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#1 brianch

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:14 AM

I just had a tech assist me with cleaning my system of viruses and malware, but ended up with a test virus EICAR being placed on my system. I realize that EICAR is not a real virus and unlikely to do any harm to my computer, but I do not appreciate a tech from a site I trust(ed) placing ANYTHING on my computer without my permission.

I would appreciate a senior tech assisting me with verifying my system is free from any other programs he might have placed on my system. I'm not paranoid, but if you are willing to sneak one file by, why not another?

Thank you for your help.

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#2 Elise

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Hello,

I reviewed the topic where 1972vet helped you, and he certainly did NOT place that test virus on your computer. 1972vet is a trustworthy and appreciated helper at this site. On top of that, just like all of us here, he is a volunteer, who offers his free time to help others.

Nowhere in the topic he asked you to do something out of the ordinary. If you are not okay with the way you are helped, you can discuss it of course, but you need to have a good reason for that. The last post from 1972vet explains the issues quite well, so I suggest you post the requested log and continue there.

If you have any issues, you can take that up with the BC staff, do not post other topics.

Since you have already an open topic, I am closing this.

Edited by elise025, 26 February 2010 - 11:40 AM.

regards, Elise


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