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Offline bayview

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DOJ Virus
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:33:46 PM »
Got the “Department of Justice” virus today.

Using a second computer I was able to get some information via the internet.

On the infected computer I was able to start in “Safe Mode with Network”.   (Pressing F8 key)

I downloaded “Spyhunter” anti-virus software.   After $39.99 for the subscription, I scanned the computer.

So far all is back to normal.

I wish the a%%h&%*^s  that come up with these virus burn in . . . . .

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Offline StinkerBell

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:51:15 PM »
Disable Java.

Offline bayview

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 04:59:41 PM »
Did that weeks ago.

Still got it . . .

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Offline John Raabe

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 05:37:29 PM »
I had a Trojan Horse last week. Browser add-ons can be a problem. On Firefox I just disabled Java and the Foxit Reader which are reported to be vulnerable by Firefox.

Here's a helpful article to checkout for Chrome and others. It will also tell you if Java is running on your computer. If it is you should remove it using the control panel.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/how-to-disable-java-chrome/
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 06:12:44 PM by John Raabe »
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Offline StinkerBell

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 05:44:07 PM »
I believe you, however I know a few people who disabled Java script and not Java, so it is mentioned just in case.

Offline Don_P

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 06:12:48 PM »
If you disable java can you still run javascripts?

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 06:49:36 PM »
Yes, the name is similar but they are unrelated.

Offline bayview

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Re: DOJ Virus
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 05:59:13 AM »
Just before my computer locked up with the virus,  I received a “pop-up” when starting my laptop.   Supposedly from JAVA asking me to update . . .    Looking back, it probably wasn’t a coincidence.

Needless to say . . .    All Java programs are now off my computer.

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