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July 19, 2011, 02:15:50 PM
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See what the hell this is? Do you? Some idiotic fucker has developed a virus which does nothing but run copies of the bitcoin mining client to generate coins for the viruses creator. This kind of moronic shit is going to get bitcoin a really fucking bad reputation exceedingly quickly, especially with security companies (who would then be liable to automatically block any bitcoin client from running on the machine since it's suspect malicious software). Especially if it gets bitcoin classed as a botnet operation because then you get a whole load of countries cyber-defence agencies involved, which is going to kill the project dead.

I don't expect it's anyone here but if it is cut that shit out now, before you ruin this for fucking everyone.
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July 19, 2011, 02:18:28 PM
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I am shocked and appalled

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July 19, 2011, 02:23:17 PM
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You mean like how credit cards are gone now since some viruses and botnets stole credit card numbers?

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July 19, 2011, 02:24:51 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.
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July 19, 2011, 02:26:32 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.

You gonna substantiate that or is this forum literally going to be a witchhunt of "WELL THIS GUY DOESN'T AGREE WITH ME I GUESS HE MUST BE A TROLL" while everyone else stands around the pyre with pitchforks and torches screaming "TROLL TROLL TROLL".

Becuase its this kinda shit that got these very forums taken off the bitcoin website, but whatever.
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July 19, 2011, 02:28:39 PM
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Incidently:
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?action=printpage;topic=21524.0
So it's not like someone hasn't been deliberating working towards this shit.
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July 19, 2011, 02:30:43 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.

You gonna substantiate that or is this forum literally going to be a witchhunt of "WELL THIS GUY DOESN'T AGREE WITH ME I GUESS HE MUST BE A TROLL" while everyone else stands around the pyre with pitchforks and torches screaming "TROLL TROLL TROLL".

Becuase its this kinda shit that got these very forums taken off the bitcoin website, but whatever.

you know the BTC is starting to go back up?  you might get fired.
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July 19, 2011, 02:40:08 PM
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you can guarantee everyone are here.
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July 19, 2011, 02:44:33 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.

You gonna substantiate that or is this forum literally going to be a witchhunt of "WELL THIS GUY DOESN'T AGREE WITH ME I GUESS HE MUST BE A TROLL" while everyone else stands around the pyre with pitchforks and torches screaming "TROLL TROLL TROLL".

Becuase its this kinda shit that got these very forums taken off the bitcoin website, but whatever.

you know the BTC is starting to go back up?  you might get fired.

it would be cheaper to just buy all the coins. xD
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July 19, 2011, 02:46:49 PM
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Hope one day this community have a "police station"...
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July 19, 2011, 02:58:14 PM
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Pretty lame mining virus... using 0% CPU.  Not a whole lotta hashing going on.


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July 19, 2011, 03:03:46 PM
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Hope one day this community have a "police station"...
I said that a long time ago and got yelled at  Embarrassed
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July 19, 2011, 03:05:29 PM
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Pretty lame mining virus... using 0% CPU.  Not a whole lotta hashing going on.
GPU?

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July 19, 2011, 03:12:09 PM
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Welcome to two weeks ago.  Banning the CPU botnet miners is what kicked off the bitcoin wide DDOS.

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July 19, 2011, 03:36:21 PM
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What I wanna know is how you dead shits manage to get these viruses in the first place...I mean it totally amazes me. Do you guys just download warez all day long or something?

It is no surprise what so ever that mining trojans are now in the wild. A decent botnet could generate some massive profit via bitcoin mining. Now they don't need to lend out their botnets to anyone or deal with stupid spam.

All they need to do is make the victims PC run some mining app in the background and they have a constant money inflow. This will only continue to gain popularity amongst botnet owners.

In order to avoid becoming a part of such a botnet one must take the proper precautions when browsing and downloading from the internet. 95% of the time these precautions will keep you clean.

What are these precautions you may ask? Well there are a few simple things you can do to immediately increase your defenses exponentially. These instructions are aimed at users of Windows machines.

1) Have a good virus and malware scanner (eg Avira AntiVir and MalwareBytes)
2) Have a good firewall(s) and system monitor (eg COMODO and WinPatrol)
3) Have some sort of spam-filter for your emails and don't open anything suspicious.
4) Use the NoScript and AdBlock Plus browser add-ons or similar. This is important,
    you are much safer to disable scripting on all websites and white-list those
    that you trust. NoScript for Firefox is very good.
5) Don't run suspicious files and always scan files before you run them unless you
    trust the file is 100% safe. Keep an eye on your Firewall and system monitor to
    see if the file tries to do anything suspicious.

There are many other things you can do, and although some of those things may appear to be quite complex or tedious at first it really is worth the extra effort to do these things.

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July 19, 2011, 04:35:16 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.
Because you don't agree with him?
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July 19, 2011, 04:39:54 PM
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go and look at all of the OP's personal posts.  he's a troll.
Because you don't agree with him?

Because he has green skin, warts, a massive body size, he holds a club, and sunlight turns him to stone.

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July 19, 2011, 04:41:22 PM
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What I wanna know is how you dead shits manage to get these viruses in the first place...I mean it totally amazes me. Do you guys just download warez all day long or something?

It is no surprise what so ever that mining trojans are now in the wild. A decent botnet could generate some massive profit via bitcoin mining. Now they don't need to lend out their botnets to anyone or deal with stupid spam.

All they need to do is make the victims PC run some mining app in the background and they have a constant money inflow. This will only continue to gain popularity amongst botnet owners.

In order to avoid becoming a part of such a botnet one must take the proper precautions when browsing and downloading from the internet. 95% of the time these precautions will keep you clean.

What are these precautions you may ask? Well there are a few simple things you can do to immediately increase your defenses exponentially. These instructions are aimed at users of Windows machines.

1) Have a good virus and malware scanner (eg Avira AntiVir and MalwareBytes)
2) Have a good firewall(s) and system monitor (eg COMODO and WinPatrol)
3) Have some sort of spam-filter for your emails and don't open anything suspicious.
4) Use the NoScript and AdBlock Plus browser add-ons or similar. This is important,
    you are much safer to disable scripting on all websites and white-list those
    that you trust. NoScript for Firefox is very good.
5) Don't run suspicious files and always scan files before you run them unless you
    trust the file is 100% safe. Keep an eye on your Firewall and system monitor to
    see if the file tries to do anything suspicious.

There are many other things you can do, and although some of those things may appear to be quite complex or tedious at first it really is worth the extra effort to do these things.

I was wondering the same. How'd he get it in the first place, not stating he is a morn either.

Those are very good suggestions, I've been using these utility's and + more for a long time.

I could add to the suggestions as well.

With the above +
Superantispyware, Microsoft Security Essentials[In which runs in the back ground, monitoring etc.]
CCleaner which everybody should know of.
I recommend as said above Comodo x64, specially if you are on a Win7 64bit OS. Set you Comodo firewall to CUSTOM and not SAFE MODE.
HiJackthis + a recommended security forums.

I probably missed a few but with this above quote & what I post is pretty much damn tight security.
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July 19, 2011, 04:41:44 PM
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It's me. If you want to just send me the coins now then I will whitelist your computer from the virus.

Don't go taking credit for my work.  Send me the coins, and I will actually whitelist your computer from the virus.
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