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#1 tknt009

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

Hello everyone!

 

I found my way to BleepingComputer the way that I imagine many other people have before me: experiencing a problem on one of my PCs and Googling it to find an active topic on it on the forums.

 

I panicked at first discovery, but now find myself strangely interested in the pathology of the problem... so much so that I'm considering learning more about malware and viruses as a new hobby. (Of course, I'm also hoping I'll be able to fix my computer too, at some point!)

 

Pleased to meet you all, and looking forward to learning and contributing in whatever way I can! Cheers!



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

Welcome to BC !

 

Your first step is to start a topic in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC. Describe your problem as well as you can and give basic details on your computer - make and model at least - and say what operating system you are using.

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:30 PM

Welcome to BC !

 

Your first step is to start a topic in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC. Describe your problem as well as you can and give basic details on your computer - make and model at least - and say what operating system you are using.

 

Chris Cosgrove

 

Hi Chris! And thank you!

 

Quick clarification and question, however: I'm already confident one of my PCs is infected. My finding the infection actually brought me here to an active thread in the "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" section, and given the rules on that part of the forums, I've mostly just been watching and following along. Should I still post to "Am I infected," regardless?

 

Best,

 

TK!



#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

This section of BC is supposed to be for Introductions but it is reasonable to extend that to info on how to use the forum.

 

If you have a defined problem and any of the logs listed in the 'Virus, trojan, etc. logs' section then yes, post there with the logs. Otherwise post a description of your problem(s) in the 'Am I infected?' section. One of the main differences between the two sections is that anybody can post advice in 'Am I infected?', only trained members may post replies in 'Virus, trojan, etc. logs'. Many problems can be resolved fairly easily and using fairly simple tools so it saves the - scarce - time of the specialists if you start in AII. In case of need a problem which turns out to require use of more complex and specialist tools can easily be moved from one section to the other.

 

I am not a malware specialist but if you find you are having problems in posting you can always send me a PM. Click on my avatar, this will take you to my profile and in the top right corner of that you will see a button 'Send me a message'. click on that and start writing. This of course applies to the avatar of every member of BC.

 

Chris Cosgrove






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