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    I'm not jumping to the conclusion that it happened here, but the time frame is right -- I'm currently fighting an infection of my main desktop machine -- with 33 files infected out of 3,000,000 files (and counting). I will report more later.

    If anyone else finds themselves infected, make a note of the file names and Trojan names and we'll compare notes.

    For the time being I will be moderating from my Google Nexus 7 tablet, which is a total pain.


    My estimate for the completion of the malware scan is about ten pm Pacific time. I will report with the malware names at that point.


    UPDATE:

    Worm: Win32/Morto.gen!B
    PWS:Sinowal.gen!Y



    Info on the malware...
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=PWS%3AWin32%2FSinowal.gen!Y


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  • #2
    What's that link at the bottom of your post?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGxDwt26FZc
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marshallsongs
    http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/marshallsongs

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    • #3
      Info from MS about the malware.


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      • #4
        Go ahead ... click it ... I dare you.
        Lyrics Songs Demos Videos Covers Dj Facebook Tumblr

        Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.

        -Coco Chanel

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        • #5
          I have a Mac. I did a virus scan and my computer is reportedly fine.
          “I think you make yourself an antenna for songs, and songs want to be around you. And then they bring other songs along, and then they’re all sittin’ around, and they’re drinking your beer, and they’re sleeping on the floor.” —Tom Waits

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          • #6
            I have a Mac. I did a virus scan and my computer is reportedly fine.


            My Mac is also clear. I think 99% of viruses are written for Windows.

            But none of this has anything to do with the site being incredibly slow, which is a separate frustrating issue, and inhibiting posting. What is that about Blue?
            'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
            CHARLIE PARKER

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            • #7
              Right -- so far it doesn't seem to be any sort of widespread problem. I'm the only case of infection that I know about here so far and again I'm not saying I got it here. If my diction here seems strange or stilted it's because I'm dictating this to avoid having to type into the virtual keypad of my tablet.


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              • #8
                lol poor Blue and his stilted diction.

                I haven't noticed anything, but it takes my computer SO long to do a virus scan (we have way too much stored on it *groan*), I can't be bothered doing one...
                All things must pass...

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                • #9
                  Same here.




                  (UPDATE 2012-10-12... my machine appears to be all cleaned up -- and better yet, I was doing a little remedial how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-Google-tablet re-edumucation and realized there were replacement keyboards for Android that had Swype-like features built in. I'm not one to go flinging money at mobile apps, but this is one 4 dollar app I'm gonna buy when the demo period's over. SlideIt is the app. It's much better than the default keyboard in other respects, too, getting 'smart' CAP behavior more right than the topsy-turvy, clunky default, with a smart destructive backspace/back-word. It was driving me absolutely crazy trying to use the native virtual keypad, even with voice recognition. Maybe especially. Nothing is more frustrating than getting two or three deal-breaking wrong words in the middle of a long sentence. Anyhow, everything works to a plan... I may have lost a day and a half's use of my main machine, but at least I'm hugely more comfortable using my tablet for more than dumb consumption. Before this replacement keyboard, even trying to get two sentences out would put me in a bad mood. But now, the world is good again. (This would have gone down a lot easier had SlideIt come up when I searched on Swype in the G-store but, hey.)


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                  • #10
                    Shall we commence arguing the Mac vs PC debate now? oke:

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                    • #11
                      "Apple - Think Different.. as long as it's exactly like us."
                      Aaron McDonald | Comic Book Music (and not comic book music)

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                      • #12
                        I used Apples when I was a kid cause my mum used them, as she worked at a university and they used them there. Then we switched to PCs later on after I left school. I wouldn't even know how to use a Mac now.
                        All things must pass...

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                        • #13
                          lol poor Blue and his stilted diction.

                          I haven't noticed anything, but it takes my computer SO long to do a virus scan (we have way too much stored on it *groan*), I can't be bothered doing one...


                          External HDD for storage, maybe? You can get a TB for about hundred.
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                          Strangers passing in the street
                          By chance two separate glances meet
                          I am you and what I see is me . . .

                          Roger Waters
                          Echoes
                          from the MEDDLE LP

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                          • #14
                            Since it doesn't look like any other HC users appear to be having malware problems, I'm just gonna close this thread.


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