Posts tagged: Virus

New virus threatens Android phones

By , January 1, 2011 3:21 pm

Google’s Android OS has a new virus to worry about. This malware dubber “Geinimi” emerged in China and it allow hackers to gain access to the phone and all the personal data on it. This is not the first bit of malware on the Android but a report from Lookout Mobile Security said “This is one of the most sophisticated Android malware we’ve every seen to date.”

“Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone,” Lookout said.
“Geinimi’s author(s) have raised the sophistication bar significantly over and above previously observed Android malware by employing techniques to obfuscate its activities.”

“Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone,” Lookout said.
“Geinimi’s author(s) have raised the sophistication bar significantly over and above previously observed Android malware by employing techniques to obfuscate its activities.”

Check out the article @ breitbart.com.

My Computer has a Virus. Wait I have a Mac, never mind.

By , July 18, 2009 1:02 pm

I don’t understand how people can fall for this. I was on my favorite weather site WUnderground.com and I got a pop-up from my web browser stating that my computer is infected with a virus. The pop up stated to click OK to scan for viruses. OK people first thing first your web browser isn’t going to tell you that you have a virus. So don’t be fooled by this popup. I thought what the hell I’ll click OK to see what happens. Before I go any further I have a Mac and I’m using Safari as my web browser.

Pop-upAfter I clicked OK I got this window.

Windows Computer
My browser is showing me a Windows machine with a C Drive and a D Drive, a My Documents Folder, and a System Folder. After the scan was complete another window popped up showing me all the viruses I had on my PC. So I clicked the remove all button and 5 files were downloaded to my computer.
Pop-up

  • Setup-4f495e8_02003-1.exe
  • Setup-802_02003-1.exe
  • Setup-ad4d_02003-1.exe
  • Setup-f65_02003-1.exe
  • Setup-fdf2ec_02003-1.exe

OK People like I said before, your web browser will not tell you you have a virus. When this happen close your browser. You might have to open the Task Manager and click end task on your browser. Because the pop-up might try to download the software to your computer anyway. If it downloads the software DON’T INSTALL THAT PROGRAM,Select it and delete it. Once you deleted it empty your Recycling Bin just to make sure that you got rid of that file.

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