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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Hey all,

Theres a very harmful virus going around at the moment:

Arrow

Ireland Online wrote:

Published Date: 03 February 2006
A DESTRUCTIVE time-bomb computer virus is set to detonate today, users are being warned.
The bug, known as BlackWorm, Kama Sutra, Mywife or CME-24, has spread through e-mail attachments.

If an attachment is opened the computer becomes infected, and on the third day of every month it will seek and delete certain file types on Windows computers, including Adobe PDFs and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. It also tries to disable anti-virus software that is out of date.

BlackWorm's spread is said to be relatively low compared to other viruses.

Make sure your virus software programs are up to date and running normally to avoid it Wink

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Thanks for the info Jon. Thumbs Up!

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Chief Captain

Appreciate the heads up Wink

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Micah Captain

i have heard about this virus and apparently it deletes all of the files on your pc. It infuriates me!! What do the people who spread these viruses get from it!!

AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Micah Evil or Very Mad

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jarred_01 Chief Captain

Thanks for the info Jon. Thumbs Up!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Low to medium but if you get it your in trouble. Here is what the virus e-mail looks like.

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-022006.html

Radar

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

What make me curious is that it has been circulating for over two weeks, but the media didn't pick up on it until yesterday. I guess it was a slow news day. Rolling Eyes

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Tailhook Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

What make me curious is that it has been circulating for over two weeks, but the media didn't pick up on it until yesterday. I guess it was a slow news day. Rolling Eyes

That's about the size of it - just another 'fill the gap'.

The bug, know as BlackWorm, Kama Sutra, Mywife or CME-24, has spread through email attachments promising pornography, with subjects like “Hot Movie” and “Miss Lebanon 2006“.

What's new??

Computer giant Microsoft has warned customers to make sure they have the latest anti-virus software and that it is turned on.

Who said Microsoft doesn't look after their customers??

ROFL ROFL ROFL

What a waste of time and resources.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

The only thing I can't comprehend is what part of, "Don't open attachments", don't people understand?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I didn't know people paid any attention to 'warnings' of this kind - or most other kinds for that matter, let alone understand the meaning.

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Tartanaviation First Officer

Thanks for letting us know about this. Hopefully we, (our computers) will all avoid catching this virus.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

As usual,mac is laughing itself to death;''another virus we don't need to care about''! Rolling Eyes

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Yeah, you win some, you lose some.

Have you ever tried running FS on a Mac?

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Zach (ranald) Captain

hms_endeavour wrote:

As usual,mac is laughing itself to death;''another virus we don't need to care about''! Rolling Eyes

I want a Mac for myself and just use FS on windows that would be great.

Thanks for the warning

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Tailhook wrote:

Have you ever tried running FS on a Mac?

Can you???? Question Question

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Tailhook Chief Captain

hms_endeavour wrote:

Tailhook wrote:

Have you ever tried running FS on a Mac?

Can you???? Question Question

I'm digging into the cobweb covered recesses of my memory. Years ago, Apple computers released a piece of software that would emulate the MS Windows environment. Which meant that you could run any software originally written for MS Windows on a Mac.
A friend who was a Mac-man at the time told me that it works flawlessly, except you would notice a little sluggishness all around.
No problem so far, but what about framrate hits in FS?
My friend didn't know - him being a hardcore Maccer.

The end of it all, FS being one of my priorities, I'm still using MS Windows based systems.

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MilanNN Trainee

Tanks!!!

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