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Old April 15th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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I got an email today from someone on this site, it was virus and I wanted to tell them their email account may have been hacked into but I couldn't seem to find the PM button.

All I could see is the visitor messages area.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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I suggest you contact Admin unless you have already heard from them. Good luck.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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I got an e-mail link from someone on this site too - I didn't click on it, obviously. I thought it was just SPAM but I guess it's a nastier thing. I have already contacted them on Facebook to let them know.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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Oh crap...I think that emanated from me !

My apologies...and just to let you know, I also got a term of service message from AOL ( the official logo and the whole nine yards ) and it was bogus too !
My anti-virus detected it.

I hope this hasn't caused any serious problems for anyone.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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Just in case....I've changed my password on AOL from "Cazwillultimatelysubmittomywill" to a new one...."Stringisthegreatestguyever".

Again, I feel badly if this caused anyone grief.

Thanks to Brick and to Reese K for informing me about the problem.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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I got a virus the other day, I had to restore my system and I believe I got it when I was tagged in a photo on Facebook. There are a few doing the rounds and they piggyback your systems and are quiet difficult to get rid of. If in doubt, don't open the attachment.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Mike;

It scared the hell outta me this morning, when I cranked the computer up, as all I got was the flashing cursor (an ini. file..which appears at the top left portion of your monitor) instead of the 'welcome to windows 7" message.
I fixed the problem, but I recommend a full a.v. scan...which is what I'm doing.

Again...thanks to the EEAuthority figure...and Reese, because I had no idea it was coming from my email until I went and read Reese's email and Phil's post on Facebook.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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I had an awful virus that produced a pop up window that was allegedly scanning for virus's and had found several. It was a scam to buy a certain product and I had to start my computer in Safe Mode to remove it. It took several hours, and I had the help of a friend who is a whizz at this sort of stuff, but what a nightmare.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #9
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Mike:

I'm still ( at the final 1 percent ) scanning the sumbitch. A thousand gig computer apparently takes forever.
What was pretty alarming is that TOS message from AOL, which appeared to be legitimate. I couldn't figure it out or why I would get one and when I went to a designated link to respond, my Trend Titanium anti-virus prevented me from opening it stating that it was highly dangerous.

Yeah, its a real drag when you get one of those damned viruses.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #10
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