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Confused but excited.

posted on 14/5/13 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
WARNING!

I should have posted this earlier. Profound apologies if anyone came unstuck because I didn't.
Whilst looking for an inexpensive source of welding gas, other than the pub, I Googled 'Adams Gas' the other day and got a nasty shock.
The site had been hacked and I got a trojan on my PC that went past Kaspersky Internet Security like it wasn't there.
Tried to tell me that my PC had been locked by the police because I had downloaded child porn/zoophilia, spammed other people or let someone else do it via my machine. Threatened massive fines or jail time.
Then tried to blackmail me for £100, as it was 'my first offence'to get rid of it.
It took me bloody ages to get it off my machine, I mean like two days.





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maccmike

posted on 14/5/13 at 09:31 PM Reply With Quote
In future, F8 on restart. Reboot to earlier date. Clears the bug. It isn't a trojen.
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alfiebeard

posted on 14/5/13 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by maccmike
In future, F8 on restart. Reboot to earlier date. Clears the bug. It isn't a trojen.


Got the same thing about 6 months ago, F8 on start did'nt work found info on Google how to remove it took an hour to do and the last thing on the list to do was a reboot to an earlier date.

Alfie





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big_wasa

posted on 14/5/13 at 10:06 PM Reply With Quote
Close, I was going to have a look as ive just had a BOC price rise letter on a near empty bottle I have but just didn't get the time.

Thanks for the heads up.

Any chance you can get back on there and see if its been cleared yet

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Aaron_n_Sim

posted on 14/5/13 at 11:07 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the heads up was going to go on tomorrow. Think ill stick with my local firm.

Thanks again

Aaron





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chillis

posted on 15/5/13 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
Yep had this one about two weeks ago, ended up having to reformat the HDD and start again





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mcerd1

posted on 15/5/13 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Confused but excited.
....went past Kaspersky Internet Security like it wasn't there...


sounds like you need something a bit better than that waste of RAM to protect your machine then....


[Edited on 15/5/2013 by mcerd1]





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sickbag

posted on 15/5/13 at 10:06 AM Reply With Quote
As you found the link to their website via google can you be sure it was their actual website you clicked on and visited? I've been on their site browsing for the past few days and have not been infected with anything.

Can you post here the google link you followed?





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alfiebeard

posted on 15/5/13 at 10:46 AM Reply With Quote
I reckon mine came from a site about TITs

Alfie





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dhutch

posted on 15/5/13 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
Site views fine at work, although im a 'hobbiest discount on BOCs Y size argoshield' man myself.


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big_wasa

posted on 23/5/13 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
I've run out of gas and just tried to have a look and still looks to be hacked.
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Confused but excited.

posted on 23/5/13 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sickbag
As you found the link to their website via google can you be sure it was their actual website you clicked on and visited? I've been on their site browsing for the past few days and have not been infected with anything.

Can you post here the google link you followed?


Certainly: www.adamsgas.co.uk Lucky you. In future I think I'll phone them.

Edited to say; Interesting, 118-118 don't seem to have a phone listing for Adams Gas.

[Edited on 23/5/13 by Confused but excited.]





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tims31

posted on 24/5/13 at 06:36 AM Reply With Quote
Has anybody tried Hobbyweld ?

I've been looking at learning to weld and found these as gas suppliers, not sure if there's is a good deal though?





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EX01

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:40 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
quote:
Originally posted by Confused but excited.
....went past Kaspersky Internet Security like it wasn't there...


sounds like you need something a bit better than that waste of RAM to protect your machine then....


[Edited on 15/5/2013 by mcerd1]


Iím guessing that you posted a personal view and not factual about Kaspersky , what most people donít know is about zero day stuff and it doesnít matter how good your AV is if itís zero day, it will get through.
A little Google will tell you there are too many to count zero day/ vulnerabilities found every single day that the AV companies have to catch, patch and protect you from.


Those AV companies who claim 99% protection in all test are crap as well, they pay to join the accreditation (HUGH sums) and then get the answered to the test for that month beofre the test is taken, then write their software to catch the questions that will be asked in the test specifically well and bang you get a great score of ďWe catch 99.9% of viruses. Its a great con!





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big_wasa

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:53 AM Reply With Quote
Ah that looks a good bet.

To give an idea these "look" to be the same size as the boc x size bottle.

Rental is £68.60+vat

argoshield light/universal £31.50+vat
Pureshield Argon £41.97+vat

environmental charge £1.92+vat

You have to pay to collect it £13.70

so around £139 to get started

And the x size argon I had is around £180.

And the £105 rental always hurts.

I did try and get on the Volks deal but didn't get a reply.

[Edited on 24/5/13 by big_wasa]

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mcerd1

posted on 25/5/13 at 04:53 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EX01
Iím guessing that you posted a personal view and not factual about Kaspersky...

just based my on experience of dealing with other folks machines

I'm well aware that no AV product is perfect, but I've seen more stuff get past Kaspersky, Mcafee, Norton etc...
and they hog loads of system resources and cost a lot of cash too

I used to be a fan of the trend and AVG, but they are also getting a bit power hungry

my brother's a big fan of F-secure which seems to be fine, but I've got on really well with the free version of Avast for a few years now





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tims31

posted on 25/5/13 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
quote:
Originally posted by EX01
Iím guessing that you posted a personal view and not factual about Kaspersky...

just based my on experience of dealing with other folks machines

I'm well aware that no AV product is perfect, but I've seen more stuff get past Kaspersky, Mcafee, Norton etc...
and they hog loads of system resources and cost a lot of cash too

I used to be a fan of the trend and AVG, but they are also getting a bit power hungry

my brother's a big fan of F-secure which seems to be fine, but I've got on really well with the free version of Avast for a few years now



+1 for Avast too. been using for years and been really good. Had a virus get through when using AVG and had problems getting rid of it, installed Avast and it carries out a boot scan and so can remove problems before it loads up the main operating system. Doesn't use a whole load of processor power either definitely recommend it to all those who I help out with puter probs.

[Edited on 25/5/13 by tims31]





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