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Old 2005-03-07, 22:22
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MSN Virus!

Man,

MSN is currently under a havy attack.
There's a worm (worm_faterb.A or something) around wich will infect your pc making that the virus will be sended forward to all your online people.

I've just been 1,5 houres disinfecting my brothers laptop, because he had the virus too, and it's a damn irritating one.
It will block your'e tasklist, and disallow you to run online virusscanners.

If you don't know about the virus, don't accept the following .pif's:

-Mona lisa wants her smile back
- My new photo!
- Bush Fat
- Jenifer Lopez

MAN, this is damn serious I guess, couple of hundred, thousend people infected already. Do you guys have it all over the world?
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Old 2005-03-07, 22:29
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Heard about this viruses a fortnight ago. I got a link to Paris Hilton pif yesterday.
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Old 2005-03-07, 22:37
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Don't accept ANY .pif's from ANYONE. Period.
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Old 2005-03-07, 22:40
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Don't accept ANY .pif's from ANYONE. Period.
I never did. My brother did.

I'm the hero in the story who saves the nice young mage kay
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Old 2005-03-07, 22:56
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Yeah, I've gotten quite a few of those from people already. Viruses are teh suck. =\
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Old 2005-03-07, 23:39
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A .pif file can contain anything. It is rather foolish to open links that look dodgy anyway.
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Old 2005-03-07, 23:41
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Most people just think they're MS-DOS shortcuts.
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Old 2005-03-07, 23:54
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Most people just think they're MS-DOS shortcuts.
thats cos of the icon xp gives them.
i had the bropia worm a little while ago, this comes in the same way...

NO .PIF's!!!!!!!!!
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Old 2005-03-08, 00:00
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Actually, .PIFs are MS-DOS shourcut (at least, they're supposed to be that), but you can't really know for sure these days...

* sigh *
The old times, when we used Windows 3.1 or 3.11, and .PIF was .PIF, you were 100% sure it was a MS-DOS shortcut. But now...
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Old 2005-03-08, 00:08
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But even if they were just MS-DOS shortcuts... why open them?
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Old 2005-03-08, 00:37
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Like I said, they can contain anything. If you get a dodgy looking link on MSN from ANYONE, don't open. Pretty much common sense there....
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Old 2005-03-08, 01:59
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I had one today, and i almost clicked it, but i realized it was probably a virus, os i didnt click it.
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Old 2005-03-08, 02:32
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The problem with .pif files is that they can in fact contain or be an executable (.exe) file, which would make a virus maker be able to do practically anything with your computer.

Windows by default hides known file extensions, so you can't tell a .pif or .jpg apart other than the file icon, and even that is not consistent. This makes it very easy for users to just double click a file and load a virus without any suspicion.
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Old 2005-03-08, 05:59
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I actually read yesterday morning that this virus was fixed in a couple of hours...
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Old 2005-03-08, 08:46
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Well, they'd trowen MSN offline for a couple of houres here yesterday, so maybe that was the time they needed to fix it?
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Old 2005-03-08, 16:28
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that's why my connection broke down everytime I was on msn!!
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Old 2005-03-08, 18:37
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i dont need to worry cause i got NAV and NIS but do you guys know why windows only can start in safe mode now ?!? (j/k)
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Old 2005-03-08, 18:42
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This is 1 reason why, if you have XP, you should set Windows NOT to hide known file extensions.
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:21
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How does XP differ from other versions in that matter?
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:22
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yesterday i got a weird pif link too, from someone I hadn't talked to for ages... i asked him before clicking, he told me what it was before i click it... we talked for a while then, it was cool

anyway, msn is still down for me, is it also your cases?
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:22
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How does XP differ from other versions in that matter?
well at least in 95 + 98 i believe it didnt hide the extensions... i may be wrong though, but i always saw them. also, the point is that xp does it automatically, so most people wont bother to reveal them
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:23
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yesterday i got a weird pif link too, from someone I hadn't talked to for ages... i asked him before clicking, he told me what it was before i click it... we talked for a while then, it was cool

anyway, msn is still down for me, is it also your cases?
nope, im on right now
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:24
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That's wrong. In 98 they are also hidden by default.
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:26
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That's wrong. In 98 they are also hidden by default.
hm, my dad must have set them to appear then...
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Old 2005-03-08, 19:40
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I wasn't sure if 98 or lower had that option; I haven't used it in over 2 years.
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