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Originally posted by BIHOTZ
I think there is a massive sleeper virus that no one has detected. I will for good measure reformat and throw in a hard drive that has never seen the internet. I will keep that PC at home unconnected. MY work PC I will reformat, write zeros to the drive and try again.
Originally posted by scorpiosin
For you guys talking about programs and desktop icons disappearing, there was malware going around that actually set all of your files to a 'hidden' state. I usually have my computer 'show hidden files' but it changed that setting to not show them as well. Once I removed the actual malware, I had to find another program to actually unhide the files and folders. I saw this on one of my personal computers and on a couple of friend's.
Originally posted by benrl
Ive been watching the Auction house thing, people are even complaining to the FBI about loss funds from auctions...
As for the rest, TRUST me, blizzard does not have the employees to even begin doing what you suggest.
I had a friend who worked there in Irvine, those people or overworked and stretched thin, no time to rage hack one dude on a blizz forum.
on a side note, god damn those blizz people know how to make a time sink, how bout that for a conspiracy, they have triggered my OCD just right with this game I CANT STOP PLAYING HELP!!! loledit on 3-7-2012 by benrl because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BIHOTZ
reply to post by yizzel
Nah I don't have any problems.
I run anti root kits and a plethora of antivirus software at least once a month. I clean my system weekly and with a plethora of programs as well. I am covered.
I just get paranoid about my work computer since I am not the only one that uses it. My home computer I have disconnected from the internet and only connect when absolutely necessary. I do all my online activity at work.
I am convinced though that the government needs a kill switch for the internet. They have been really anal with the internet and really fear it.
If I was in charge of internet censorship for a government as powerful as the USA, I would implement a benign virus that could be used to kill internet activity for a brief time if necessary.
You could only use it once, but it could save you if somehow an integral part of your intelligence was compromised and in the process of being disseminated.
You could not contact the many service providers and websites worldwide and ask them to shut down their servers in time. You could make people install a virus by anything from social media to OS updates. Then if need be you execute the command and make everybody go dark for at least a few hours.
That is enough time to prepare a response.
maybe I am paranoid. I guess I am. I will be forever.
edit on 3-7-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)