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    TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

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    by older mycroft ·

    The following is a copy of a PeerMail I sent to CaptBillyOneEye a few minutes ago:

    Well, I ran just about every anti-virus option available on the UBCD disc – no joy.

    Checked on the net and found copious entries for ‘Virus Protect Pro’ which my sad mate, had contracted whilst visiting certain sites pertaining to the scrotal regions of his body. In other words – the w*nk*r was into pron sites.

    This virus is particulary F*KKING nasty. Every which way I turned – it popped up.
    Couldn’t install anything from memory stick.
    Couldn’t access Vista-proper.
    Couldn’t access Vista in safe mode WITHOUT the virus.
    Couldn’t access Windows Explorer from anywhere.
    Couldn’t stop the virus popping up.

    Couldn’t run System Restore successfully – tried three pre-virus restore points and each one failed to complete “due to system error”.

    Only option – Full Destructive Recovery. (After five and a half hours of trying)

    Let this be a warning to all and sundry – THIS VIRUS KILLS!!!

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    • #2635837

      Thanks for the heads up on that!

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      .

    • #2635775

      This sounds more like

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      a good reason to not use Internet Exploder.

      Thank God for Firefox. 😀

    • #2635766

      Had this one a week ago,

      by mjwx ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      on the CFO’s laptop so a complete Nuke and Pave wasn’t an option. It seems to be a bit less destructive on XP, fscking annoying popups everywhere, it took 4 hours to get rid of all the bloody spyware that this thing had installed.

      • #2619885

        Ditto.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Had this one a week ago,

        I saw it about a month ago. The user says it was from the hotel’s wireless system. Yeah, right. I didn’t have to start from scratch, but it took most of an afternoon to scrape the mutha off.

        • #2616008

          Just got it again; requesting confirmation of a theory, please.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Ditto.

          Different user, different hotel.

          Theory: We disable the Windows firewall in our environment. As long as the user sticks with our VPN client when he’s out of the building, and uses VPN to access our proxy server, no problems. However, many users will disable the network settings in IE, allowing them to avoid the hassle of the VPN login, use the hotel’s Internet connection, and hit those web sites blocked by the proxy server. Since they’re now surfing without the company security, and the local Windows firewall is off, they’re running naked and vulnerable.

          Make sense to anybody else, or am I full of crud? If I’m making sense, I’d like to send out a warning against bypassing the VPN or changing the proxy server settings. Then we’ll look at a group policy to prevent them from changing the settings.

        • #2615037

          Sounds logical to me

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Just got it again; requesting confirmation of a theory, please.

          And IE will hold the settings, so when they’re done, all they have to do is go back in and select the proxy option.

          Send your warning.

        • #2615023

          makes good sense to me…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Just got it again; requesting confirmation of a theory, please.

          .

        • #2616572

          Spybot S&D now removes this.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Just got it again; requesting confirmation of a theory, please.

          The 15 August 07 update for Search and Destroy will remove this piece of crapola.

    • #2620126

      Sad Mate

      by don ticulate ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      Right, a mate, I see.

    • #2620112

      Yahoo answers has some tips on it.

      by locrian_lyric ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      • #2619934

        Who are you?

        by don ticulate ·

        In reply to Yahoo answers has some tips on it.

        /

        • #2619926

          nobody of note

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to Who are you?

          .

        • #2619919

          OK

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to nobody of note

          Confirmed – Was just checking. Thanks for confirming who you are.

        • #2619904

          I’m a pepper

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to OK

          wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too?

        • #2619891

          No thanks…

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to I’m a pepper

          happy as good old numberon3.

        • #2619887

          What’s with the monochrome ribbon?

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          Not into PINK ?

        • #2619883

          Check it out Mycroft…

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

        • #2619882

          You look more like number 2 to me….

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          .

        • #2619879

          Well at least Richard_RPU is gone!

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          Which is great!

        • #2618886

          You’re next.

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          and you will not be missed.

        • #2618885

          Mycroft.

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          He’s waging a war against his own narcissism.

        • #2618882

          I can’t even imagine HAVING to…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          Announce to the world that I was a recovering narcissist!

          ‘Coz like alcoholics, you’ll never be cured! There’s way too many mirrors around for that, including download sites.

        • #2618880

          All I’ve got, is a small, round one…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          That’s for shaving!

        • #2618879

          I have Richard_RPU tucked away now…

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          thanks.

        • #2618877

          I see happy to support one cause

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          slate me when I berate another YET…
          do exactly the same yourself to another.

          We have an opening….

        • #2618876

          Poetry by numberon3

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          “How do I love me, let me count the ways”

          “I am a many splendard thing”

          Let’s not forget his favorite music…

          “Oh lord it’s hard to be humble”

          Geez, this guy is so in love with himself, he kisses himself goodnight!

        • #2618875

          Oh you poor poor thing…

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          didums get your wittle feewings hurt?

        • #2618874

          Whatever….

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          Richard_RPU will be with you shortly…..

        • #2618871

          are those tears I see on your face?

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          yep…

          Looks like someone can dish it out but can’t take it.

        • #2618863

          Time will tell – looking forward to the dawn of realisation

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          So you were saying…tears was it?

        • #2618860

          Reverse – backward?

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          I’m not the one from the ‘pishy wee toon’ called Tain.

        • #2618854

          My you’re self-absorbed.

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          if you were as important to everyone else as you are to yourself, you’d have more notoriety than Mahatma Ghandi.

        • #2618852

          Attacking a town now – sure sign of a loser.

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          Can’t think of a suitable riposte
          AND
          Changing the subject too

          Message was edited by: Jay Garmon

        • #2618843

          Thanks (ABOVE ARE THE POSTS)

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          I have enough above to complain to TR about now – your accounts will be shutdown soon I guess.

          Note how I refrained from any REAL nasty comments unlike you two.

        • #2618817

          More likely, yours will be shut down.

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          You’ve just confessed to deliberately disrupting TR.

          Thanks, and have a nice day, whiner.

        • #2618814

          Hey Mycroft…

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          He’s going to go crying to mommy now!

        • #2618810

          LMAO & FYI…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          This “pishy wee toon” is the Royal Burgh of Tain.

          Oh,yeah, and again FYI I’m not ‘from’ Tain – I was born and educated in Glasgow, worked in Glasgow, Crawley, London, Chessington, Croydon, Horsham, Guildford, Oslo, Trondheim,
          Paris, Agadir to name but a few.

          Tain is where I have CHOSEN to be for the remainder of my life and I can assure you it is far more popular as a place than you will ever be as a person.

        • #2618724

          I see you dropped your ribbon pretty quick…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          So you finally realised that when you tied it the ‘wrong’ way, no matter whether you look at it from the front OR the back, it’s still swinging the wrong way in whatever wind there is.

        • #2618708

          I’m cured

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

          OTHERS seem to be more afflicted than me.
          Complete no names & a royal Tain in the ass.

        • #2618703

          Mmm…others that could spell ‘realised’ perhaps…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to No thanks…

        • #2617746

          Hmmm, they noticed your remarks – you are ow marked Mycroft

          by don ticulate ·

          In reply to No thanks…

    • #2612838

      Finally got rid of it!

      by espiii2001 ·

      In reply to TR WARNING!!! ‘Virus Protect Pro’

      Spent a lot of time manually deleting from various places, including the registry, with no effect. Ran all my spyware and virus programs. Same result. Finally downloaded, and ran a complete scan on all drives, SuperAntiSpyware FREE. Scans everything, found 86 more instances of virus protect pro. Removed them AND the stupid flashing icon with its popup warning!!

      • #2611394

        HELP in NEED!

        by Anonymous ·

        In reply to Finally got rid of it!

        Good day to you…read the forum as i was browsing on how to get rid of the viruses in my pc. I was asked about the serial number of the Virus Protect Pro so I could threat the viruses. What does it mean? can u please help me with it? thanks…please email me back at cathy_g23@yahoo.com thanks a lot!

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