Monday, October 23, 2006

Did you say mytermex? Or nls-school?

For those of you who were unfortunate enough to be contaminated I've come across a few interesting web pages that might be very helpful.

First, there's a NewsFacter article on how to remove it.
Then there are those two very informative blog posts, one by Abhishek Tripathi and the other one by lobbyshake - at least I think that's how he calls himself -.
I also recommend you read what mariush had to write about what you can do to prevent at least some people from being infected.
And, finally you can read my previous post on the subject, it also has a handful of useful links at the end.

So, whether you said mytermex or nls-school, it's like saying 50 cents or half a dollar - get it? No? Ok... Doesn't matter I was just trying to be funny -.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Poetic friend

This is Mahmoud, an Egyptian friend I met recently. He said about Egyptian girls, "they are like the breeze which carry the smell of flowers" . Beautiful, don't you think. Would you believe he asked me to forgive his bad English after saying that....


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Is ICQ dead ?

UK-US flight in emergency divert
A London Washington United Airlines flight diverts to Boston after what the pilot describes as a "passenger disturbance"

No, it's not braking news, but the headline ICQ shows me every time I sign in... The "news" actually dates back to mid-August.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

An epidemic

I've been receiving the following messages from a few people on my messenger list. They send you to webpages which sole purpose is to propagate worms/trojans/viruses or whatever they are called...

friendID (10/4/2006 9:13:14 PM): oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery :O . Come to my house tonight for a party !! >:D<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:27:55 PM): Download free MP3s : <<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:26:38 PM): have you ever seen such a silly man like this ? http:/--/ =))

friendID (10/4/2006 9:24:31 PM): Let's vote for Vietnam's beauty - Mai Phuong Thuy - for the upcoming Miss World competition : :x !!

friendID (10/4/2006 9:21:13 PM): oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery :O . Come to my house tonight for a party !! >:D<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:19:56 PM): Just check out my new personal website : : c0ol !!!

friendID (10/4/2006 9:14:33 PM): have you ever seen such a silly man like this ? =))

friendID (10/4/2006 9:13:14 PM): oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery :O . Come to my house tonight for a party !! >:D<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:11:07 PM): A new dangerous computer virus that can destroys all your data has just been released . Click here to know how to avoid it : : <<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:04:25 PM): you are virus infected . Use this tool to remove viruses from your PC : <<

friendID (10/4/2006 9:01:07 PM): damn, she is so cute :x :x:x:x:x:x

In fact, the first time I received them I thought they were being sent by a bot that had found my ID somehow until I realized that the ID sending them to me was that of a contact I had no chatted with in a long time. Many Yahoo! messenger users are affected by this problem.

Since none of my friends have complained about me sending them plenty of messages with a link I'm supposing that my computer was not infected. First thing I'll say is that you need a good antivirus software on your computer, unless you're using some rare operating system. An up-to-date antivirus should protect you from those Trojans.

I'll give you a few links to websites that "might" (or might not...) help you "cure" your computer:

Updated on October 28th, 2006

Another one of my contacts has been infected and he sent me links with another url, here are the messages below:

friendID: Screenshot of new windows version _ Windows Vista so cool
friendID: oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery <<

I haven't verified that it's the same word but something tells me it is.

Update on November 27th, 2006

I received this message from yet another one of my contacts who's infected, and I think this is one of the most ingenious messages those people have come up with, it would look legitimate from almost anyone, see it below:

friendID: check this link for me : . Why I cannot surf this site ???

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