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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    I wonder if this wouldn't be enough:
    http://www.gizmag.com/chinas-xp-them...english/13900/

    but then again, I don;t think there is a linux RDP server, just the rdesktop client.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    I wonder if this wouldn't be enough:
    http://www.gizmag.com/chinas-xp-them...english/13900/
    No, sadly it wouldn't work. They have a working knowledge of the innards of Windows, enough to install malware. He also needs to connect via a Windows program (I don't know which one, as we didn't manage to get past Start > Run, LOL).

    It needs to be a real Windows system; one of XP, Vista or 7.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Thanks for the good wishes. Your parents are probably right, if you are a minor. Best to be safe -- be Linux, not Windows!
    Being a minor stinks sometimes. Other times it's good, but that's another story.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Thank you, I'll consider that. EDIT: The community market seems dead; only four threads, all of which were posted 2 week ago.
    Couldn't hurt to attempt to revive it. The worst that can happen is nobody will respond.

    Could you possibly run that Windows program (when you find out what it is) in WINE, PlayOnLinux, etc. on a virtual Ubuntu installation? That would really be interesting if he got connected and found out it was a Linux machine. It'd be even better if you set it up to look like Windows.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Must be the Customer Service at Apple!
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by the8thstar View Post
    Must be the Customer Service at Apple!
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Being a minor stinks sometimes. Other times it's good, but that's another story.
    It's a self-limiting condition. It just takes time.
    Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.

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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    So any update on this?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    So any update on this?
    I have created my virtual box, but have not yet managed to get the Remote Assistance (which presumably would be required) working.

    The odd thing is how fast XP is on the virtual machine, even with a mere 64Kb RAM allocated to it! I'm not sure how to slow it down further.

    Unfortunately, I have not been called again. I know that some others in my area have been phoned repeatedly. Therefore, I await the next phone call with anticipation, while trying to get the Remote Assistance working...
    Full system encryption with dual-bootFull Circle MagazineProblems with WINE?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I have created my virtual box, but have not yet managed to get the Remote Assistance (which presumably would be required) working.

    The odd thing is how fast XP is on the virtual machine, even with a mere 64Kb RAM allocated to it! I'm not sure how to slow it down further.

    Unfortunately, I have not been called again. I know that some others in my area have been phoned repeatedly. Therefore, I await the next phone call with anticipation, while trying to get the Remote Assistance working...
    I hope you mean 64mb, otherwise you've broken a record there
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe of loath View Post
    I hope you mean 64mb, otherwise you've broken a record there
    Absolutely, yes, I meant 64Mb!
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