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Has anyone come across this before

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#1 peterfaux


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

I trust I am not contravening the rules here, I came across this in another forum and it raised my curiosity as to what it is.


Has anyone any ideas or come across it before. 

Win7 problem or infection

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Edited by peterfaux, 18 September 2013 - 08:18 PM.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:13 PM

hmmmmm. Theres 2 ways to look at this, the first is  that looks staged. I want you to notice 2 things here. First about 10 seconds in, you see his tower, under the desk. Notice, there are absolutly NO cables attached to it whatsoever. Possibly, there could be another tower somewhere, however, judging by the location of the mouse and my next piece of evidence, I am going to guess this guy is left handed-most people put their towers by their dominant hand (not all but most). But, its the next argument that really ties it in-1 second later, you see little netbook to the left of the monitor, obviously powered up, with cables that, while its hard to tell, looks like it goes to a AV adaptor to the screen. Now, throughout the rest of the video, you catch glimpses of that netbook but never the screen-and it would be easy for the person with the video to manipulate the keyboard and mouse to "create this problem" while holding the camera.


On the other hand, the screen in the one image that does show the netbook is different (they could have changed it) and the tower being used could very well be on the right side of the desk out of view of the camera. I mean, after all, why would someone lie about something like this? I don't know. As for the problem, I would lean towards infection, or maybe hardware problem, but most likely an infection of some sort.



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#3 peterfaux

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:57 PM

Hi patriot, I think the tower you are referring too is the back of one (white) of the two keyboards he disconnected, however if the notebook was connected then yes could a hoax.

thanks for the input.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

Has anyone come across this before ?


With the greatest of thanks to Providence - NO !

Edited by yabbadoo, 19 September 2013 - 09:40 AM.

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