anti virus program

Virus headsup!

This weekend there has been a global cyber attack, dubbed WannaCry virus. At least 150 countries have reported cases of it and over 200.000 computers have been affected since this weekend. 
Right now I do my internship in an IT support company where the telephone is ringing constantly and our mailboxes are overflowing with mails from people who have been hit by it. So I kinda feel obliged to inform you guys of it and what it could do to you.


What is it?
This virus is not a virus that you can just run your anti-virus or anti-malware program on and quarantine it. Most virusses download dangerous programs on your computer or record your actions to get access to your personal data. But this virus is of another kind, because the attackers have no interest in your data, they just want to make easy money. 

They do this by making use of ransomware or more specifically a cryptolocker. A cryptolocker encrypts all your data and files on your computer and connected devices, which means you cannot access those files anymore and use them. Unless you got the decryption key.
To get that decryption key, the cyber attackers ask you to pay $300, but there is no guarantee that you’ll actually get the decrypt key and get your files back.

Remedy?
There is not real remedy.
Once you get a cryptolocker in your system, you are screwed, unless you have backups and these backups are not connected to your system. (offline backups or in another domain)

Targets?
Anybody can be a target, but right now the big ones are companies who have older systems like Windows XP, because they don’t have the same security measures as the newer systems. Now you might think: ‘Who still has Windows XP?’ Well, hospitals for example. They still use software that is made for their machinery and hasn’t been updated to newer versions. So if they get one in their system, people who rely on these machines can actually die.

Under the readmore I added some tips to prevent them and in case you really get one.

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sadkittyworld  asked:

I'm actually thinking that originally, Google IRL was and anti-virus program, but someone *cough* Anti *cough* messed with his coding and made him genocidal, and Google still has the "destroy every virus or glitch in the system" thing, but he's also genocidal. (Did that make sense?)

oooooh! i love this!!

mind your damn business.
( virus! cry )
mind your damn business.

anonymous: I was wondering, where do you live Virus? You said that you infect computers and have to protect yourself from anti-virus’ and stuff and I think pretty much every computer has that so I would guess it’d be hard to find a place to stay in a sense. Or do you just not sleep and jump around everywhere?

Not all computers have an anti-virus program, in case you didn’t know, you moro—I just stay in those ones. But the other option is also correct. As a virtual being that doesn’t require recharging breaks, I just jump around from place to place. It’s ni— - – -  -   —     -     -         -           It has come to my attention that you are assuming something rather important about my nature. But I won’t tell you what. You have no right to receive that information.

anonymous asked:

It's okay, love! Don't feel stupid about such thing. It's very unpleasant,yes, but not the end of the world!! I was scammed by so called tech support once too and had to contact my bank and explain it all + reload the computer and wipe its disks. Everything will be fine. 💖💖

Thank you pumpkin ✨ aaaah okay

UPDATE: I GOT IT FIXED!!! I’m so relieved
I got in contact with THE REAL HP support lol and after 2 long hours on the phone (hi anxiety) I got my laptop checked and cleaned.

Now I just have to install an anti virus protection program and I’m okay! so if anyone knows the best free ones pls let me know! That would be such a great help 💗
(My friend suggested Nortons so I think I’ll get that one)

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Crush

by InsominiacArrest

“Hey.” Lapis approached Peridot slowly, shifting her weight from one foot to another, “my computer has been acting up.” She looked up at the ceiling and held her laptop closer to her skirt.

Peridot glanced up from her textbook, “Again?”

“Yeah, again.” She says more aggressively, “you wanna fix it?”

Peridot sighs and rubs the bridge of her nose, “what do you have for me in return?”

“Aw, c’mon Peri, we’ve been friends for long enough.”

“You should really just buy a new computer.” She grumbles.

“Excuse me miss bourgeois.”

“Yes, yes, show me the out dated pile of sparks.” Lapis happily sits down and plops the machine in front of her.

She carefully watches her, opening it, grumbling at it, her swift digits working over the keypad. It was like a soothing display of nature.

Lapis couldn’t say when she started to feel this way. Probably when she transferred to the class and Peridot told her to ‘forget clodding Rose Quartz, none of those group of girls are nice anyway.’

And a couple other insults and cute faces later and Lapis had a, well she wasn’t gonna say it.

“How in the hell did you manage to download two different viruses in the span of a week?!” Peridot outbursts.

Lapis flinches, well, something had to bear the brunt of her sacrifice for this endeavour.

“We just don’t know.” Lapis says in wide eyed faux-surprise.

“These aren’t even the hidden ones, they’re just straight up downloadable garbage.”

“What can I say,” Lapis shrugs, “I’m a clutz.”

“That’s it Lazuli, come with me.” Lapis’s face heats up as Peridot grabs her wrist and tours her down the school hallway.

“What is it?” Was she going to take her down to a closet somewhere and well, to do something.

They arrive at the school store instead.

“One computer anti-virus protector.” Peridot slapped down her credit card .

“Wh-what?” Lapis’s eyes went wide, “c’mon, dude, this is unnecessary.”

“Computer health Lazuli isn’t a joke.”

Lapis laughs nervously. “You can’t just spend money on me.”

“Consider it an early birthday present.” She smiles her off-kilter, sloping smile, “besides we’ve been friends long enough.”

“What type?” A gruff voice, Lars?, asks from behind the counter.

“Kaspersky. Charge it.” Peridot says a random word. He hands her over a flat card while swiping her credit card.

“This is too much.” Lapis murmurs.

“Now you won’t get anymore pesky viruses.” She hands her the flat card and runs her hand through her vertical hair.

“Thank you.” She breathes.

“I, uh, well it’s nothing Lazuli.” Peridot pushes her glasses up on her nose, “I’ve got that midterm to study for. I’ll see in homeroom.”

She waves her off and trots down the hall, leaving Lapis in the middle of the hallway with a red river painted across her face. Oh great, instead of seduction she was just getting it worse.

She sighs and holds the computer protection to her chest.

———–

Lapis realizes she’s going to have to be more direct. As in really direct and just get this out of the way.

‘Dear Peridot,’ she starts, ‘you’re a loser.’ She crosses that out, but not before drawing some hearts around it. ‘You’re really small + cute,’ she crosses that off as well.

She groans and lies her head down on her desk. Crushes were dumb and so was she.

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mxnotawakeyet  asked:

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I have to laugh everytime I see your OC Avira Lavellan, because she she has the same name as my anti virus/spyware program :D But that's also the reason why I kept her in mind. And of course because she is just so pretty!!! This is probably not funny at all, but I wanted to tell you :D

HAHA I KNOW! It cracks me up. I made up the name with inspiration from Project Elvhen, and only found out about Avira Antivirus months later, when I was looking under the tag #avira and saw a bunch of antivirus stuff. :P 

Maybe we’re all living in a modern!AU in which Avira developed an antivirus suite for some reason lmao. And she probably sells it like Commander Shepard sells, well, everything: “I’m Inquisitor Lavellan, and this is my favorite antivirus software in Thedas.”


anonymous asked:

hi!!!! i just got some video editing software and was wondering if its a good idea to download sherlock clips from youtube through those sites where u just type the url in or if there are other places that are better? (or safer from like viruses and stuff) (i love your videos btw i always enjoy watching them)

Yay I’ll be glad to see more fanvids incoming in this fandom!!!
Well there’s really not a lot of Sherlock clips on youtube, but yes if there’s something specific you can download from the youtube vid to mp4/something converters, they’re fine! But if you want the full episodes to work with, I torrent them (I do watch them leglly on netflix though). Better quality than youtube too! Just use one of the big torrenting sites and there should be no viruses at all, and if you have an anti-virus program it’s even safer.
Thank youu Im glad you enjoy them! Good luck with vidding, if you have any more questions feel free to ask, I’ll try and answer as good as I can!!

Textbooks on computer viruses often describe several ‘generations’ of malicious code. First generation viruses spread from machine to machine by an external disk; they were often ‘add-on’ viruses, which rewrite program code, or ‘boot sector’ viruses, which would install themselves on the computer’s MBR (Master Boot Record) so that, upon restart, the computer would launch from the virus’s code and not the computer’s normal MBR. Early anti-virus programs performed a calculation in which the size of program files were routinely checked for any changes (unlike document files, program files should not change, thus a change in the file size indicated an add-on or other type of virus). Second generation viruses were able to out-maneuver these calculations by either ballooning or pruning program code so that it always remained the same size. Third generation viruses, such as ‘stealth’ viruses, went further, being able to intercept and mimic the antivirus software, thereby performing fake file scans. Fourth generation viruses are the opposite of third generation; they employed ‘junk code’ and ‘attack code’ to carry out multi-pronged infiltrations, in effect overwhelming the computer’s anti-virus software (‘armored’ viruses). However, one anti-virus technique has remained nominally effective, and that is the identification of viruses based on their unique ‘signature’, a string of code that is specific to each virus class. Many anti-virus programs use this approach today, but it also requires a constantly updated record of the most current viruses and their signatures. Fifth generation viruses, or ‘polymorphic’ viruses, integrate aspects of artificial life and are able to modify themselves while they replicate and propagate through networks. Such viruses contain a section of code - a ‘mutation engine’ - whose task is to modify continuously its signature code, thereby evading or at least confusing anti-virus software. They are, arguably, examples of artificial life.
—  Galloway, A. and Thacker, E. (2006) ‘On Misanthropy’

it’s unfortunate that we don’t have much insight into oliver’s background as a hacker because i feel like that aspect of his character could be a goldmine in understanding his motives for helping out first connor, then annalise, then end up working (more or less with connor) for annalise because hacking in itself is already very telling of someone’s personality, i think. 

so like there’s three types of hackers: black hats, white hats, and grey hats. 

black hat hackers are the bane of people’s lives affected by technology (i.e. everyone!). they steal identities, credit card information, undermine security systems for their own nefarious gain. 

white hat hackers are like your anti-virus protection programs. they build walls to make sure black hat hackers don’t get in. companies hire white hats to make sure their systems are protected against competition or malfunction. you call up white hats when you’re suddenly infected with malware.

and lastly, there’s the grey hat hackers. likely noble-hearted computer nerds who break apart the walls white hats build to: uncover secrets (like wikileaks and the panama papers) and expose corruption and the underhanded dealings of criminals (like finding buyers and sellers of child pornography). for example, the group anonymous. they hack for a “cause”.

now i’ve always felt what ollie is a bit of a grey hat and so with that in mind here’s some of my headcanon regarding hacker!ollie: 

  • we have oliver hampton thrust into the world of annalise keating: someone who fights for her clients and does whatever it takes in the name of ~justice~. someone who makes enemies out of the corrupt, the privileged, and the rich influential people at the top of the food chain. someone who breaks down walls in their pursuit of what is right and true… basically a grey hat hacker in real life. it was no wonder he so admired this woman even before having met her. 

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Attention MS Paint Adventures fans

Just a little public service announcement.

One of the links off the website in Problem Sleuth contains a virus that WILL infect your computer.  

This page right here.

It brings up one of those pop up websites that says there’s a virus on the computer and will not let you close out of the website until you agree to their terms.

The only way to deal with this is to immediately shut your computer down by holding the power button.

After this happened a virus WAS introduced onto my computer.  (I kept getting pop ups from Windows Defender)

However running a scan from Advanced System Care Ultimate 8 I was able to eliminate the problem.  I suppose running any thorough anti-virus program should work.

I’m assuming that whatever website that link was supposed to go to has since been hacked since this page is several years old.

Just warning.

PSA for all FR users!

Okay, so, remember that little hiccup where y'all were being directed away from FR and to a fake Java updater?

GET YOUR PC/LAPTOPS CHECKED

Those fake Microsoft tech support guys in India have upped their game.  They find popular sites, hack those sites, download and install viruses onto their victims’ computers.  And, once these viruses have given them all of your personal information and locked you out of your machine, they’ll call you.

And they’ll ransom your computer.

This is not a joke.  This is what’s been happening to me AND now my grandfather.  They’ll ransom the use of your computer back to you, they say, if you give them your money.

It’s a high-tech extortion racket, and they hit Flight Rising users in the last couple of days before the devs were called in to shut their access down.

If you don’t have anti-virus, anti-malware programs, fucking get them.  Scan the ever-loving fuck out of your computers.  Make sure you don’t have programs installed that you didn’t consent to installing.

Because otherwise you’ll get viruses that install other viruses that install more viruses that lock you out of your internet and start eating your other programs, not to mention the personal information that gets hacked.

And where I heard this from?  The computer repair business where my mother and I took my laptop so that we could pay upwards of $140 to get the viruses and malware removed.  But $140 and a sure bet for getting the viruses out was infinitely preferable to having to pay the cyber-hijackers so that they might remove their own viruses on the off chance they were feeling generous.

So if you got that redirect away from FR while that was going on, you likely have at least one virus.  Check and make sure.

quirkysubject  asked:

In HLV, when Magnusson comes to 221b, we see his analysis of Sherlock and the gazillion pressure points he has. Magnusson even huffs a laugh at this. Later, during the confrontation at Magnusson's house he says "Very hard to find a pressure point on you, Mr. Holmes". How does this fit together? I can't believe they would make such a crass continuity mistake within the very same episode...

Hello! Thank you so much for your question and my deepest apologies for taking ages to answer!

The way I see it is that when Magnussen visits Sherlock for the first time in 221b, and he “scans” him, Magnussen realized Sherlock has a list of things that COULD be pressure points- but Magnussen is looking for the one that actually is.

As we can see on the screencap above, John’s scan appears static on screen and only lists two files as his Pressure points.

In contrast, on Sherlock’s scan, the information in red is seen to scroll on the screen in a set list of six names which repeat as it scrolls, which are listed below in the order that they appear:

- Jim Moriarty (See File)

- Redbeard (See File)

- Hounds of the Baskerville

- Opium

- John Watson

- Irene Adler (See File)

It appears rather like someone going through a search index. This is reinforced by the small arrow (>) that appears after “Pressure Point:” which acts like a computer reader. For instance, if you had a virus in your computer, your anti-virus program would scan every single file inside to find the virus, that is, to find the single thing that is doing or will do the most damage. 

As we can see, all of the items listed above have served as shifting moments in Sherlock’s life for different reasons and therefore, they have the potential to become pressure points. The fact that it doesn’t stop scrolling suggests that there is no definite point reached in the scan by that specific moment. In other words, out of that list, he couldn’t find the definitive point that would cause Sherlock the most distress yet.

We know Magnussen witnessed a very worried Sherlock saving John during the bonfire night in The Empty Hearse so that might have given him an inkling but if he had been sure John was the pressure point by the time he scans Sherlock, we would have seen, I believe, a still image during the scan listing only John’s name.

I hope we helped!

Much love xx

Lu & Labelle