Thursday, June 27, 2013

There's A FUNGUS Among Us

Trojans are for DICKS!

First let me apologize for yesterday but once I explain , you will completely understand. I spent the entire day, and I mean the entire day from 7:30 AM to 5:30 Pm working to fix a serious problem on my computer. The thing is, I was not only infected with about 30-40 different Trojan viruses, it somehow seeped into my personal banking and my business banking. That's some big sh*t.

Thank God I was still able to do business yesterday. But what started out as an item on my checking account, turned into an all day dealing with Tech support for my business. I do have to say that Yash (my Intuit Tech support guy in New Delhi) and I bonded, and he was extremely helpful, considering we were on the phone for the better part of 3.5 hours.

Long story short, this has been happening to me quite a bit recently. In Feb, I noticed fraud on my business merchant account which was promptly cleared up, then in late March, more fraud with my business American Express. I changed passwords, got new account numbers  and was issued new cards etc., this time it was personal.

So I gotta ask why? What am I doing here?

My computer guy, (not from New Delhi) who ended up spending 3 hours with me and my computer yesterday told me that these "Trojan viruses" lay in wait in all kinds of places like Facebook, email accounts like Gmail and AOL and wherever else you can think of. There are barely a click away. The work computer, which is our cash register, is used by the entire staff so it is hard to police. He said the only solution is to ask that they not use the computer for anything other than the business at hand.

So really?

Today I am so afraid to do anything on this computer...for fear that even Googling the word Trojan will bring up Lord knows what.

Trojans are truly best served doing what they do best and forgive me for being blunt here..Disposing of wasted sperm.


MarkD60 said...

On my computer at home, I run Avast anti virus, Malwarebytes anti spyware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Spybot lets you immunize your system to prevent infection. When I run any scan, it comes up clean, except for maybe one or two tracking cookies.
the rule is: only one anti virus, but one or more anti spyware programs.
Also CCleaner is an excellent program. Let it fix your registry.

All these are free.

Scope said...

Let's keep it clean.

I'm talking about your system.

the walking man said...

I'm like Mark D60 malware antibytes is not expensive, runs in the background and does a fine job. I also use windows defender, and ever few days sweep with Glary's utilities9 registry fixer). I use the free version of that but you should probably pony up for the pro version. And have a version of McCafee that comes with my U-verse but I have the virus check portion turned off because it's not compatible with MalwareB.

Make sure your firewalls are turned on too and when you close up for the night use one of your Malware programs (whichever you think is the best) and do a full scan overnight.

With all the shit out there you have to layer the security and do the damned updates. which is why Malwarebytes is cool it updates daily automatically in about 5 seconds.

Bill Stankus said...

Heres something I recently posted.

The news article has some good leads and check out the Ghostery numbers I included. Our computers are like fly paper.