'Flatten and Rebuild' concerns

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by ~BD~, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. In these and other newsgroups, many helpers include 'links' either within
    Malware could be served up from an adserver too. Even
    so-called *good* sites can get you.

    You're just not safe doing anything these days.

    You make a decision, you take your chances. The best you
    can hope for is to make informed decisions and reduce the
    chances of getting 'hit' by something.

    Jumping around like a flea from forum to forum and group
    to group dragging conversations around doesn't help you to
    get a feel for whom to trust, so it is no small wonder that
    you don't know how anyone can know whom to trust these
    days in newsgroups.

    I used to be able to send e-mail with a meta-refresh so that
    I could force my uncle to the URL of my choice - since he
    read his e-mail in OE with HTML rendering enabled. My
    e-mail send would bring him to a website dedicated to using
    every known trick in the book to crash his system. He didn't
    have to do anything at all to get slammed - except to accept
    the Microsoft default settings. All I had to do was use 'source
    edit' in OE.
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 18, 2008
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  2. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    It bothers me because it is the most vulnerable who come to the MS newsgroups for help - usually in
    a panic from what I have seen. If they were then to be claimed as additions to a Botnet - without
    ever knowing it - I think that would be reprehensible.
    I know!


    I feel fairly safe when I'm boating! ;)


    Agreed - but thing really have changed in the last 5 years.


    It has been a deliberate strategy FTR. FWIW, I trust you!
    I do not trust Peter Foldes ..... he once described the death of
    my son as having being a "frustrating" event.

    I bet that scared him to death! I wouldn't have a clue how to do that (and no, I don't want to
    learn!) If you *really* know what you are doing, pop over to Annexcafe.com - register - and ask the
    posters on User2User some testing questions. The moderator - Roy C - is adamant that he needs no
    more protection than a Hosts file!

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Sep 18, 2008
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  3. From: "~BD~" <>


    Please STOP changing the subject of the thread !
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 18, 2008
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  4. ~BD~

    Jonas Guest

    How do we know your link is safe ?

    Oh! Btw - if you are sceptical, watch this video tutorial from
    watchguard.com!

    http://www.watchguard.com/education/video/play.asp?vid=dbd-cubecast

    HTH

    Dave
     
    Jonas, Sep 19, 2008
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  5. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    How do we know your link is safe ?

    Do not click on the link. Highlight it - right click and 'copy' it.

    Open Notepad. Right click and paste the link. It should look just as you might have expected (as
    shown in this thread)

    Paste the link into the address bar of your browser, or simply type it in, to go to the tutorial.

    In answer to the question I suspect you *meant* to ask - I cannot vouch that there will be no
    malware lurking at the URL which might infect your PC - but if you have a fully patched machine, a
    good anti-virus programme and an anti-spyware facility, I'm as sure as anyone can be that you'll be
    safe!

    Please report back your impressions of the tutorial should you decide to watch it, Jonas.

    HTH

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Sep 19, 2008
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    Leythos Guest


    Can you tell Us Dave why your Tool is hosted on a foreign website with Lots
    of ads and Adware on it?
    Don't troll Us Dave. I'm your Leythos
     
    Leythos, Sep 19, 2008
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  7. Because that foreign site is beyond the grasps of the USA's DMCA law, the
    same law that took his site down permanently when it was hosted on a US
    site. Taken down because he used stolen software and got caught. That's the
    Real Truth. He also tried to blame it on me. Had I been involved with that
    then I would have for damn sure let everybody know about it when it
    happened.


    --
    Ignore any posts made by the Stalker Leythos, he's still in love with me.
    He started stalking me after I spurned his advances towards me.
    He said he would stop Stalking me If I stopped mentioning his name.
    As you can see that does not work. He is a sick obsessive STALKER.
     
    The Real Truth MVP, Sep 20, 2008
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  8. ~BD~

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Once again your sickness has made you a fool for again deliberately posting
    more lies about me.
    For those who don't know how to read headers see this.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS264US265&q=how+to+read+newsgroup+headers&btnG=Search
     
    pcbutts1, Sep 20, 2008
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  9. ~BD~

    Jonas Guest

    Interesting tut. A good host file will prevent a lot of damage.


    How do we know your link is safe ?

    Do not click on the link. Highlight it - right click and 'copy' it.

    Open Notepad. Right click and paste the link. It should look just as you might have expected (as
    shown in this thread)

    Paste the link into the address bar of your browser, or simply type it in, to go to the tutorial.

    In answer to the question I suspect you *meant* to ask - I cannot vouch that there will be no
    malware lurking at the URL which might infect your PC - but if you have a fully patched machine, a
    good anti-virus programme and an anti-spyware facility, I'm as sure as anyone can be that you'll be
    safe!

    Please report back your impressions of the tutorial should you decide to watch it, Jonas.

    HTH

    Dave
     
    Jonas, Sep 20, 2008
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  10. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    Interesting tut. A good host file will prevent a lot of damage.

    <snip>

    I thought so too, Jonas! There are many others on that site.

    Your comment regarding the Host file is noted and understood.

    Mant thanks for posting back.

    Dave

    --
     
    ~BD~, Sep 20, 2008
    #50
  11. ~BD~

    BoaterDave Guest

    OK :)
     
    BoaterDave, Nov 6, 2008
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  12. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    Just a check - and to let you know that ~BD~ is an abreviation for
    BoaterDave.

    Dave

    --
    OK :)
     
    ~BD~, Nov 7, 2008
    #52
  13. <another plonk>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 7, 2008
    #53
  14. From: "~BD~" <~BD~@nomail.afraid.com>

    | Just a check - and to let you know that ~BD~ is an abreviation for
    | BoaterDave.

    | Dave

    Just a note to let you know the troll ~BD~
    NNTP-Posting-Host: host-92-2-64-106.as43234.net 92.2.64.106

    is the same idiot troll as BoaterDave
    NNTP-Posting-Host: 92.2.64.106

    A rose by any other name... in this case still stinks!
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 7, 2008
    #54
  15. Carphone Warehouse Broadband Services AKA opaltelecom.co.uk
    http://www.carphonewarehouse.com

    Opal Telecommunications Plc
    Manchester, UK
    +44 161 222-2000

    Source: ripe.net
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 8, 2008
    #55
  16. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    --

    Absolutely right, Robear Dyer!

    As you didn't appear to spot it, though - I'll tell you that my ISP is AOL
    (UK) which is now owned by Carphone Warehouse

    Indeed, it is only the second ISP I've had in the last 10 years - the other
    was Freeserve/Wanadoo/Orange

    HTH

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Nov 8, 2008
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    BoaterDave Guest

    How strange is that, Andrew?

    The date is also Ishie's birthday!

    Amazing coincidences, eh? :)

    Are you going to come on over to Jenn's BB at www.pqlr.org/bbs? I
    believe that a few posters on Scorched Earth are becoming disgruntled
    and heading that way too! I know you'd be made most welcome.
     
    BoaterDave, Nov 10, 2008
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  18. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    Why on earth should you think that, Andrew?

    Most (but not all) are good Christian folk - try us and see!

    Dave

    PS I miss our friendly banter! How is the job going btw?
     
    ~BD~, Nov 13, 2008
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  19. ~BD~

    BoaterDave Guest

    You know that isn't so, Robear Dyer - why say such things?

    I trust that you will be truthful in 2009.
     
    BoaterDave, Dec 30, 2008
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  20. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest


    I noticed you were back and have posted a message for you in the 'test'
    group.
     
    ~BD~, Dec 31, 2008
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