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WARNING: Newest PC Virus Info/Read ASAP

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    READ IMMEDIATELY - Just want to save all my brothers and sisters on the Board from a major catastrophe...Shalom!
    >>> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >>>
    >>> HI ALL THIS was sent to me by our son who is in charge of
    >>> the computers for the state of Florida -- whenever he
    >>> receives anything like this it is a warning to the State as
    >>> well as all us little people --
    >>>
    >>> VERY IMPORTANT , PLEASE READ THIS
    >>>
    >>> Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and
    >>> so on. This information arrived this morning, Direct from
    >>> both Microsoft and Norton Please send it to everybody you
    >>> know who has Access to the Internet. You may receive an
    >>> apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server
    >>> Report' If you open either file, a message will appear
    >>> on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is
    >>> no longer beautiful....'
    >>>
    >>> Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the
    >>> person who sent it to you will gain access to your Name,
    >>> e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to
    >>> circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed
    >>> the severity, and the anti virus software's are not
    >>> capable of destroying it.
    >>>
    >>> The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself
    >>> 'life owner'.
    >>>
    >>> PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And
    >>> ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
    >>>
    >>> THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNIPES.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/mailserver.asp
     
  2. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    Did you happen to actually read the snopes article on that?
     
  3. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    It was NOT confirmed by snopes. And it goes back to 2006 so it is rather outdated anyway.
     
  4. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    good gravy man, read the link!

    It is an old email that has a lot of errors in it. Just get virus protection, this stuff is covered. I use AVG free...never had a problem on any of our six family computers.
     
  5. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    The most damage these things create is the fear and worry it creates in those who don't know any better.

    It especially targets those who did not grow up having to be on guard against scammers and tend to think other people are as honest as they are.
     
  6. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, I just had to spend four hours on my parent's computers via a remote connection (their speed was horrible) removing malicious software because they got confused (which is easy to do) about a virus warning and bought a $20 program from some guy that was loaded with spyware and junk.

    The ironic thing is that even if they had a massive virus that crash their computer they wouldn't have lost anything since I have their important computer stuff automatically backed up with a secure server.

    Just a waste of time.
     
  7. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

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    Oh, I think I had that same internet service, the "Take4Evr DialUp" plan.

    BTW, AVG antivirus is great, and free for the singlepoint end user.
     
  8. Trotter

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    Yahoo scans each and every attachment before you can download it and will not allow an infected file to be downloaded. I don't know if it scans email downloaded through Outlook or Outlook Express, though.

    As for a great free anti-virus, Microsoft's Security essentials is actually awesome. I dropped Eset's Nod32 for it so that should tell you something right there. MSE has been tested and scored better than almost all AVs out there, ranking in the top three (equal scores). As a plus, a friend of mine (malware expert) has tested and found the MSE will coexist with AVG.

    Here's a link:
    Microsoft Security Essentials
     
  9. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    This was just another typical righteousdude2 post. An urgent message, poorly researched, and with warning symbols, but factually wrong. :laugh:
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    Not necessary.........
     
  11. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    It's called a joke...lighten up.
     
  12. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    A good conversation so far. Thanks!
     
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    My response- got a Mac, no problem. ;)
     
  14. righteousdude2

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    Dear Sceptics.....

    This was sent to me by a very special sister in the Lord, and I did not feel that it was necessary to research the info provided. She is reliable...

    I was simply wanting to pass along to any of you, who may care, info to protect your PC. If there is an error [in that it is an old warning], than I truly apologize. However, Mr. Matt remains a mean spirited brother who needs to check his heart at the door because his comments are definitely unwarranted, and nothing more than personal attacks on my genuine concern!

    By the way, Just this morning, I did receive an e-mail that was of the kind I warned you about, so maybe, just maybe, it's not as old and out-of-date as Matt suggests.

    I would like the Matt's on the BB to remember, that if you read something that is diametrically opposed to your standards, just ignore it. There is never need to jump into the mean spirited character assassination responses that I am always getting from you! These kind of responses poorly reflect on the Board and its members.

    So my fervent prayer for Mr. Matt is that our Father be patient, because I know you must be near the top of His list of things needing to be fine tuned.:wavey:

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul:type:
     
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    uh-huh...........
     
  16. matt wade

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  17. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, that is how you respond to a brother in Christ?

    Let's me know how much you think of all of us around here.
     
  18. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Yes..the same brother that called me a "mean spirited brother" and has PMed me to tell me that God is going to poor out His judgement on me. Yes, I will tell said brother to stop his whining.
     
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    In spite of Matt's constant and unnecessary jabs, I thank you Righteousdude for trying to help others. To listen to some, one would think you gained something (other than Matt's unkind words) in posting this.

    As far as God's judgments coming down on you Matt, you might want to see what the Lord says about those who are judgmental and offending toward other brothers and sisters in Christ. Believe me, God knows how to get your attention!
     
  20. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    Kind Words Appreciated

    Thank Brother,

    I don't understand why Matt thinks I am out to mislead, or harm Board Members with this post. My good friend sent this to me, and I thought it was important enough to pass it on. Since she "Snoped it" I felt it was appropriate and legit...if it's old info, that is news to me, because I've not seen this particular virus mentioned yet!.

    I appreciate you support and kind words, as well as those of "preachinjesus."

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul
     
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