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Are some people that stupid?!!!

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Opus2000, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    So I get an email from someone with the title WinXP Patch..

    The message was Here's a WinXP patch I think you would enjoy.

    Of course the attachment is a virus...do people really think I'm going to be without an Anti-virus protection? Do they not realize I am a complete computer geek and that I don't think of these things? Do they not realize I can blacklist them from my email server?!

    I just think some people are stupid..and deserve to be shot for attempting to be that stupid!

    ok...enough venting..stupid people! lmao
    Opus :roll:
  2. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    :cough: I've got a virus. :/cough:

    :achoo: If you want it? :/achoo:

    :sniff: I'll e-mail it to you. :/sniff:

  3. themidiroom

    themidiroom Active Member

    Oh don't even get me started. I work in I.T. and I hate dealing with these stupid people.
    "I thought it might have been a virus, but I opened it anyway. What should I do?"
    Find the nearest window, open it, and jump out!
  4. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    Hey, this is a little bit off subject, but I have heard that Macs are immune to viruses. Of corse, I don't know much about viruses, or how they work(only that they are bad), but how can a Mac be immune to viruses?
  5. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Macs are not immune to viruses. Most of the hackers that write the viruses have PCs and write them for the PC. The main target of most viruses is Microsoft Outlook again due to its popularity and the really crappy programming that went into it.

    That being said It is a really good idea to do the following:
    1. screen all your mail for virruses.
    2. DO not use Outlook for your mail
    3. By a mac and never have to worry!

    I have 2 PC's and 7 macs. I catch PC virruses several times per day in my inbox. None of my macs has ever been infected since I started using them in 1984.
  6. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Yep me also, although I started on Mac's round about 1995-1996. In contrast, the office PC admin computers at my "day job" where I run a small Digital Audio and Video studio are constantly on virus alert. At one time because they didn't update their virus protection software, the computers crashed. The tech called into fix 'em found over 500 virus's on the system!!!!!

    Interestingly enough, on another Forum (shhh....) run by a guy called George M there is a recent topic re Apple buying Emagic. One postee has talked about Emagic loosing money because the PC platform based stuff has been impossible to protect from crackers. I have my own ideas why this is so prevelant on PC's, but I'll only cause controversy, and we wouldn't want any of that up here....would we?

    Kind regards :cool:
  7. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    I've had the Mac for 2 1/2 years and have only picked-up one virus ... it's called Netscape LOL.
    I don't open any emails except the ones that come from friends or companies that I'm currently doing business with. I'm also very careful about downloading anything. I exercise equal care on both Mac and PC. I guess the reason that almost all viruses are written for PC is because there is much more potential havoc to wreak. Last I heard, Apple only has a few percent of the market share.
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Depending on what mail server program you use on a PC is how quickly the virus will attack. As Sdevino says, outlook is very easily attacked..so if you use outlook it is HIGHLY reccomended you install Norton's to protect yourself...
    Yes, PC users have a lot of virus to deal with since there are more of them out there for the general office use or accounting stuff...
  9. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    or you can use linux for your internet pc and have your daw networked to it. i have to say that if cakewalk, or steinberg ever made an open-source version of their software that i would do a full switch to linux granted that hardware makers such as echo, m-audio, or motu would make a linux release with it.
  10. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    I got that same email and deleted it before opening it. I didn't know if it was a virus but I don't take chances with that kind of junk. I just don't understand the destructive vibe that these creeps push out to the world.
  11. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Cavepainter.....long time no see dude! How the hell are ya?
    Man....if you don't have a virus protection program and you got that email you need to get one man....it's one of those types of viri that automatically hit your address book!!!
  12. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Doin' great. I built a new box since the last time I was here with an Abit BD7R board, with the hipoint ata133 raid. I have 4 40gig ata133 maxtors striped for data. Nice! I'm using the same system disk that I was using before with a 20 gig backup disk. I really like having 8 IDE devices on board. I put it all in an Antec server case. I need to get one of those plextor CDRWs next to finish it off. It's a handsome ANUS-like unit. :D

    It's hooked up to a dsl line but I keep the DHCP service turned off except when I need to download upgrades and drivers.

    No problem with virus protection. The company has NAV corporate.
  13. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yup...NAV Corporate edition here too! My machine is the main server too! I control everyone...ah ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha..ha ha...
    ah ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha..ha ha...
    Mandark laugh for those Dexter lab fans! lol
  14. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    System admin as well as tech supp guru? Oh the power and glory!lol

    I know about the brain mush after 8 hours of tech support. I'm already into my 10th hour today. I hope I'm not too shot for practice tonight.
  15. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Oooh....10th hour here too!! Chris...we have WAY too much in common man! lmao!
    Yeah..tech support guru...right..sure! :p
    Only tech support...lol
    Friday night and I'm still at work! I was supposed to go to a concert tonight...some show my roomate got tickets for..all 80's band revival thang.....oh well...no big loss on that one!

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