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Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby techie_alison » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:51 pm

Now, to say that I was surprised would be somewhat of an understatement.

It's a bit like when I was in Comet the other week, and the Sales guy was trying to push some software on me for a Linux netbook. "Yes, Norton AV now works on Linux." Impressive wouldn't you say. Now you know the answer to that, as do I. That of course, is that Norton AV does NOT work under Linux. Well, first you'd have to run WINE (to get Linux to 'emulate' XP), and then you'd have to install NAV. And for a system that it's got no idea about. Or at least I don't think it has. Anyway, this helpful (and a bit slimy) Sales guy was now proclaiming he ran it at home, ...on a Linux box. Impressive. There's me, a late 20's female who he thinks is as stupid as he is. Needless to say that I didn't buy. Stupid bloody place!!

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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby BoNuS » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:34 pm

You can always run Hatari under Linux and then install UVK 2000. Then you're safe too :wink:
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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby Desty » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:58 pm

techie_alison wrote:Now, to say that I was surprised would be somewhat of an understatement.

What's the problem? Your "My Computer" is a "100% SECURE SITE (1024 bit)" - how dare you question its authenticity!

Also, I like how the address bar says "Adress". Oops. Maybe they should serve ads based on the OS string returned by the browser, and give you a fake Gnome control centre page for Linux, and a fake OS X dialogue for a Mac :D

As usual, the sad thing is that wankery charlatans like this are successful thanks to many many normal people who are swindled due to not being highly computer literate. Probably trying to sell things with faked OS dialogues like this should be a crime? Is it already?

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From the particular grammatical mistakes made in the fake Windows dialogues, I'd guess that the author of the ad was Chinese :) Although it's better than my old Chinese teacher who now translates documents for me occasionally and expensively :|
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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby darklight » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:24 am

My mum got caught by one of these things - she followed the link & entered her credit card details in to pay for a 'computer antivirus clean up' - instead she got her account cleaned out :roll:
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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby rocket-dog » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:58 pm

If you have Wine installed it offers to execute the virus for you.

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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby wongck » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:40 am

Desty wrote:From the particular grammatical mistakes made in the fake Windows dialogues, I'd guess that the author of the ad was Chinese :) Although it's better than my old Chinese teacher who now translates documents for me occasionally and expensively :|


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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby RetroGamerUK » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:22 pm

I don't understand... if you are using Linux then how can windows defender have found those trojans?? :?

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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby techie_alison » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:01 pm

It can't you plonker!! :D

It's a webpage which is made up to look like Windows.

Half of these things that come up, just do CTRL-ALT-DEL, and shut down IE. They switch around the icons and all sorts.
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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby rocket-dog » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:41 pm

techie_alison wrote:It can't you plonker!! :D

It's a webpage which is made up to look like Windows.

Half of these things that come up, just do CTRL-ALT-DEL, and shut down IE. They switch around the icons and all sorts.


What is this IE you speak of? :wink:

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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby CiH » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:54 pm

I find it amusing where you get those fake sites that claim to be checking your hard drive for viruses (virii?) and finding all sorts of nasties but not in reality. Then offering you the chance to download something that would really screw you.

1. They really need to update from a fake Win XP front end to show their false positives. Scammers are getting lazy.

2. Also I tend to run out of disbelief to suspend when running MacOS in the first place. :mrgreen:
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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby rocket-dog » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 pm

CiH wrote:I find it amusing where you get those fake sites that claim to be checking your hard drive for viruses (virii?) and finding all sorts of nasties but not in reality. Then offering you the chance to download something that would really screw you.

1. They really need to update from a fake Win XP front end to show their false positives. Scammers are getting lazy.

2. Also I tend to run out of disbelief to suspend when running MacOS in the first place. :mrgreen:


What is this MacOS you speak of? :mrgreen: :wink:

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Re: Windows Virus Alert on Linux

Postby RetroGamerUK » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:51 am

Ahh now I get ya :wink:
I think those sites are automatically blocked by my net security package, but I have seen them in the past...


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