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Thread: Virii Hoaxes

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    Post Virii Hoaxes

    ok, just browsing the "Information Super Highway" (yeah right) and i came across this interesting website.

    Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you believe in them. You can also search a list of computer virus hoaxes & virus hysteria from A to Z.
    This site is NOT sponsored
    by antivirus companies
    hmm, looks interesting and definately worth the look see. includes how to spot a hoax virus and how to reduce them.

    found here


    [edit] i wasnt sure if this was the best forum, so if it isnt... but i couldnt find a better one [/edit]
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    A little while ago, I also found a site that's good for looking up trojan/virii in a thread here .

    Thanks for the post!

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    Yep, there are many places to check hoax info. Like t2k2 has posted, SOPHOS is a good place. www.f-secure.com is another good one. Also, TrendMicro has a good hoax database. www.trendmicro.com

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    Hate to keep on about it.

    I have my own hoax and chainletter site going at the moment.


    Check it out.

    P.S this is on a free host so simply minimise or ignore the first popum and hopefully you shouldn't be plagued by to many more.

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    Nice site, many details.

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    Re: Hate to keep on about it.

    Originally posted here by mark_boyle2002

    P.S this is on a free host so simply minimise or ignore the first popum and hopefully you shouldn't be plagued by to many more.

    hehe, or get a real browser like Opera or Mozilla and simply disable pop-ups in the first place

    cool site, I'll peruse it a bit. Thanks.

    Oh and thanks for the other links too. I usually just try to find information out from one of the big 3 AV companies... but it's always good to find new sources of information.

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