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Topic: Geek Virus


  
  Geek.com Geek News - Virus goes after MP3 files
The virus does not always attack other system files ("It may modify registery value to prevent execution of Control Panel, tools that are related to registery, and Task Manager"), but the impact may be enough to prevent systems from rebooting (since the "ntdetect.com" file gets deleted in the worm's attack).
I found it was a Jpeg virus however this virus came in 2 parts and had the capability to wipe out jpegs.Neither Mcaffee nor Norton has written ANY software to protect against (Proof of concept) viruses such as this or other.
Virus companies flat out refuse to add an update for a (Proof of concept virus) since they are technically NOT IN THE WILD,you have to wonder what is REALLY out there.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2005Mar/sec20050425030186.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Online VSUM - Geek Virus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
When the first Geek infected program is executed, the Geek virus will install itself memory resident in available free memory.
It directly hooks interrupts, and no interrupts will point to the Geek virus in memory when attempting to map memory with various utilities.
One text string occurs within the Geek viral code in infected programs: "GEEK" Geek activates on the 29th day of any month, at which time it will overwrite a random sector on the current drive.
wiw.org /~meta/vsum/view.php?vir=544   (156 words)

  
 Geek
Geek is a memory resident, file infecting virus.
Geek activates on the 29th day of any month, at which time it overwrites a random sector on the current drive.
In both cases the virus is located at the end of the file.
vil.nai.com /vil/content/v_491.htm   (828 words)

  
 Computer Technical Support - Geeks By Minute - Live Computer Help
Our geeks are certified and have the experience needed to provide you with computer support for both Home or Business software, hardware and peripherals.
Geeks computer troubleshooting or pc troubleshooting support adopts step-by-step approach for tracking down software or hardware problems and fixing them quickly.
Virus removal and windows troubleshooting are also main areas for online pc technical support.
www.geeksbyminute.com   (493 words)

  
 Geek Blog 2.3: Security Alert Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
That is the title of the welcoming piece of the new year that sees a new worm, the Jitux.A virus, which is spread by MSN Messenger.
The Linux.Slapper.Worm virus is apparently set up to give the control of the computer to the creator of the worm, and it appears that as of Monday morning the creator had a cadre of 11, 000 or more willing machines, at least as was reported.
This virus is not a shock and the fact that just like with SirCam, the server's are nto stopping this virus, and in fact helping in the spreading of this insideous virus.
www.geekblog.net /archives/security_alert   (4335 words)

  
 Computer Geek! » Computer Virus Information That Should be Read   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Such virus is the hoaxes that are very irritating, as this virus may lead some users to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, misleading, and letting them worry a lot, leaving them vulnerable to a careless destructive virus.
Every time you receive an urgent notice of a virus warning, it is always wise to be sure and check the list of known virus hoaxes.
There are other regarded harmful computer programs that are part of a virus, but are not seriously considered viruses because they do not have the capacity to replicate.
computergeekblog.com /111/computer-virus-information-that-should-be-...   (652 words)

  
 Geek News Central Revealing Technical News and useful links
The Mac OS X Virus Prize contest web page will remain active for the foreseeable future, and will be used to show articles and links that will help Mac users better understand the risk to computer viruses, and the reasonable measures best used to continue enjoying virus-free usage of their Mac OS X computer systems.
For the contest, a 'virus' is defined as executable code that attaches itself to a program or file so that it can spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels between computers.
To win the contest, the person coding the virus must submit an email notice to us with a transcript of at least 32 contiguous characters of code included in the virus, a brief description of the functionality and symptoms of the virus, and contact information for contest notification and payment of the $25,000 prize.
www.geeknewscentral.com /archives/003999.html   (1558 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Computer Viruses (H-L)
The Huge Virus is a computer virus The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation, corrupts program or overlay files.
The virus is loaded into memory by booting from an infected disk and then affects the computer's runtime operation, corrupts program or overlay files and data files.
The Joshi Virus is a computer virus which uses stealth techniques to avoid detection and which infects the fixed disk partition table.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/L4.HTM   (7590 words)

  
 Geek Squad - W32.Blaster Worm virus infects computers globally
Minneapolis, August 12, 2003 — In the wake of the W32.Blaster Worm virus taking over thousands of computers around the country and the globe, Geek Squad, a 24-Hour Computer Support Task Force, is releasing recommendations and fixes for the new worm virus.
While not every virus will erase your files on your hard drive, they should still be taken very seriously.
Update your virus tools — Definition files need to be updated weekly or else you may not detect the newest viruses.
www.geeksquad.com /news/2003_08_blasterworm.php   (683 words)

  
 Willamette Week Online | News | COVER STORY | GEEK FORCE | Wednesday April 28th, 2004
For a lively account of how the Slammer virus spread, see "Slammed!: An inside view of the worm that crashed the Internet in 15 minutes," by Paul Boutin in the July 2003 issue of Wired: www.wired.com.
As the 21st century's central nervous system teetered on the brink, a crew of anonymous geeks in a sterile, faceless Beaverton office pod came to the rescue.
Researchers at different labs often give different names to the same virus, then wait for one of the names to catch on.) Now, Schmugar says the real significance of MyDoom was lost in the initial frenzy.
www.wweek.com /story.php?story=5045   (3535 words)

  
 NEWS
Codenamed GEEK, this virus, unlike any other computer viruses, affects both the user as well as the computer.
Computer professionals at the Virus Institute of Computing Organisation (VICO), David Bergkamp and Dennis Beckham admitted that the GEEK virus is one of the most feared viruses around.
The GEEK virus works by making the computer run "nerdy-type" programmes, such as certain computer games and C programming languages.
www.fortunecity.com /bennyhills/moore/159/geek.html   (191 words)

  
 GEEK HOUSECALLS WEBSITE - Not just ANY geek - We come to you! In-home computer assistance from Geek Housecalls
The geek that came to my home (Tom) arrived on time, was very personable, extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions.
Many of them call themselves geeks or use the term geek in their company names and so it's sometimes difficult when looking for a good professionaL geek, to understand exactly who or what you are getting.
Working couples and others who have full daytime commitments love Geek Housecalls because we have a whole cadre of geeks who work evening and weekend hours so we can be responsive to customers and families during times that are less disruptive to work and school schedules.
www.geekhousecalls.com   (9971 words)

  
 BBspot - Virus Alert: Heavyweight
Virus researches have raised the level of alert to Code Yellow for the Heavyweight virus which physically destroys the hard drives of its victims.
Before sending the attachment to your recycle bin make sure you have reinforced the container, or the virus might crash right through the bottom of the bin making a hole in your desktop.
The virus also poses a risk for the young and the elderly as they may be unable to lift the virus to delete it.
bbspot.com /News/2003/02/heavyweight.html   (446 words)

  
 MyVogonPoetry » 2005 » July
Geek Tags: geek, virus, laptop, notebook, comedy, funny, humor
This is funny - from a geek in Boston.
Ramblings from a geek, a gamer, a programmer, and a dad (but not always in that order).
myvogonpoetry.com /wp/2005/07   (763 words)

  
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Active Virus Shield is a free anti-virus for your PC.
Update your McAfee based scan engine and virus pattern to detect the latest viruses.
Free way to test your virus scanner with the this Trojan Simulator.
www.majorgeeks.com /downloads29.html   (931 words)

  
 Geek Superhero. Protect your PC's settings and security.
2548 Kb Geek Superhero watches your computer for changes, immediately notifying you when a setting is altered to confirm you want to keep or reject the change.
This catches many of the modifications made by a virus, trojan or worm; protecting your computer from harm.
Geek Superhero has more tools to fix you computer if Internet Explorer has been hijacked, to easily look at all the programs that will start when Windows starts, to let you see where the space is being used on your hard drives, and more!
www.dissoft.com /Geek-Superhero-3276.html   (157 words)

  
 Geek.com - The Online Technology Resource!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Chief Geek has a source who got some high quality photos of the upcoming Excalibur Smartphone, along with some details of other smartphone releases.
Having a video iPod is great, but it's your duty as a Geek to show the nonGeek masses out there how truly cool it is to have one of these powerful gadgets--and that means using it to actually watch things other than what you can download from iTunes.
The Chief Geek tested it and found it operating about 8 times faster than real-time.
www.geek.com   (821 words)

  
 Geeks Fix It! In-home computer assistance from Geek Housecalls
If you don't know what I'm talking about, then congratulations, the supreme Geek has smiled on you, but for most of us, the onset of an inexplicable computer slowdown is a frustrating reality that demands a solution if sanity is to be maintained.
First, to state the obvious, your virus scanner must be installed in order to protect your computer (don't laugh, procrastination is a very powerful and potentially damaging thing!).
Based in Lexington Mass, Geek Housecalls provides computer hardware and software troubleshooting, networking, installations, upgrades, and general assistance to residential and small business computer users in Boston and the surrounding North, South, and Western suburbs as well as Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire.
www.geekhousecalls.com /agtm1.html   (887 words)

  
 Virus jokes - The Geek Culture Forums
RIGHT TO LIFE VIRUS: Won't allow you to delete a file, regardless of how old it is. If you attempt to erase a file, it requires you to first see a counselor about possible alternatives.
FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT VIRUS: Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.
This is a mac virus that is an opt-in phenomenon.
www.geekculture.com /ultimatebb/Forum13/HTML/000257.html   (975 words)

  
 Sidebar Geek : First Virus for Windows Vista?
According to this InfoWorld article, a hacker has created a virus that takes advantage of Microsoft's new command line software Microsoft Shell code-named Monad - which this article says is built into Windows Vista.
So it's a poorly written article, and the "virus" isn't even exploiting a vulnerability, but is a destructive script of the same kind you can write a bat file to infect other bat files, or a script on another OS, etc.
So there's really nothing to see here, and the original article shouldn't have been written in the first place, if the journalist understood everything is working as intended if you run a.bat as Administrator, even if it has "del *.* /s" in it, and it gets to eat a lot of your files.
www.longhornblogs.com /bleblanc/archive/2005/08/04/14382.aspx   (384 words)

  
 Virus killers - Lifehacker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The EICAR virus test is a harmless text file that is detected as a virus by most AV vendors.
You can use it to verify that your local virus scanner is working (just copy the string into a plain text file), check to see if your email server scans for viruses (email yourself a copy), and test if scanners detect viruses inside archives (put it inside a zip file).
This means that the virus can hide deep inside the Windows operating system and makes it hard for anti-virus programs to detect and remove it.
www.lifehacker.com /software/virus-killers   (1481 words)

  
 Geek.com Geek News - MS Outlook banned at Cambridge University campus
All you have to do to execute a virus in O or OE is view the body of the message in the preview pane.
Admittedly virus clean up would be the responsibility of the college sysadmin - although recruiting a few student volunteers has worked very well for such tasks in my college (Emmanuel if you're wondering), and thus allowing our sysadmin to stop grouching about it.
Um, if you have Norton and keep your virus definitions up to date, it will detect the klez32 virus BEFORE the email is even accessible for you to open.
www.iata.csic.es /~fernando/doc/prohibido_outlook_Mayo2002.htm   (10961 words)

  
 MoPo | Geek News: Virus Humour
Some Virus humor, to keep you busy at work tomorrow.
DEMOCRAT VIRUS - Doesn't allow you to delete inefficient programs or wasted disc space - if you try, it accuses you of being a "mean-spirited extremist".
DOLLY PARTON VIRUS - It sounds pretty good, but you'd swear your monitor looks larger and have more knobs than it used to.
www.mopo.ca /2005/06/virus-humour.html   (231 words)

  
 Geek Squad Offers Tools and Recommendations for Protecting Your Computer from Viruses Business Wire - Find Articles
In the wake of the W32.Blaster Worm virus taking over thousands of computers around the country and the globe, Geek Squad, a 24-Hour Computer Support Task Force, is releasing recommendations and fixes for the new worm virus.
If you live in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. call 1-800 GEEK SQUAD (800-433-5778) to schedule an on-site Special Agent to remove the virus.
Geek Squad can also install software on your computer that automatically updates itself to stop viruses before they get to your computer.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2003_August_12/ai_106529423   (813 words)

  
 BBspot - Virus Alert: The "Don't Fucking Open Me!" Virus
E-mail inboxes were flooded with messages this morning as a new virus quickly spread around the world.
The virus also contains two different payloads: one version formats the hard drive and displays the message "This is for your own good"; the other payload creates random Power Point presentations in the "My Documents" folder.
Claudia Hawkins who was infected by the virus said, "My son told me not to open attachments, but....
www.bbspot.com /News/2002/01/open.html   (411 words)

  
 The Elder Geek on Windows XP
That was a long time ago when the internet was a much kinder and gentler place and security applications were still considered optional.
Today it would be computing suicide to run without updated virus, firewall, spyware, adware, and malware protection.
If you're interested in taking a peek at Vista and what will ultimately replace XP, feel free to visit The Elder Geek on Windows Vista for the latest information, screen captures, and development analysis.
www.theeldergeek.com   (2427 words)

  
 SuicideGirls > News > Geek > Virus Spread Techniques To Combat Viruses
As yet a worm brings trouble to MSN and Hotmail, it turns out that by employing some of the same techniques used by virus writers could increase response time, and in essence, "immunise" the internet.
Some researchers have developed artificial "immune systems" that automatically analyse a virus meaning a fix can be sent out more rapidly.
But the honeypots would attract a virus, analyse it automatically, and then distribute a countermeasure.
suicidegirls.com /news/technology/13209   (851 words)

  
 Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger
Microsoft has published a virus alert for the MyDoom virus.
All the geek toys I'll never be able to afford.
Phillip Torrone just posted some more about his "portable geek gym." Picture.
radio.weblogs.com /0001011/2004/01/27.html   (2497 words)

  
 MyVogonPoetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Tags: geek, carpet, skates, slide, fun, shoe, shoes
Tags: geek, teddy, teddy bear, teddy graham, funny, humor, comedy
Tags: geek, tea, iced tea, sweet tea, recipe, recipes, sugar
myvogonpoetry.com /wp/2005/.../laptop-virus-definitions-76-months-old   (1446 words)

  
 WORM_MYTOB.EG medium risk virus alert - geek/talk
TrendLabs has issued a Medium Risk Virus Alert for WORM_MYTOB.EG Below is the alert just in case you aren't aware of this medium risk virus.
As of May 9, 2005 5:57 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time/GMT -8:00), TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_MYTOB.EG.
TrendLabs has received several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in the United States.
www.geekvillage.com /forums/showthread.php?threadid=27500   (270 words)

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