It's not Safer in DevianArt

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It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Trick on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:05 am

I've got a virus. An icon just popped up on my toolbar, and WHAM! I can't go on the internet (I'm using another computer right now), I can't get rid of the icon, or find it's source for that matter. And it happened in only a few hours after joining DevianArt. I must have been hacked from there, there's no other explanation for it. The icon says it's a 'Security Suite' and helps me to get rid of viruses etc. It's a load of bull****. I can't get rid of it, and it's spamming me every 10 seconds with 'Your computer is infected. Bla bla bla bla bla'. No **** Sherlock. Help!
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Zaroas on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:11 am

Ooh, I think I got something like that, which caused my computer's graphics to crash when I disappeared.

Contact a computer expert, I guess. My dad's frined is really good with 'em, and he got into my computer without hacking and fixed the problem.

What security program are you running? AVG? I'd recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by SuperLoki on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:12 am

Seriously? Because I've been using DA for a long time, even back when my computers were super protected, and I never got a problem :S

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by MarkyDMan on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:12 am

Have you tried Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs?

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by TyrannoFan on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:13 am

It's a coincidence, Trick.

DA is virus free.
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Vektrix on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:13 am

I've had it three times today since I joined DA, AVG killed it with fire Very Happy

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Trick on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:13 am

MarkyDMan wrote:Have you tried Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs?

My dad's working on it now. IT Specialist dads FTW. He'll see what we can do :/
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Zaroas on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:14 am

Vektrix wrote:I've had it three times today since I joined DA, AVG killed it with fire Very Happy


AVG's terrible IMO, Microsoft Security Essentials is better.
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by TyrannoFan on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:15 am

I dunno what your problem is Trick, I joined DA quite a while ago, and nothing bad happened yet.
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by MarkyDMan on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:16 am

@Vek: Same! AVG pwns. My dads friend has a program on his memory stick that he uses to remove viruses. It's WAY cool, and it pretty much blows the sh** out of them, then comes up with a happy face saying 'threat removed'

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Vektrix on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:16 am

Zaroas wrote:
Vektrix wrote:I've had it three times today since I joined DA, AVG killed it with fire Very Happy


AVG's terrible IMO, Microsoft Security Essentials is better.

I have had NO problems with it, I think it is great.

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Zaroas on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:18 am

I've had a ton of problems with AVG, so...
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Vektrix on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:19 am

Zaroas wrote:I've had a ton of problems with AVG, so...

Sems to be swings and roundabouts, I've had nothing but problems with Norton and McAfee.

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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by MilkAndCookies on Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:31 am

Vektrix wrote:
Zaroas wrote:I've had a ton of problems with AVG, so...

Sems to be swings and roundabouts, I've had nothing but problems with Norton and McAfee.

My dad just installed McAfee. Seems to be working perfectly.
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by Icedmask on Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:05 am

Bah.. Mac doesn't get virus Cool


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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by jellyman12 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:20 am

TyrannoFan wrote:I dunno what your problem is Trick, I joined DA quite a while ago, and nothing bad happened yet.
Same here
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Re: It's not Safer in DevianArt

Post by sjhorm on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:53 am

I got that too, but it's way gone now.
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