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#1 tobyo

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hello and I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right forum so moderators please move if necessary.

While I wait for help from the malware removal team I was curious about this and wanted to hear opinions. My old PC got infected once again and I wondered if my 11 year old daughter's use of MY machine (harumpf) caused it this time. someone mentioned to me that alot of infections get in via youtube? so was curious if anyone out there would agree with this or not.

If it's not youtube, then maybe it's just that I'm not great at running regular scans on that machine and in the interim malware gets in. just not enough hours in the day/week/month/year darn it. I'd vow to be better....since it's tough being w/o that machine, alas....who knows?

okay, just curious what others think of youtube. you can call me crazy if you like but since someone I know mentioned it so thought I would see.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:49 AM

Nah, i doubt Youtube gives you infection but Facebook does if you click on those fake crap on there.

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#3 tobyo

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

oh yea, one of my infections a while ago came from facebook. I warned her about the junk on facebook, kinda doubt that but I guess anything's possible.

well, honestly, I didn't think youtube was the culprit so there's one vote against. thanks :)

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:16 AM

Make that 2 votes against, its very unlikely you would get a virus off youtube.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:24 PM

If you are curious about how malware spreads, read this comprehensive topic by BC's quietman7 : How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected a great read, IMO.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

thanks for the replies, appreciate it! and thanks Union_Thug for that link. I'm definitely going to check it out as the machine that is currently disabled is my most problematic as it seems to get infected alot dag nab it. last time was 9/10 as I look at the threads I've created.....maybe THIS time I can keep those darn things away. we shall see...

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:17 AM

Keep the computer up to date :thumbup2:

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

Keep the computer up to date :thumbup2:


Strongly agree! I saw many examples on the Internet of people who were infected by out-to-date software. I use Secundia PSI. With that program, you can see which programs are out-to-date, and you can update them with the program.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

Yes, Secunia is indeed a very good software to use for detecting outdated softwares.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:41 PM

ah.......oh, I love it! thanks for the tip!

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:52 PM

While it's quite unlikely a user will become infected by just visiting Youtube, clicking on 3rd party links there, whether in the comments section or embedded in the videos, can very well lead to malware.




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