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    Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

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    papa_umau
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    Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 11:10 am

    A warning has been issued by American anti-virus experts that we have two weeks to update our anti-malware and anti-virus programmes before this pair of nasty bits of malware hits us in large numbers.

    The Independent newspaper has carried an article on this serious threat and HERE is the gen' first hand.

    It has been reported that this is the worst pair of viruses that have ever been put out to the public domain and as they come from super-hackers in Russia and Ukraine they cannot be easily caught and locked up by the security services in the West.




    My advice to anyone who is reading this is to get a good anti-virus package, ( if you don't already have one ), and make sure that you keep the virus definitions database in that programme right up to date.

    Game Over Zeus: is a virus that searches your computer for passwords and bank accounts and then allows the senders to raid your banks.

    Cryptolocker: is able to encrypt all of your computer files and freeze access to your machine, after which you will get an offer to PAY to get these files released and your computer unlocked.


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    Re: Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 10:19 am

    That's certainly the most scary of the viruses that are going about just now.

    I have already ensured that my anti-virus programmes have been updated.

    I hope that that is enough to protect us.  Evil or Very Mad 
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    Re: Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 11:56 am

    Further information that I have just learned:

    It appears that this set of viruses are already installed on thousands of British computers and they will only show up over time.

    I will keep an eye on this one.


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    Re: Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Jun 2014, 12:44 pm

    That's even more scary Papa.

    I have had two very good anti-virus programmes protecting my computer for a long time and yet you are saying that "thousands" of computers are already infected.

    I notice that there are a few sites where these viruses in particular can be found and eliminated, but they are all wanting money to do it.

    There is no way that we can guarantee that after paying to get these things removed they will actually be gone afterwards.

    To a person like me who is a computer virgin we have to just trust that these "experts" do what they say they are going to do.

    I do not like being in that situation.
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    Re: Viruses: Game Over Zeus and Cryptolocker.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 11:26 am

    Sadly, we almost always have to trust in the "experts", as we cannot be expert in everything.  Suspect 


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