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Goddamn retrograde.

There really is a special place in hell for people that write viruses.

I went to a web site today to look up something for WoW, and ended up with a goddamn keystroke-logger-plus-popup-insanity-fuckshitfuckfuckfuck that my virus software isn't detecting. Its crippling my computer, and giving me a facial tic, elevated blood pressure, and a debilitating headache. I'm so goddamn pissed right now, I'm grinding my teeth.

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squeeful
Jan. 18th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
Some people need more constructive hobbies. Like building ships inside of bottles. Or cross-stitching.
alicia_stardust
Jan. 18th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Reading this made me want a cigarette. Fo' real.

*hugs*

Edited at 2009-01-18 07:40 am (UTC)
concordantnexus
Jan. 18th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
PC-Cillin by Trend Micro does a pretty damn good job of blocking the virus/spywared GoogleAds that you get anytime you try to look up stuff on thottbot, wowwiki or pretty much ANY wow related reference site.

At least it has so far.

*knocks on wood*

EDIT: if anyone knows how to prevent one's browser from even loading GoogleAds, that'd be even better.

Edited at 2009-01-18 08:07 am (UTC)
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goth_hobbit
Jan. 18th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of both Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Both of them have free versions, and Spybot S&D is fantastic about keeping up with the latest malware floating around. (It's able to kill both Gator/Claria/whatever this week's incarnation is and that godsawful coolwebsearch.com thing that keeps popping up.)

The housemate, rpechmann, spends a lot of time on WoW, including looking things up. He and I have loaded both programs on to the last 4 PCs that have come into the house, and they've made a world of difference.

Of course, the real solution to the problem is much simpler. After a few dozen highly publicized and very messy murders of the worst offenders, the rest will start re-thinking their career choices.
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aevalin
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
There is also this wee program called Hijack This
http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

You have to be very careful with it because it allows you to find things installed in your registry and delete them, but I find it's very very good as a last resort sort of software. Also if you're using XP and have a restore point far enough back you can use it too.
demonangel
Jan. 18th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
stay away from curse!! download wowmatrix and get your dl's from there....it is a godsend and honestly keeps the creepy creep stuff off the computer....everyone wants to steal everyone else's hardwork on WoW currently...it is the hardcore SUCK!

On another note, be careful with hijack this if you dl it....it uses registries corrections and can really mess up your computer if you don't know what you are doing...David cleans up stuff on my computer with it occassionaly.

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hackess
Jan. 18th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
I run AdBlock Plus and NoScript, two Firefox add-ins that block things from running/displaying on sites I visit unless I specifically give them permission.

A friend of a friend ran into the same crap, same scenario.
nyad
Jan. 18th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we learned the hard way that McAfee sucks as computer protection. We're currently running Avira Antivirus, Outpost Pro Firewall, and MalwareBytes. Nothing gets thru, including ads. I run weekly scans on the antivir, and daily ones with MalwareBytes.
brumbjorn
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Poor baby! that has GOT to suck. I am so glad I never have to deal with that shit. *coughgetamaccough*
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