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Postby Napalm Sushi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:58 pm

*MSN messenger beeps*

"Joe says:
lol check:P wwwuglyphotos.net/photo223.pif"

Joe being a good friend on my contact list, and me being tired and ready for bed, I clicked the link with no real thought.
Even when it turned out to be a download, my unknowledgable and sleep-demanding brain saw nothing suspicious about it being a .pif file.

*click*

"OH FUCKING MERCY FOR THE LOVE OF HENDRIX AAAAAARRRRGH"

Even as I type this, I'm battling through a storm of unprovoked popups, forced closing of applications, automated downloading of trojans, and ghostly attempts to run messenger and spam all of my contacts with the same message I recieved from good ol' Joe.

See you after the format.
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Postby coolsi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:41 pm

sigh
Nakatomi is coming
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Postby Mas Tnega » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:16 pm

.pif: Program InFormation (most commonly associated).
.pif: Perdue Image Format (almost unheard of, probably made up).
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Postby Deepsmeg » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:39 pm

Stupid users, I will kick you in the eyes.
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Postby MrBunsy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:05 pm

Get firefox for goodness sake.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:14 pm

And that would help with Messenger how?!
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Postby martin » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:20 pm

It won't, but get firefox anyway!
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Postby Napalm Sushi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:25 pm

*scrambles from the wreckage, gasping for air

Gah.

I use Firefox. It was a download, not a website link. I won't deny that I'm dumb for not having my suspicion aroused by the unusual nature of the file, and not asking what it was first, but I was tired and, well, I'll readily admit that I'm a bit slow anyway :P.

I've reinstalled all the essential software and copied my pictures and music back across from my backup drive. I didn't really lose anything since it's not been long since my last format (see the 'Windows x64' thread in the General forum). Let's just say I've learned something today.
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Postby Montyphy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:30 pm

martin wrote:It won't, but get firefox anyway!


Stop encouraging people to get Firefox! If FF becomes more popular than IE more "hackers" will start targeting its exploits.
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Latest Uplink patch is v1.55.
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Postby xander » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:33 pm

Napalm Sushi wrote:Let's just say I've learned something today.

What did you learn? That you should be using a Mac?

/me ducks the coming shower of bricks

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Postby xyzyxx » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:35 pm

/me hurls a brick at xander; misses
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Postby martin » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:39 pm

/me hurls a brick with total accuracy which also misses - since I want a mac
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Postby xander » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:43 pm

martin wrote:/martins aim is totally accurate and he also misses - since he wants a mac

SYNTAX ERROR: Command "martins" unknown

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Postby MrBunsy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:38 pm

Deepsmeg wrote:And that would help with Messenger how?!
Messenger auto opens links in your default web browser, IE is daft enough to run/ open/ whatever the bleeding heck it does the PIF file. Firefox doesn't.

montypyth wrote:Stop encouraging people to get Firefox! If FF becomes more popular than IE more "hackers" will start targeting its exploits.
Well, mabye, but it'll still make writing javascript easier if most of the browsers would react the same way.
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Postby mibias » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:47 pm

i got that virus a couple of days ago... i didnt want to format and its to complicated for me (as most of you know... im only 13)

i followed a guide including 4 free virus programs... took about 6 hours, but atleast it got the virus off my computer...

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