posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:42 PM
Originally posted by undo
earlier in the thread, someone named aquarianunicorn came in a dropped a link to a...i dunno if it was a facebook page or some other blog. anyway,
there were 2 links there. one was to another page on the blog that had a youtube video of two people discussing sopa and what not. the other link, i
don't recall now where it went. just to be sure my comp isn't running something without my knowledge, how would i know it's doing so? is it obvious
or what? do i need some type of program to search for trojans ?
I highly doubt anything was downloaded, but you can open Task Manager and check every running process & service against what you're knowingly running,
like your browser, and ones operating your OS. If something is suspect, double-check online if it should be there. If it shouldn't, write down the
name, kill it through the "end process" right-click option, and then find it & scrub it manually. Back up your system first
, just in case
you're wrong. You don't want to accidentally remove something crucial to the system. BTDT, a coronary ensued
Backing up your system is a must, I
can't stress it enough if you're going to seek out & remove things yourself.
EDIT: Of course, you could always just download something like SpyBot or AVG Anti Virus. If you do, Cnet's download section is handy for that. Forgot
to mention this first, when I should have. I've still had to go the DIY route several times over the past 15+ years because sometimes some things
simply slip through the cracks. I've had to chase down & remove trojans and worms that AV programs missed. It's always good to know you can still
remove them manually if need be it.
I don't think you have anything to worry about, I followed the FB link to group called Black March, which is just basically calling for making zero
media/entertainment purchases throughout the entire month of March to give the entertainment industry the proverbial finger. I "liked" the group, and
will do my part to tell the industry where to stick it
edit on 1/20/2012 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)