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blithen
December 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM
I was looking at a video and a pop up came up and it told me I had 3 HIGH alert viruses..
Please I need help, screenshot attached..



To bad those things are fake and this confirms it 100% :D

LaRoza
December 25th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Virus alerts are great social engineering ploys. Don't click on them, unless you are using Linux, of course.

Iceni
December 25th, 2007, 11:58 AM
Can you run a virus in wine?

LaRoza
December 25th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Can you run a virus in wine?

The virus could delete any files that it has write access to.

The Windows exploits wouldn't work, as most viruses should exploit the registry and the Windows default admin account and file associations.

The problems with Windows viruses running in Wine are few, as the Windows holes that are exploited are not present in Linux. Also, a VBScript program wouldn't run (The "I Love You" virus was written in VBScript (I have a copy of it))

Nekiruhs
December 25th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Can you run a virus in wine?
Apparently not very well. We should file a bug so that the people coming from windows don't have to go without their viruses.
http://www.linux.com/articles/42031

LaRoza
December 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Apparently not very well. We should file a bug so that the people coming from windows don't have to go without their viruses.
http://www.linux.com/articles/42031

Also, Windows malware usually exploits open ports that aren't open on Linux.

Try this in Linux, it would never work. (Don't worry, it isn't a virus, just a weird fact of Windows allowing scripts to do things from the browser) It opens all your cd drives.

When embedded in a web page, it can cause interesting effects :) (Doesn't work in Vista and IE7)

Note: I edited it so it won't run, unless you already know how to write it.



Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7")
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.<script edited to preserve sanity>

if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next ' cdrom
End If

Polygon
December 25th, 2007, 02:23 PM
that scared the sh*t out of me when i was little, just surfing a web page and suddenly notepad opens and has a message saying if my cd drive is open, i have spyware on my computer (and sure enough it opened without me pressing the button). AFter that i researched ways to keep my windows computer safe...and eventually here i am ;)

vishzilla
December 25th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Stare at the screen and wonder what would happen if you had Windows ;)

EdThaSlayer
December 25th, 2007, 02:36 PM
You should shut down your pc and enjoy the holidays with a cup of hot cocoa.

Linuxratty
December 25th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Go to trend Micro and run House Call as you drink the coco.

LaRoza
December 25th, 2007, 07:02 PM
You should shut down your pc and enjoy the holidays with a cup of hot cocoa.

And yet you are logged on.

Tundro Walker
December 26th, 2007, 04:17 AM
LOL!

I remember running across a web-site that did a pop-up "scan" like that. I thought "wth?" All these .dll's and stuff were flying by, and it was detecting viruses. Then I just started laughing.

"I'm in ur Backdoor! Alertin ur levels!"

blithen
January 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
"I'm in ur Backdoor! Alertin ur levels!"

LOL!!

Linuxratty
January 8th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Because i was always up on how secure my system was,I ignored stuff like that.
I'm amazed people are still doing that,as one "company" got into a heapa' trouble for doing such things.

Tristam Green
January 8th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Funny. I *just* repaired one of my wife's friend's computers after she clicked one of those links.

Freaked her machine GOOD.