Tag: Malware

Facebook Worm

First it was the AIM virus, then it was the MySpace friend hijack… It has finally happened – a Facebook worm that hijacks your computer and posts spam on your friends’ walls.


Fear not, Facebook has blocked people from making posts if it contains questionable content. Just because it is blocked on Facebook’s side does not mean your computer is not infected anymore. If the creator of this worm changes the message, it may activate again, or steal your password – you just never know.

Here are some tips if you are infected:

  • Change your Facebook password immediately. You don’t know if the malicious program doing this has stolen your password and sent it to someone.
  • NEVER click on the links in people’s spam posts. It probably contains a malicious script that uses an exploit in Windows to execute code that will infect your computer
  • Make sure you have all the latest operating system updates patches installed (Windows XP / Mac OSX Tiger or Leopard). Don’t ignore these. They are released to fix vulnerabilities that will stop problems like this from happening.
  • Update your Antivirus definitions and Antispyware definitions and run full scans
  • Come find me because I want to figure out what is causing this and create a removal application.

Fake Virus Stupidity

I am sick and tired of deleting fake, annoying email rumors that stupid ignorant people blindly forward to others. Some moron with a big imagination writes some dumb email that makes no sense at all if read carefully. Other morons believe and chain-forward it to everyone. Save yourself some time – don’t forward me your crap. Also save me time from deleting it, getting enraged, raising my blood pressure and



Be alert during the next few days: Don’t open any message with an attached file called “Invitation”, regardless of who sent it. It’s a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that “burns” the whole hard disk of your computer. This virus will come from someone who has your e-mail address; that’s why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts. It’s better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus

DON’T open it and shut down your computer immediately … This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it’s been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. The virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there’s no repair yet for this particular virus. It simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disk, where vital information is kept.

Also:- Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it! This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe. Don’t be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know. If you get an email along the lines of “Osama Bin Laden Captured” or “Osama Hanged” don’t open the attachment.


1) CNN doesn’t know anything about any virus

2) Does it literally “burn” your disk? What does it do, set it on fire or something?

3) Microsoft doesn’t classify viruses

4) it wasn’t discovered by McAffee yesterday because I have been getting this email for 3 weeks, and it’s been around since 2001.

5) “It’s better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus” No it’s better to shut the f*** up and stop spamming my inbox.

6) “Don’t open it and shut down your computer immediately” Oh no! I got an email. Looks like i have to turn my computer off now. because even if i didn’t open it, the email told me to shut down my computer. Go kill yourself.

7) What the hell is sector Zero? I’d say it’s…… Nothing! It’s made up bullshit.

8) “the moment you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!” Simply opening an email will not suddenly crash your computer. An email is a text or html rendered message. If you download an attachment and run it, you could get a virus, but by opening an email, nothing will happen.

9) Anyone who believes this needs to have their computer smashed over their ignorant skull.

10) I’m even more disturbed that the Chief engineer for some company sent this out to all employees. Chief engineer of “spread fake nonsense around”

11) The message itself is a “social” virus, because it is spreading by ignorant people.

EDIT: I tagged this post as malware, because it represents a human social stupidity virus. It’s bad for me to read and enrages me. So it’s malware.
Please refer back to my other rand on the same thing: http://portfolioso.com/2005/08/31/ignorant-people-2/

Warning: New AIM Virus

There is a new AIM malicious thingy that uses holes in Windows (how surprising) to send itself out to everyone on your buddy list. It’s not a profile trojan (those have been removed from the internet) This only happens if you receive an IM from someone which says “check this out… http://www.wgutv.com/osama_capture.php” I clicked it but It did not load so I was spared. If you click on it it’s supposed to be a game of some sort, but while you’re playing it modifies the registry to start up spyware every time your computer boots. If anyone receives this IM do not click it. Make sure you have the latest virus definitions and the latest Windows Updates.

AIM Virus


This is a virus spread through AIM – specifically Trojan.Sinkin. It collects your passwords, changes your Internet Explorer homepage, causes loads of popups and adds a link to your AIM Profile. When people click on this link, they are taken to a website. An install on demand box appears. If the user clicks YES, they have the virus. If they user clicks NO, it keeps looping you back to that Install On Demand dialogue box, tricking you into clicking YES. WHATEVER YOU DO NEVER CLICK YES. If you are in this jam, press control alt delete and close Internet Explorer.

There used to be a way to easily remove the virus. However, the virus evolved and the properties changed, so there is no known way to remove it yet. I will post the information as soon as I find out. In the meantime, use antivirus software that’s up to date.