Virus warning.

Discussion in 'PC and I.T support/Advice posts' started by oldcro, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. oldcro

    oldcro Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The other forum mention a new virus called R66V. I'm surprised our IT experts have not mentioned anything about this, unless it is another hoax.
     
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    There's only less than a page an a half in Google about this, dating back from mid-May.

    So it's probably genuine, but considering the scarceness of information almost two weeks after the initial reports, I suspect it is just yet another virus rather than a major outbreak.

    (Not much help if you got it though.... obviously :D)
     
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    Had a quick look and it's not even listed as a threat by Symantec (Norton) or McAfee.
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    I've got an old, decrepit, out-of-date, out-of-touch iMac G5.

    :D
     
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    THIS MIGHT BE OF HELP I'm infected - What do I do now? - Malwarebytes Forum

    Computer viruses are a bit like Ecoli---- they come in many forms and like bacteria can mutate if some "script kiddie " gets a hold of it and adds a bit of extra oomph to its nasty behaviour. So today's R66V may be a different =more lethal variant of the original.
     
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    No hoax - genuine.

    Sadly :mad:

    Kaspersky too knows nothing about it. It saw it running but only when it started trying to nobble the Kaspersky files did it think to do anything.

    It wrote a report.

    The words chcolate and teapot come to mind.

    I should have the thing rebuilt by tomorrow
     
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