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Trojan Horse Warning

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Keep an eye out for an email from ebay. A buyer will wonder why you haven't sent an engine to him that you sold him on August 2.
    Popped into my in box and it contains a trojan horse. To make things more fun, Ms. Slappy sent it to me too wondering what the hell it was...
    It is bad... delete or invite the horsey into you puter...
  2. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    There's a pretty shitty Bank of America one going around right now, too. It took down a family member's work computers for a couple hours.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    She uses the pure AOL software so those usually dont show up, but she's running a scan now.
    I didn't open on my desktop, but did on my laptop with netscape client. Zonealarm caught that fucker quickly and I'm running spyware and virus scan now to be sure.
  5. tadwriter

    tadwriter Member

    Watch for the one that is from the IRS that appears labeled "SPAM" but with a legit URL ending in www.irs.gov, telling you that a re-calculation of your most recent return shows you still have an additional $XXX owed to you. It doesn't ask for anything, it redirects you to the actual US Government's IRS web site. The REAL one! If, and only if, you have some sort of security protection on your computer are you safe. If you do, the screen will switch to a full-screen sign saying "FRAUDULENT WEBSIT-DELETE" within 2-3 seconds. If you don't have protection, it is likely that most would attempt to follow any instructions that follow, and the BANG!!!!!
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