Incubator search turned bad (Please heed the warning)

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by championny, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone.

    I have just awoken after not going to bed until almost 6 due to a bad PC virus. I was searching for a turbo fan kit for my Little Giant incubator and this one site took me to what was a video (I don't remember the name, but it was a lycos member site) and I was in hell. [​IMG]

    I finally was able to delete it after going into Safe Mode four times and restoring my settings to before.

    Please be careful and do not download any Active X components. Its called Smitfraud-C and it takes over your backdrop and all. I was recommend from my brother about Spybot Serarch and Destroy and that thing will find malware and spyware that Norton or McAfee doesn't find.

    I know this is a chicken forum, but even us chickens lovers need to know what to look out for. would hate for anyone to have to go through what I did.
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    wow that is terrible. Thanks for the warning and glad you were able to get it fixed.
     
  3. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AVG is a very good spyware and molware, it is basically like nortons or mcafee but better you can upgrade fromt he free one, but it works just fine, we have had problem with the Active X controller stuff as well, so we no longer allow it to be downloaded, thats where we got several Trojan virus' from. My S/O learned about through his forum. And a lot of them use it. Just a thought. Good Luck
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have used max pc spyware for several years now and it's great. I had trouble with my computer and a friend on another site recommeded it and I now buy it for 4 computers including my work computer. It finds things on your computer other products can't and that you didn't even know was on there. My son had some stuff on his that he couldn't get rid of and it was driving him insane. I ran this program on his and it found and deleted it all. Worth the money to keep your computer safe.

    http://www.spywaredetector.net/index.htm
     
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  5. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the feeling I wasn't alone on this, but I just want to make sure that everyone knows that not even looking up things for your poultry is safe. Here I was thinking I was going to find a turbo fan kit and the nightmare began.

    But I am glad to be back.
     
  6. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    This is why so many (and I) use Firefox. You have total control over what scripts run or don't when you're browsing.
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Just so y'all are aware ......

    When you look at my camera ... it's in my sig .... the Active-X control is safe [​IMG]

    All it does is allow you to pan and tilt, and enables the audio.

    Twigg <-- I am not a virus [​IMG]
     
  8. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we can trust you Twigg. [​IMG]

    From what i had heard, it happens when you go to a site to download ActiveX I don't want to scare anyone from it, that was not my purpose. I just want to make you all aware that if you receive a questionable prompt to download Active X from a site you do not know, DONT DO IT!

    Active X is needed to run some programs in order to view videos or such.

    Thanks for the comment Twigg. It is true people should know that there are trustworthy sites that use Active X.[​IMG]
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I have Norton and it will not let ANYTHING in that will pose a threat to my computer. I've had Nortons for yrs. and love it.
     
  10. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Firefox - I had used Internet Explorer for 20+ years - tried Firefox - it's great and much safer.
     

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