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Old 09-13-2004, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Friends Computer FUBARed

Hey Guys, a friend of mine at work has been having some serious problems with the comp. He has 2 kids, ages 6 and 9. Well he kids are too young to look at porn and are right at that age where the like little kid games, so they went to these sites where you can download free games from (im not sure of the names) and attached to all these games were virus' that installed pornography onto the computer (what kind of a sick fuck does this with kids games?!). Now aparently porn pops up constantly on the computer and it runs super slow and aparently many aspects of the computer (such as @shaw email) are no longer working. Now the kids are also too young to be looking at hot naked women and subsequently have to be blocked from using he computer until problem is fixed.

I believe my friend mentioned something about a virus called bloodhound or hound something or other, and I was just wondering if any of you guys have run into similar problems and if you know how to fix them. Any help at all would be greatly apreciated, thanks alot
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, get an anti-virus software, Norton or McAfee.
Second off, get some spyware programs, Ad-aware and Spybot.
Thirdly, download Mozilla or a really strong popup blocker.

You might want to just reformat the computer and then install the above programs and then limit the kids accounts so they re unable to download and then personally download safe games that they can play.
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First off, get an anti-virus software, Norton or McAfee.
Second off, get some spyware programs, Ad-aware and Spybot.
Thirdly, download Mozilla or a really strong popup blocker.

You might want to just reformat the computer and then install the above programs and then limit the kids accounts so they re unable to download and then personally download safe games that they can play.
What he said... and make sure you back up any stuff they want. Also, if it's an XP box set up non-administrative accounts for the kids. That way a virus will not be able to install itself. As for games, try Shockwave.com, candystand.com, nickelodeon.com, and cartoonnetwork.com. Shockwave games come virus free and can be played in the internet browser. As for a popup blocker, use mozilla or firefox. If they don't feel like fooling around with it just install the google toolbar. Pop-up blocking and a search feature all in one.
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't forget to also run through a free a/v scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and also update patches when you are done cleaning/reinstalling the system.
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Old 09-14-2004, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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or get a completely free av program such as avg, www.grisoft.com has worked very well for me.. or avast, also free at www.avast.com but is kind of a ram hog.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Some spyware now are very volatile and it sounds like you may have an issue with startup. Got a copy of Hijack This and take any startup strings that seem to not be needed (ex. Zoombar, XXX!!, etc..)
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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man you guys are a great help! thanks alot for it all, im going to get him to try this out ASAP
And a game site i used to use all the time back in the day was www.javagameplay.com.... and i went there last night, didnt even play anything, i just checked the site out, and i ran my AVG tonight and it says i have some virus with java in the name. this virus is loacated in my temp internet files... any connections you think?
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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okay the virus i just got is called: Java/ByteVerify
Ever heard of it?
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Old 09-15-2004, 05:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/v....aspx?ID=36725

theres links in there to download some patches from microsoft
 
 

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