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Kid Sister
Kid Sister

From : NYC
OS : Mac OS X

PostSubject: WARNING: For Windows Users† †July 13th 2008, 10:13 am

Well I felt it interpretive to warn you all about some serious threats that have been affective windows users recently. Especially looking at the massive problem that hisoka is having with his OS and the battle with spyware and viruses currently: http://galaxygui.userboard.net/windows-discussion-f21/facing-a-spyware-t1327.htm

Now of course this is just a small mention, as I'm sure there are a lot more system-crippling and dangerous spyware and such out there.

* The first I want to mention is: VAV.exe
VAV.exe Descriptions:
VAV.exe, or simply VAV , is a file that associated with a rogue anti-spyware application called Vista Antivirus 2008. Donít be fooled. VAV is a fake software by itself but advertises itself as a removal tool. This annoying rogue antispyware application is back after changing its face mask. It is believed that it is a variant of XP Antivirus 2008. As a matter of fact, it is one of the latest counterfeit anti-spyware softwares that causes troubles for so many innocent computer users today.

Go here to read more about it and removal instructions:

* Next up is SpywareScanner2008
SpywareScanner2008 Descriptions:
SpywareScanner2008, also known Spyware Scanner 2008, is the latest counterfeit antispyware software that created to dismantle the Internet community. Spyware Scanner 2008 usually installed itself onto your PC without your permission, through Vundo Trojan, Virus or fake software. Spyware Scanner 2008 will display fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick user to buy the paid version of Spyware Scanner 2008 in order to remove the potential and reported problems. Not only does it cause your machine to slow down dramatically, it would also put your privacy and data in risk. Itís foolish not to take care of the problem immediately.

Go here to read more about it and removal instructions:

Some tips:
+ Don't download or install anything that you aren't sure of what it is
+ Don't open emails from people you don't know.
+ Don't frequent websites with a lot of flashing ads or crap like that. (usually porn & warez sites)
+ Keep your anti-virus, anti-spyware and other security software up to date and run scans frequently.
+ Don't go crazy saving stuff onto a flash drive if you feel you have acquired a virus or spyware, you might transfer the infection along with your files.
+ Visit http://www.xp-vista.com/ to find out more about spyware and viruses currently attacking the systems of Windows users

Please others post any useful tips or references that you may have to help along with this post smile
Also any other websites that can provide useful information to help pc users battle spyware/viruses thumbs up
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Resident Artist
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING: For Windows Users† †July 13th 2008, 10:33 am

thanks in advance chekkz, i hope they pin this one
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PostSubject: Re: WARNING: For Windows Users† †July 13th 2008, 11:31 am

Thanks for the tips Chekkz. Much appreciated.
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Senior Member
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From : England
OS : XP/Ubuntu

PostSubject: Re: WARNING: For Windows Users† †July 16th 2008, 2:01 pm

Nice one Chekkz happy
I forget these kinds of things aren't common knowledge sometimes.
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