Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Debating Chamber > Security

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03. Sep 2010, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
deya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 674
Default Rogue:MSIL/Zeven - Fake browser warning pages

A new approach from the cyber criminals - fake browser warning pages.

You can read about it here MS Malware Protection Center

I've just finished cleaning out another badly infected machine, caused by clicking on a fake AV. These things are appearing more frequently of late and they're a pain to clean. As always it pays to be vigilant, and look very carefully at things before you click on them.
deya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,604
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deya View Post
A new approach from the cyber criminals - fake browser warning pages.

You can read about it here MS Malware Protection Center

I've just finished cleaning out another badly infected machine, caused by clicking on a fake AV. These things are appearing more frequently of late and they're a pain to clean. As always it pays to be vigilant, and look very carefully at things before you click on them.
Malware like this makes using Sandboxie a must. If the user gets hit
by one of this things, the problem will be taken care of when flushing the
toilet( deleting the content of the sandbox). If the user has a hardened
Sandboxie, the malware wont even start or run.
Thanks for the info, deya.

Bo

Last edited by Anupam; 04. Sep 2010 at 11:54 AM. Reason: Corrected quotes
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 12:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
deya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 674
Default

Sounds simple when you put it like that, bo, but you've got your work cut out just to get some people to use a safer browser, keep it updated and use some form of safe search. Start telling them about Sandboxing and you may as well just sit and chat to the dog. What's the phrase that MC uses? ... 'preaching to the unconvertable'
deya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 03:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,604
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deya View Post
Sounds simple when you put it like that, bo, but you've got your work cut out just to get some people to use a safer browser, keep it updated and use some form of safe search. Start telling them about Sandboxing and you may as well just sit and chat to the dog. What's the phrase that MC uses? ... 'preaching to the unconvertable'
You right, most people dont care listening about Sandboxie or things
like it. I myself, tell people I know about it but dont push it. The reality
is that it is as simple as I put it on my previous post and if I can get
someone once in a while to start using it, then I am happy. I got one
of my brothers and a few friends using it.
I have been doing sales for a long time and its great when you sell to
somebody that, at first, tells you: I need my wife , dont have the trade
in with me, when I sell my CD in 3 months I ll have the down payment
and I need to go see other options. When you are a REAL salesman you ll
sell to those people( 3 out 10) and you ll get high out of doing so.
I dont know if you ever heard of Og Mandino. If you have not, you have
been missing something and tomorrow go to the nearest bookstore
and buy "The greatest salesman in the world". I read that little book
30 years ago, and what I learned from it, I put to use every day of my life.
deya, I dont have a need to convert people to SBIE but turning NO into
yes, its the best feeling in the world and I experience it every day. Real
sales oriented people get high out of 'preaching to the unconvertable'.
Selling people that are easy YES, well anybody can do that, even a baby
will sell them but selling to those that MC described takes something else.
Read Mandino and you ll know how I feel about preaching to the unconvertable.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 13,234
Default

One of my other lives was also connected with sales. I used to say there are only three types of buyer, those who will, those who won't and those who might. Recognizing the middle group is vital so you can concentrate your time effectively with the last. Having a high conversion rate amongst this lot is what separates sales people from order takers Oh, and of course the ultimate requirement for all true sales people... the recognition that God gave us two ears but only one mouth!
__________________
In love with life and desktops
MidnightCowboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,604
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy View Post
Oh, and of course the ultimate requirement for all true sales people... the recognition that God gave us two ears but only one mouth!
I agree with that. Also, not pre-qualifying a potential buyer is
what differentiates real salesman from order takers. Today, I
own my retail store here in Nicaragua but in the early 80 s I
was living in Miami, where I started my sales career as a car
salesman, of all things. I still remember a guy that came into
the showroom with no shirt, barefooted, stunk because had
no shower for a few days and all the "veterans" salesman
all of the sudden disappeared and me( the rookie) found myself
talking with him. Well, in less than 15 minutes he pulled out
enough cash out of his old car to buy a new one, with no discount.
True story and a lesson that I will never forget.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04. Sep 2010, 08:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 13,234
Default

I realise we've already strayed off topic here and when Anupam wakes up no doubt we'll be redirected to the "right path" but just to finish this, I'm interested to know why you chose Nicaragua as opposed to staying in the USA?
__________________
In love with life and desktops
MidnightCowboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05. Sep 2010, 01:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,604
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy View Post
I realise we've already strayed off topic here and when Anupam wakes up no doubt we'll be redirected to the "right path" but just to finish this, I'm interested to know why you chose Nicaragua as opposed to staying in the USA?
Hi MC
I ll be sending you a e mail.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2