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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post

    If the country you live in has a telemarketing Do Not Call List, then make sure you get on it. ...but at least it will stop domestic telemarketing calls.
    I wish that was true. I have been on this country's Do Not Call List since inception. It hasn't slowed down the callers one bit.

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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by halibaitor View Post
    I wish that was true. I have been on this country's Do Not Call List since inception. It hasn't slowed down the callers one bit.
    "Do not call" only keeps honest people honest and only works on a land line or VoIP .. not cellular. In the US, registered charities and politicians are exempt for one, for another most are now computer generated dialing and OFF SHORE usually in a country that is not a signatory on to the International Internet Agreement (such as Nigeria), so no way to prosecute.
    I have a unit called "tele-zapper" (from Radio Shack) that is on the line and puts out the tone signal that indicates that the line is no longer in service. A computer hits that, and it will put that in memory and not dial that number again for a couple of months.
    Most of the people that call me regularly know about the unit and just stay on the line until I pick up! (took an inordinate amount of time to train the Doctor's receptionists .. and some still try and use their computer dialer .. missed messages!!

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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    before they connect remotely to the virtual box have everything disabled in Internet explorer eg activex, javascript, flash
    have a SLOW Internet (download a ubutnu dvd via torrent on the host)
    then disable/remove IE service also lock out the registry, command prompt, run dialog
    maybe infect it with a few virus to slow it down
    this way they have to do work on it just so they can infect it
    of course put the cpu speed as low as possible same for video memory and ram
    and have it running a PI calculation in the background
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    before they connect remotely to the virtual box have everything disabled in Internet explorer eg activex, javascript, flash
    have a SLOW Internet (download a ubutnu dvd via torrent on the host)
    then disable/remove IE service also lock out the registry, command prompt, run dialog
    maybe infect it with a few virus to slow it down
    this way they have to do work on it just so they can infect it
    of course put the cpu speed as low as possible same for video memory and ram
    and have it running a PI calculation in the background
    Excellent ideas, thank you!

    I don't know how to disable or remove IE service or to lock out the registry and command prompt.

    How do I get viruses to infect it? Run Windows without a firewall or antivirus, and connect it through the router's DMZ, yes? How will I know once it has been infected?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    I just like how they call somehow "knowing" you have a virus... yet they can't tell you what type of computer you're using? They sure are phishing, and sadly, I bet it works sometimes
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by sectshun8 View Post
    They sure are phishing, and sadly, I bet it works sometimes
    That's why they do it. That's why I would like to waste their time and why spam baiters exist.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwell68 View Post
    I have never had one of these. I really, really want to get one, just so I can play with them a bit.
    agreed. Anyone who get's the next one, give them my number
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Excellent ideas, thank you!

    I don't know how to disable or remove IE service or to lock out the registry and command prompt.

    How do I get viruses to infect it? Run Windows without a firewall or antivirus, and connect it through the router's DMZ, yes? How will I know once it has been infected?
    Also, make sure to fill up the desktop with icons. For some reason, it really slows XP down.

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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by NCLI View Post
    Also, make sure to fill up the desktop with icons. For some reason, it really slows XP down.
    LOL, I would never have thought that! I suppose I should also have a big cache for IE and fill it up.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by NCLI View Post
    Also, make sure to fill up the desktop with icons. For some reason, it really slows XP down.
    I can confirm this, I used it for 6 or 7 years, it sped up what seemed like 100% when I deleted most of my icons.
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