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My computer repair shop INSTALLS ANTIWPA!?


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#1 austinjb555

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:12 PM

I was looking through my system files and there was a folder called "SKUNK" (the company's name is Skunkarific), and it had a bunch of folders, one including antiWPA, and it even had the installation EXE and everything... what legal action can I take and how do I notify the authorities/microsoft?

P.S. I don't like them anyways, they're always trying to teach me a lesson when I want my computer fixed, and they act like they're doing me a favor.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:17 AM

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Do you know for sure it is really Malware? It could be very Embarassing for you if it isn't.

I don't like them anyways, they're always trying to teach me a lesson when I want my computer fixed, and they act like they're doing me a favor.


Google antiWPA and see?

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Edited by Abacus 7, 28 December 2009 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:33 PM

If you believe that you have been the victim of software piracy by a repair shop or other company, you can do one of three things:

1. Contact the repair shop.
2. Contact Microsoft here.
3. Do nothing.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:39 PM

A bit of info about antiwpa can be found here: (it is for antiwpa.dll, which may be a part of what you found)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/Antiwpa-21379.html

To add two more thing to what Andrew listed:

4) Find another computer shop
OR
5) Post about your issues here at BC-we might be able to help YOU resolve issues yourself

Edited by Queen-Evie, 28 December 2009 - 02:43 PM.


#5 austinjb555

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:04 PM

:thumbsup:

Do you know for sure it is really Malware? It could be very Embarassing for you if it isn't.

I don't like them anyways, they're always trying to teach me a lesson when I want my computer fixed, and they act like they're doing me a favor.


Google antiWPA and see?

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No, I mean when I have other problems or questions, like with installing Linux or whatever.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:09 PM

No, I mean when I have other problems or questions, like with installing Linux or whatever.



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We are only too Happy to Help you out with ALL your problems here, Mate.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:28 PM

No, I mean when I have other problems or questions, like with installing Linux or whatever.



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We are only too Happy to Help you out with ALL your problems here, Mate.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/278346/help-boot-path-error-biohd-4-unitialized-boot-structure-detected/

No one helped :trumpet:

But it's okay, I ditched Linux!!

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:36 PM

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You could ask a Mod to move it into the Linux Forum, Mate?

Some times the Linux Experts don't see Posts in Windows Forum.

If in doubt where to Post, PM a Moderator and describe your problem and ask them where would be the best Forum to Post it?

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:35 AM

If you believe that you have been the victim of software piracy by a repair shop or other company, you can do one of three things:

1. Contact the repair shop.
2. Contact Microsoft here.
3. Do nothing.


Thanks for that link, I was looking for something like that!

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:49 PM

You could ask a Mod to move it into the Linux Forum, Mate?

And done!

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

You could ask a Mod to move it into the Linux Forum, Mate?

And done!


No seriously, you can just delete that topic. I don't want to mess around with any more OS's, partitions, or anything else.




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