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not sure where to post this, please move if need to.

recieved this in my email, and pm box...it was sent by a "lady admin"...new jr member joined 1-14-2010. i didnot open. deleted on the spot.

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You have received a new private message at VN750 Forums from Lady_Admin, entitled "Important message from the forum administration".

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Dear, diseducation;silverman248;cm4cm5;rouge11827;sean14 4!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://antivirus.effectmeds.com/dise...e11827;sean144
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 11:21 PM
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Uh Huh. A forum "admin" noticed a virus on someone's computer? Real mods, nuke the scammer!

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 09:16 AM
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"I AM" the only Lady Admin on this site and I didn't send it. I also got one and banned the sender.
Thing is.. I can't go and delete private messagesm so PLEASE, delete them, do not click on the link, just delete and send to the bowels of the earth where it belongs!

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"I AM" the only Lady Admin on this site and I didn't send it.
I didn't think you woulda went Cegodsey on us!! LOL


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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 10:50 AM
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not to take that lightly

Chances are u have some spyware on your computer .. it sounds to me like they used a program to get your browsing history and pulled the forum out of you use.. the othere option is u got phished and they got your email address and password and found old mail...

It is my resomendation to run Spybot

Sorry admin for leavin links like this but i can assure u that these links are safe and come highly recommended to anyone that doesnt have spyware and real virus software .. .both these links are free legit and safe

Spyware ... can come in in emails and generally follows an attachment but its software eating up valuable recources not to mentiion giving a gateway to your computer ...

SpyBot.... .... This link will send through another portal for downloading depending on which one u select i have always choosen Safer Networking within there site

Install now read through the instalation instructions ... If u have a good virus scanner and or limited resources u may want to un select 'Tea Timer" this runs all the time and will display next to the clock on your startmenu

I use this and like it for i use the virus scanner im about to give u a link to.. its a trade i would normaly choose to save the resources but i think the protection is worth it and have chosen to run it with the tea timer

Every month or so i Open the program update and run and iminunize scan takes a good amount of time the first time i recomend right befor bed ...
I addition to every month whenever my computer starts to act funny i run this scanner and it can usually fix it 98percent of the time



Virus Scanner
now if u have macaffee or nortons or something of the sort u dont need this... make sure the setting are those are set to update automaticly

the one i recomend is either free or pay for it the free one has a pop up its one pop up every couple of weeks maybe and it says hey do u u want to upgrade and buy the bigger package.. its not needed u can deside if u want it but the base personal free one will work on its own. and they really arnt to pusshy about buyin just every once in a while they say hey .... i usually run this scan every month with the the software above i ind a lot more with the other scanner but that just means its doin its job ...

Avira

Now the other free Virus scanner that works is AVG

A little protection is way better then none ....

WEB Browser : while I'm on the subject of Security and usability Check Out Google Chrome ... ..... i love this browser watch the video learn more about it and its features a lot more stabel and more secure then microsoft explorer....

Sorry too hijack this thread but had to get it out if there are any question please ask ....



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Pretty mush everybody has some spyware on their computer. I only use the free anti virus programs, because there is no way I am going to pay, and pay, and pay, for something like Norton or Macaffee. It's just a rip off. Also, I used to constantly get viruses and spyware while using IE. I finally switched to Netscape 9, and 99% of it went away. Jerry.

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This is the spyware software I use. It does a very good job & it's free. It has found things that spybot didn't. I used spybot for years.

http://www.superantispyware.com/
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I didn't think you woulda went all Cegodsey on us!! LOL
Holy crap, a blast from the past. No wisdom from Bryant AR since last July.

"Shutting up rarely leads to anything bad"

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allow me to weigh in here..

Most malware today is more sophisticated than the anit virus programs running.. this is why it is absolutely vital to take a multi-layered approach to Online security. Antivirus is a good thing to have (and Yes, I DO recommend the free stuff as a professional), but must be coupled with a good software firewall (Comodo is good, but only install the firewall), a secure browser (Firefox is awesome with the NoScript plugin installed but PLEASE Stay away from Internet Exploiter ). Not only are these important layers, but also being a smart surfer and not jumping to unknown sites or following links in unexpected emails- this will do you better than any software on the market.

Before I continue, analysis of the original post shows several members names attached to the email.. this could be an indication of a breech of VN750.com and I would recommend the admin team look at their logs to see where things stand in that regard.

SpyBot is a good solution- good to see others using this tool. But you should also use an online scanner like Kaspersky Online on a regular basis. This will not disinfect your machine but it WILL tell you with more accuracy than a software scanner what types of infections you might be facing.

Does me good to see people thinking of security here.. It truly is my passion in life. I hope this helps a little. If anyone cares to discuss security more in depth, I would love to be included.

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Just an update about Lady_Admin and the bunch of private messages sent..
I went back after checking out a suspect new member and found that I could delete all of the private messages sent by them.. so I did

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