Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic > New computer virus - post cards scam

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: New computer virus - post cards scam Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-12-2008 04:05 PM
Triple88a
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
theres a program you can run on linux called wine (iirc) that lets you run windows based programs on it
do you have linux? I heard of the wine however i do not know if i should mess around w/ installing linux or not.

I have all my stuff backed up too fyi
12-12-2008 11:05 AM
whitebuffalo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
I dont know tiny i am getting anoyed of windows. I am looking at linux however i'm afraid that only 2% of the software i own will actually work on it.
theres a program you can run on linux called wine (iirc) that lets you run windows based programs on it
12-12-2008 04:44 AM
ExDementia
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Oh and I forgot to mention... only stupid people get viruses.

Tripp, I've been running windows since I've had access to computers. The only time I've gotten viruses is when I let other people use my PC's. Like Tiny, I keep my stuff backed up just in case, and always have a couple of anti-virus software programs.

It really comes down to the user.
Well said.

I built my own computer about a year ago and bought Nod-32 for about $25, all I have to do is keep it updated and I have had no problems. I like Windows and I especially like Windows Vista. People who don't know what they are doing (and Mac owners) give Vista a bad name.
12-12-2008 12:24 AM
AzTJ Oh and I forgot to mention... only stupid people get viruses.

Tripp, I've been running windows since I've had access to computers. The only time I've gotten viruses is when I let other people use my PC's. Like Tiny, I keep my stuff backed up just in case, and always have a couple of anti-virus software programs.

It really comes down to the user.
12-11-2008 11:41 PM
Triple88a
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Tiny, just because you have a Mac doesn't mean you can't get a virus. Macintosh has been quietly advising people with Mac's to get anti-virus software since like 2005. It's still extremely rare... but it happens.
I've had three macs over a number of years, no viruses as of yet so I'm not worried. I also like to keep my work and pictures backed up. Other than that, it's just a computer.
shes a good girl, she doesnt look at bad sites to get viruses on daily basis

but yeah windows is bad..
like few months ago i got a virus of some sort, my hard drive would not boot up. It finds the hard drive but then it freezes. I dont know if its the above virus however it would not boot up.. starts loading, automatically shuts down and starts over again. so i reinstalled windows and wiped the entire hard drive. That worked till a month or two later i got that anti virus 07 program (which is like a virus).. for some of u that are not clear with that scam.. its a program that installs it self without you knowing, no consent or anything.. once it installs it self, it removes almost all your menus from everywhere saying that its for safety because "your computer is infected with a virus".... (cant even change your background image) and you cannot remove the program even if you tried, the only way to get rid of it is to follow a guide online and manually remove each file or completely reinstall windows or at last buy the crappy program.

about a month ago i got another virus that disabled my cd roms.

Currently i'm not even messing arround w/ updating my computer.. I have like 2 programs installed and thats it lol. Next month i'm pretty sure it will happen again so i'll reinstall windows again
12-11-2008 11:22 PM
tiny terror
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Tiny, just because you have a Mac doesn't mean you can't get a virus. Macintosh has been quietly advising people with Mac's to get anti-virus software since like 2005. It's still extremely rare... but it happens.
I've had three macs over a number of years, no viruses as of yet so I'm not worried. I also like to keep my work and pictures backed up. Other than that, it's just a computer.
12-11-2008 10:00 PM
Triple88a Az, there are about only 40 viruses for macs. Us windows people have over 60k to worry about.
12-11-2008 09:52 PM
Unlimited From Snoops.com:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snoops.com
Although the Postcard virus is real, it isn't a "BIG VIRUS COMING" (it's already been around in multiple forms for a long time now), it will not "burn the whole hard disc" of your computer, CNN didn't classify it as the "worst virus" ever, and it doesn't arrive in messages bearing a subject line of 'Invitation.'
Warnings were first identified in June 2007. It is real, and a good reminder that we should all be aware of what we are doing.

Teh Interwebs is serious bidness...
12-11-2008 07:59 PM
AzTJ Tiny, just because you have a Mac doesn't mean you can't get a virus. Macintosh has been quietly advising people with Mac's to get anti-virus software since like 2005. It's still extremely rare... but it happens.
12-11-2008 07:38 PM
Dare2BSquare My next puter will be a Mac.

Maybe I should open the virus so I'll have an excuse.
12-11-2008 07:24 PM
tiny terror And yet you're afraid of viruses. Seems like a waste of energy.
12-11-2008 07:20 PM
Triple88a my gf has a mac, when i use it i feel like i am in a bad dream getting chased by wild dogs and i cant move.
12-11-2008 07:18 PM
tiny terror I dislike windows. Loved my Mac from the first time I booted it up. It's an old G4 but I wouldn't trade it for a new windows based machine if my life depended on it.
12-11-2008 07:15 PM
Triple88a I dont know tiny i am getting anoyed of windows. I am looking at linux however i'm afraid that only 2% of the software i own will actually work on it.
12-11-2008 07:04 PM
tiny terror I get emails, but I don't get viruses.



(and yes Trip, I got that, I was being sarcastic since I own a mac.)
12-11-2008 07:03 PM
Triple88a its an email that you can get.. as soon as you open it, it runs automatically.
12-11-2008 06:48 PM
tiny terror Virus? What is this virus thing you speak of?
12-11-2008 06:40 PM
Triple88a
New computer virus - post cards scam

Just found this on one of my other forums.

Quote:
HUGE VIRUS COMING

Hi All, checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus. I checked Snopes (URL above, and it is for real.

Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to let all your contacts know about this. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

COPY THIS, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC