus as the anti-virus software itself!
Having your own website is something that many people aspire for because you can write and post anything you want like your private social media account where millions of people can see your content but the virus tends to play spoilsport all the time but once software is installed, everything is ok and be sure to add a memorable preventivo realizzazione sito web for good measure.
The most recent attack that I have seen has gone by the name “Internet Security 2010.” I will tell you right now, if there is a program on your computer by this name, TAKE YOUR COMPUTER TO A VIRUS-REMOVAL SHOP RIGHT NOW! This program is dangerous mal-ware and will make your computer so FUBAR that it will be unusable. On top of the massive drain on system resources it poses, it writes three (or more) seperate viri into your windows registry, making removal near impossible at best. These viri do three different things:
- They disable all administrative controls over the computer. This will make removal near impossible as the user cannot de-activate the services that the viri have hijacked…
- The wonderful trojan horse rears its ugly head, writing your computer’s end-game without ever showing its true identity. Trojans are known to be the most dangerous of viri for a reason…
- Malicious spy-ware will then take hold of your computer, transmitting personal information and just about any information that you DON’T want transmitted across the web. Social-Security numbers, IP addresses, Credit Card numbers, Home Address, Phone numbers, account information (for websites such as yahoo! mail, AC, myspace, facebook, etc.), Bank Numbers, program information, etc. I’m sure by now, I don’t need to tell you how potentially damaging the transmission of this information can be.
So while your computer is having viri written into its operating system, another thing is happening. You’ll notice that your desktop background will change to a red and black image with the text “Warning: Your system is been infected! Please activate your anti-virus software, and do not operate your computer until all viruses has removed.” (Yes, the grammer was THAT bad.) This will then be followed by a big red “X” being planted at the bottom right of your screen. A pop-up alert window will appear over it saying “Your computer is unprotected. Downloading Anti-Virus Software now.” Then a shield bearing the same colour scheme as the Windows logo will appear next to it, and another pop-up alert will appear saying “Your system is infected. Please activate your virus software now!” At this point, the “Internet Security 2010” program will activate itself, prompting you to immediately BUY a license just so you can have your computer back.
Again, at this point, I am sure that I do not have to tell you that you should NOT BUY THE FRIGGIN’ LICENSE. You will be required to input your credit card number, bank account number, full legal name, address, etc. DO NOT GIVE THIS PROGRAM SAID INFORMATION. You WILL be the next identity theft victim if you do, and quite possibly computer-less as well.
Now, you may ask “what can I do if my computer IS infected with this program?” Here’s what you do:
1: Immediately disconnect your internet land-line. This is that Ethernet (it looks like a wide telephone cable) that goes into the back of your computer, or wifi-caster if you have one.
2: Turn off your computer and remove the power cord.
3: Take it to an Virus-Removal shop. The sooner the better.
Under normal circumstances, I would suggest some basic tools to remove the virus from your computer, but in this case, the virus happens to be one of the most malicious viri I have encountered in my years of computer experience. Trust me on this, as I used to write viruses when I was ten years old (No worries, I only sent them to people who tried to hack my computer or tried to give me a virus), this virus is REALLY good at what it does. Hell, if I was still into that kind of thing, I would buy the programmer a friggin’ drink. But the point is that this virus goes beyond my capabilities in computer protection and virus removal. Just the other night, I had to reformat my hard-drive and performed a Department of Defense level of overwrite (three overwrite passes). Even after re-installing my Operating System, damage caused by the virus was still apparent. I was forced to re-reformat my hard drive and this time I performed six more overwrites.
So, the purpose of this article is to give everyone who reads this fair warning. Do not try to remove the virus yourself. Do not fall for the fake anti-virus program. And most of all, immediately see a computer expert.
Another note, to any computer specialists who read this, please send me a message on my AC account. I would like to discuss some ways to remove this nasty beast from my other computer. Thank you in advance.