• $100M Scamware: Creators of popular antivirus software, arrested.
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[QUOTE=Ishmael12;22228156][Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=OS+X&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1008026531584229476&ei=AaMATKW8DaT2MfSa0Ds&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CC8Q8wIwAg#]OS X[/Url] [Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=windows+7&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4979755892271826252&ei=JaMATJX-Moq6Nsb0nTs&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ8wIwAg#]Windows 7[/Url] *cough*[/QUOTE] Surely the ability to run Windows 7 out of the box on any hardware you want so long as it meets technical requirements is a plus, over the fact that buying OS X requires that you own a Mac, at least out of the box it does, and it also requires that you own a Mac computer powerful enough to run OS X, which is a catch 22 because if the computer can run OS X, it likely came with OS X. tl;dr So what, OS X is cheaper, but it's marketed differently.
[QUOTE=hypno-toad;22223434]Maybe some day the developers of Norton Antivirus will be taken down. What a garbage program. A man can dream.[/QUOTE] :bandwagon: You obviously know nothing about the latest versions of Norton, or antiviruses in general. [editline]04:48PM[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z7GSXNXmLk[/media] [editline]04:49PM[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MUuUT6OPIg[/media]
I got this scareware from a facepunch ad. The day I got it I cursed the creators hoping they they would one day be caught or killed.
oh shit i must of been scammed aswell i had virus remover :/ its no wonder why i lost my wow account well good job to whoever caught the tossers
[QUOTE=radioactive;22222845]No, you're obviously thinking of OS X. They over charge you for something that is worth half the value that you could make yourself.[/QUOTE] Ok, both of them. They are somewhat on par.
[QUOTE=Ishmael12;22228156][Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=OS+X&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1008026531584229476&ei=AaMATKW8DaT2MfSa0Ds&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CC8Q8wIwAg#]OS X[/Url] [Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=windows+7&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4979755892271826252&ei=JaMATJX-Moq6Nsb0nTs&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ8wIwAg#]Windows 7[/Url] *cough*[/QUOTE] You do realise you need to buy Leopard first to upgrade to Snow Leopard, which is alot more then Windows 7. Edit: Actually, I'm wrong. But Windows still kicks ass.
Some people really know how to scam.
THANK YOU These guys pissed all over my first laptop.
Haha unlucky fuckers.
[QUOTE=Zachary1392;22229312]:bandwagon: You obviously know nothing about the latest versions of Norton, or antiviruses in general. [editline]04:48PM[/editline] [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/#"]View YouTUBE video[/URL] [URL]http://youtube.com/watch?v=5Z7GSXNXmLk[/URL] [editline]04:49PM[/editline] [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/#"]View YouTUBE video[/URL] [URL]http://youtube.com/watch?v=6MUuUT6OPIg[/URL] [/QUOTE] What fucking bandwagon? I used to use Norton for two years, it was a huge piece of crap. It demanded permission for everything, it would constantly minimize my games, and then when I finally had a serious threat to my PC, it didn't do [I][B]shit all[/B][/I] about it. I spent a huge amount of time uninstalling it, and then I had to wind up reformatting my PC anyways. They screwed up once, I don't give a flying fuck about the new bells and whistles they put into the new programs. If they made such a huge piece of shit back then, why should I buy it now? every computer-savvy individual I've ever talked to agrees that Norton is a huge joke. I don't know where you come from, but when a company makes a really bad product, they are generally supported to tank because of it, and the good programs take over. That's not the case with Norton.
[QUOTE=hypno-toad;22231395]What fucking bandwagon? I used to use Norton for two years, it was a huge piece of crap. It demanded permission for everything, it would constantly minimize my games, and then when I finally had a serious threat to my PC, it didn't do [I][B]shit all[/B][/I] about it. I spent a huge amount of time uninstalling it, and then I had to wind up reformatting my PC anyways. They screwed up once, I don't give a flying fuck about the new bells and whistles they put into the new programs. If they made such a huge piece of shit back then, why should I buy it now? every computer-savvy individual I've ever talked to agrees that Norton is a huge joke.[/QUOTE] Because shit can change and improve? [editline]08:58PM[/editline] I've been doing my own antivirus testing for years. The ONLY antivirus suites that have performed perfectly in my testing have been Comodo IS, Kaspersky IS and the latest Norton versions. Norton used to be terrible, but now it's a completely different product.
Norton is like the drug addict friend or deadbeat family member that fucks you over time and time again. Just because they've changed doesn't mean they deserve my money for all the times they were content simply screwing me over. Besides, I'm doing just fine now with [I]no[/I] antivirus programs currently.
[QUOTE=hypno-toad;22231568]Norton is like the drug addict friend or deadbeat family member that fucks you over time and time again. Just because they've changed doesn't mean they deserve my money for all the times they were content simply screwing me over. Besides, I'm doing just fine now with [I]no[/I] antivirus programs currently.[/QUOTE] Well, sure, I wouldn't pay for Norton since Comodo is free and does an even better job. Running no AV isn't very smart though. Exploits are very common these days.
Damn, this was natural selection for the internet - now we'll be overrun by fools.
Oh I hate these. I haven't fallen for any since the first one, but the first one got me really bad. I was like 10 and an alert box popped up saying run a virus scan so I clicked ok, next thing I know it's installed a bunch of bullshit on the computer.
I'd never even heard of this before this thread. My rule of thumb always was never click on anything that pops up on the screen, ever.
Computer virus are actually made by smart people with good mathematical qualities and good programming background. So technically, the morons are fighting against the intelligent. Hackers are very skilled people. They are not your typical criminals who rob you at gun point. Hackers and phishers are just con-men who want to earn quick bucks from computer illiterate people
[QUOTE=GamerKiwi;22223156]I hope they're hit with bricks and pickaxes for the rest of their lives.[/QUOTE] I hope that they drop the soap. They'll think twice before making a virus.
[QUOTE=BCell;22231949]Computer virus are actually made by smart people with good mathematical qualities and good programming background.[/QUOTE] They're still cunts. [editline]02:20PM[/editline] In fact, they're much more cunts than regular criminals in my books, since they could easily do something good with their skills if they chose to.
[QUOTE=BCell;22231949]Computer virus are actually made by smart people with good mathematical qualities and good programming background. So technically, the morons are fighting against the intelligent. Hackers are very skilled people. They are not your typical criminals who rob you at gun point. Hackers and phishers are just con-men who want to earn quick bucks from computer illiterate people[/QUOTE] No no no just no. This isn't some bunch of basement dwellers typin up code and laughing as they scam people, they're not some idealized rogue. They're not "smart" or "intelligent" for doing this, they're fucking criminals. This is one of the major faces of modern cybercrime: [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Business_Network"]The Russian Business Network[/URL] It's a multi-billion dollar "industry" and it's built around scamming and stealing from people. Just because you think "oh lol stupid people fall for this" doesn't mean it's some form of internet natural selection and it doesn't make it in any way justifiable. Would you say the same of someone who robs a bank and eludes their security measures? "Oh they're smart people just making a quick buck off the stupid people that run the bank" EDIT: And learn a single damn bit about computer security before you say that people just willingly downloaded this because they thought it was a legit program. There's a thing called drive-by downloads. It's pretty hard to avoid it when it's a malicious i-frame hacked into the site's source code that automatically infects your system.
[QUOTE=Acesarge;22224156]If you are stupid enough to download a program called antivirus 2008 you deserve to be scammed.[/QUOTE] It's a [i]virus[/i]. You don't need to download anything to get it; I've gotten Antivirus2008 from ads. Good thing Bitdefender can find and remove it within a couple minutes. :buddy:
[QUOTE=Xen Tricks;22232785]EDIT: And learn a single damn bit about computer security before you say that people just willingly downloaded this because they thought it was a legit program. There's a thing called drive-by downloads. It's pretty hard to avoid it when it's a malicious i-frame hacked into the site's source code that automatically infects your system.[/QUOTE] True that. I can't believe how many attacks avast! has blocked since I got it, shitty McAfee never saw any of those. I get them mostly on wikia pages for some reason.
[QUOTE=Mr_Razzums;22229605]I got this scareware from a facepunch ad. The day I got it I cursed the creators hoping they they would one day be caught or killed.[/QUOTE] blocking google ads so i dont get a virus
[QUOTE=Me (in case nobody saw rather than nobody cared)]meh, a lot of the people who fall for this have it coming to them. They should learn a thing or two about "that machine they put their personal and bank details into"[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Ishmael12;22228156][Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=OS+X&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1008026531584229476&ei=AaMATKW8DaT2MfSa0Ds&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CC8Q8wIwAg#]OS X[/Url] [Url=http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=windows+7&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS309US309&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4979755892271826252&ei=JaMATJX-Moq6Nsb0nTs&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ8wIwAg#]Windows 7[/Url] *cough*[/QUOTE] It's not the software that costs a lot, its the hardware. Also, I'm pretty sure for OSX to work properly you need a mac.
[QUOTE=Wayword;22236137]It's not the software that costs a lot, its the hardware. Also, I'm pretty sure for OSX to work properly you need a mac.[/QUOTE] You can use Hackintosh which is OSX on non-mac hardware, but practically everyone who does that just torrents it.
[QUOTE=hypno-toad;22223434]Maybe some day the developers of Norton Antivirus will be taken down. What a garbage program. A man can dream.[/QUOTE] That's why they are one of the best anti virus software out there. Never got a single virus after I installed it; Norton would get rid of everything. Plus, Norton never minimizes anymore when a game is up. It's that new Silent mode or whatever it is called. It detects when a game is running and it automatically turns on Silent mode. Anyone who says Norton is shit is on the bandwagon. It is one of the best.
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[QUOTE=Steak;22236707]That's why they are one of the best anti virus software out there. Never got a single virus after I installed it; Norton would get rid of everything. Plus, Norton never minimizes anymore when a game is up. It's that new Silent mode or whatever it is called. It detects when a game is running and it automatically turns on Silent mode. Anyone who says Norton is shit is on the bandwagon. It is one of the best.[/QUOTE] I agree partially, the versions from a few years ago were horrible but they have fixed their product up quite a bit with the latest versions and seems very well optimized from what I've seen of it working in a tech support role where I have to fix/speed up the computers of clients.
I've had to fix to many computers with these programs installed. Good riddance.
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