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Title: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: szc on February 07, 2006, 12:37:40 PM
This is from one Croatian binaries newsgroup:

Original:

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"Mirko9000" <teleshop@vip.hr> wrote in message
news:drqook$17uo$1@fegnews.vip.hr...
>E ovako program mi blokira ulaz na jednu stranicu??? Jel ima neki nacin da
> zaobidem tu zastitu jel stranica mi stvarno treba bez obzira jel ima neki
> virus nanjoj..???

Translation to English:

> This is my situation... Norton is blocking access to one particular page??? Is there any way to
> avoid that protection, because I really need that page accessible
> regardless if there is a virus on it..???


Unbelievable... simple unbelievable what kind of people live out there...  ::) He needs that page even though he is 110% sure there is a virus/trojan spreading from that same source... I am 400% sure that page is nothing else, but some porn page or even more possible, one of those crack/serials/warez pages... some people will never learn... never...

And worst of all, once he picks up some nasty virus, he will come here, asking and crying... and after people try to help him, he will start to yell at everybody in this forum because "he listened to his idiotic friend" and switched from Norton to avast! and all he has now is nothing but troubles and problems ???  ???  ???

Unbelievable...  ::)
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: TedNelly on February 07, 2006, 01:17:49 PM
  lol Good thing he dosn't disarm bombs for a living ???

I'll just cut this wire I want the copper ka-booom!!
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: szc on February 07, 2006, 01:21:53 PM
Hahaha... yeah ! Like this one...

Sargent: "Hey, you moron... cut the RED one !!!"
Mirko9000: "OK sargent... but... which RED one ? This BLUE one ?"

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: TedNelly on February 07, 2006, 01:31:06 PM
Hahaha... yeah ! Like this one...

Sargent: "Hey, you moron... cut the RED one !!!"
Mirko9000: "OK sargent... but... which RED one ? This BLUE one ?"
 ;D  ;D  ;D

Well he wouldn't be around for a lot of forum replys  :o
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Zagor on February 07, 2006, 01:59:43 PM
I am 400% sure that page is nothing else, but some porn page

Well, once my friend told me this story about a guy who did get infected just the day after he bought the PC. I can't remember which virus & spyware he cought but that's not main part of the story, listen to this:
Because the PC started diplaying some errors all the time he immediatelly returned it to the store to complaint about it. He told that it was not working properly and that he doesn't know what could have caused it (of course he didn't mentioned his little picnic accross the pleasures of adult internet content :)
When the girl who worked in that service store turned on the machine there was some porn pages displyaing everywhere.
She explained to him what's going on and that he could consider some AV product when he surfes similar Internet content. Just imagine the embarrassment that that man was going trough listening to those two service girls and the rest of the customers laughing.
I belive he lives in the the mountains now remembering the life he lived, if he didn't jumped from some bridge instead.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: RejZoR on February 07, 2006, 05:01:58 PM
I've seen similar where i installed and password protected avast! which detected malware on some page...
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: neal63 on February 07, 2006, 05:34:12 PM
Sasha,
Yes it's unbelievable what some people will do. I am not surprised though. Some of my ISP customers call in for help due to an infection and basically tell me the same thing when I try to explain things to them.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: CharleyO on February 08, 2006, 12:18:06 AM
***

Some people just beg for trouble.    ::)
I say, "Let them have it!"    :P
Less trouble coming my way, then.    :)


***
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Gene J on February 08, 2006, 01:28:29 AM
I have a computer on the bench I am upgrading now. The young man says he doesn't need any security because all he is going to do is online gaming and music downloads. I tried explaning the dangers but he is sure he's right. I'm loading it with good security (including Avast! of course) anyway. If he chooses to ignore it that's up to him.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: TedNelly on February 08, 2006, 01:00:10 PM
   $$$  (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons/53.gif)
Earn Great  Money in your spare time pick up unexploded missiles on our Missile range.
We never Close !! Sounds like a good work
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: szc on February 08, 2006, 01:15:31 PM
Exactly !!!


Only if you don't have a family and you're so desperate that you already planned to wipe yourself out of this World anyway... ;D

Don't tell us, this is the actual job search add from Australia ?  ;D
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: TedNelly on February 08, 2006, 02:23:38 PM
No I work there in my spare time :P
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: polonus on February 08, 2006, 09:38:26 PM
Hi folks,

Well the example shows there are stupid people in the world, and we all know it. This does not alter the fact though that a lot of computers come out of the box with spy- and adware already on it. Also people should not be encouraged to go onto the Internet with a computer as it is by default. What you feel about this thesis?

greets,

polonus
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Abraxas on February 09, 2006, 04:21:06 PM
Some interesting tales off blind stupidity. I must say all safe surfing tips I give fall on deaf ears these days. I recommended Avast! as a good AV @ a site I wont mention, ( Reputable ) and was told it's S**T.  :o
Reasoning: Only very large companies can afford to develop good AV software because of the research costs involved .  :P What can you say, it's fruitless  ;)

Hi  polonus !
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...a lot of computers come out of the box with spy- and adware already on it. Also people should not be encouraged to go onto the Internet with a computer as it is by default.
Your thesis may be true. I like to run HiJackThis after setting up a New Comp. and keep a close eye on all system file changes from day one.Plus "Optimize" it's running services... There's only so much anyone can do.
It seems for every "idiot" on line there's a proportionate amount of Bad people waiting to jump them.


Sasha your Zagor now.  ;D I wondered where you were  ;D




Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Gene J on February 09, 2006, 05:16:10 PM
Polonus: I just formatted and installed an OEM version of Windows 98SE on a friends comp. I installed Ad-AwareSE from a CD and ran it first thing. I found 8 Alexa Objects and 6 tracking cookies. This proves your hypothesis I believe.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: polonus on February 09, 2006, 05:35:09 PM
Hi Gene,

And if you did it well, you installed the Win98 SE Unofficial Service Pack 2. With this your 98 SE is up to date, has all the patches unto now, only you have to install IE and Outlook separately. I had this unofficial Win 98 SE version, and it never caused any hick-up so far. Well the security programs you have to add yourself, a good AV, AT, AS (Ad-aware, Spybot S&D & SpywareBlaster, and a good free software firewall.
With a bit of insight people could enjoy so much more.
At this moment I am surfing from a mem stick with a podcasted Flock browser, leaving no cache nor history, really snug as a bug in a rug.

polonus
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Zagor on February 10, 2006, 02:18:04 PM
Hello Polonus, good to see you!

Maybe this question requires a new topic (let the mods do their job :)), but here it goes:

Now that you have mentioned, what is the difference between the applications which require U3 standard and portable applications?
I mean you can use portable apps like Flock on your USB stick even if it's not U3 compatibile, but you cannot use U3 apps on USB that does not support U3 standard. I'm still puzzling over this one. Maybe you're the most approprite person to answer this because you're using this techology.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: polonus on February 11, 2006, 10:56:15 PM
Hi Zagor,

The USB 3 standard is not here yet, going to be shipped this summer. USB 2.0 and this depending on the drivers you have is 40 times faster then USB 1.0 was. The unofficial Win 98 SE Service Pack 2 with the drivers support USB 2.0.
USB is stable, there is no movable parts, it will last longer then CD and certainly longer then rewritable CD, which do not last longer than a year or so. Then there is the safety aspect. If you use this browser inside the mem stick you leave no traces on the computer. Running AV from a mem stick, or a full Linux distro has its advantages, you can imagine. A security apps that can run from a mem stick and can be downloaded unto it is Lavasofts' Ad-Aware, runs without any problem. Crazy Browser is ported for the mem stick too, and Avant Browser also.
Then soon mem sticks or flash drives or portable partitions will carry up to 4 GB.

Read here: http://www.beyondlogic.org/usbnutshell/usb3.htm

polonus

Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Zagor on February 12, 2006, 12:23:42 AM
Well I gues we should wait then...:)

Thanks and cheers!
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: szc on February 12, 2006, 07:35:22 AM
...
...
Sasha your Zagor now.  ;D I wondered where you were  ;D
...
...

Nope... Zagor is just my good friend... I am my everlasting idol, the guy who lit the World, Nikola Tesla now...  ;D Oh, I am so proud I can say he was from my country... electricity genius, one of a kind. We wouldn't be able to run our couputers today if it wasn't for him, we would be still in the dark rooms lit just by candles, and many many more things... I simply adore him.
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: Abraxas on February 13, 2006, 05:04:30 PM
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Sasha your Zagor now.  ;D I wondered where you were  ;D
...
...

Nope... Zagor is just my good friend... I am my everlasting idol, the guy who lit the World, Nikola Tesla now... ;D Oh, I am so proud I can say he was from my country... electricity genius, one of a kind. We wouldn't be able to run our couputers today if it wasn't for him, we would be still in the dark rooms lit just by candles, and many many more things... I simply adore him.
o.k. that clears that up  ;) way of topic, well Topic is pretty open to interpretation.  ;) Hi Szc ,  ;D  Tesla was working at tapping into the Electricity around the planet,(?) in the atmosphere, radio waves, I really should know more about Him from studying Electronics.
Inspired to Google him and further my knowledge ,
-Cheers.
 
polonus , the USB stick with OS ,AV , etc. sounds like the way to go for us security minded folks. Isolating main software components , great idea !
-Thanks :)
Title: Re: Worlds "diamonds" - Croatia this time...
Post by: polonus on February 13, 2006, 10:33:14 PM
Hi Abraxas,

The way to go for us, and also to have stored there all these fine little proggies we need sometimes, like our aimfix, toolbarcop, silent runners, killbox, regseeker, start dreck, aurorafix, hostfix and Merijn's IBProcman, just to mention a few that go excellent from a mem stick. Another issue that comes of mind, is the lifespan of data storage, as it is well known for instance that CD-rw's don't last longer as a year. Diskettes stem from a former century, so we are in need of some other storage medium as well. And how you think about it, a memory stick is quite solid.

polonus