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#1 mareng

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:15 PM

I have been hanging out on the site for a few weeks reading and prepping and I finally registered tonight -- and already I am feeling some psychological relief.

I have got a serious malware problem that I have had for approximately one month. One of the reasons it took me so long to sign up is, I think, is that I am feeling some shame at how I probably acquired what I think is a trojan of the rootkit variety. I have always been meticulously careful (and ethical) about which sites I visit and download from; but I fell off the wagon after getting an ebook reader for my birthday and I went on a rampage looking for free ebooks. Plenty of great classics out there, that have no copyright restrictions -- but I got hungry/greedy for some other titles -- and boy did I learn my lesson. (I had accessed a number of links at one site, without a problem, over the course of a few days -- but one link was evidently dangerous when a porno site popped up -- shocked me badly -- closed the window immediately -- shocked me so badly I couldn't remember what book title I had clicked on, so I couldn't even report it.)

Funny/sad thing is, I already had plenty of great books on my ereader to last a lifetime. Anyway, thanks for hearing my confession, y'all. :thumbsup: Happy, happy to be here (despite being overwhelmed by the wealth of info), and as soon as I finish prepping I will post in the malware forum. Actually, I already downloaded the DDS program but it keeps disappearing seconds after running it, and no reports seem to be manifesting. But I will do a search before officially declaring this a problem.

Edited by mareng, 26 June 2010 - 09:08 PM.


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#2 jgweed

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:09 AM

Welcome to BC, and thanks for joining!
Malware is so omnipresent on the Internet that you should not blame yourself for getting infected.
Cheers,
John
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.




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