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Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

I just found out about this, and figured I would let the fellow members of Dream in code know. This virus that is going around from what I understand is only spread through Skype, a popular VOIP program. I found out about this when a friend sent me an IM saying "lol is this your new profile pic?" curious to know what she was talking about I clicked a link which was shortened by Google URL shortener. When you click the link they send you, it will download an exe through your web browser. When this happened I was sorta confused as to why my profile pic would be an exe, so I virus scanned it. The results of the virus scan can be found Here I have not run the exe myself, but have been told by friends that if you do you get a virus, and it will also send the same message to all your friends. I have also been told that this virus sends all of your message logs, and contact list to the virus creator. This is about all I know, I just figured I would let all of you know.

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#2 lordofduct  Icon User is online

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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:22 PM

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so you clicked a tiny url?

this must be your first time on the internet... welcome, you now got the herpeaids.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Sure, I clicked a url from a friend. I didn't get the virus myself because I am smart enough to not run ridiculous exe's. I just figured I would tell dream in code about it :P
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

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When you Skype with someone, you Skype with anyone that person ever Skyped.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Hot!
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

View PostKYA, on 06 October 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

When you Skype with someone, you Skype with anyone that person ever Skyped.

God I wanna Skype you so bad right now.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

Heh, I never click tinyurls...ever... not even if my own mother sent me one.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:51 AM

So glad that M$ bought Skype.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

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If you're unsure about the legitimacy of a shortened url from TinyURL, you can preview it by prepending "preview" to the url.

Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/1c2

But of course, if your friend suddenly sounds like an arabian prince who needs to launder a million zimbabwe dollars, it's safe to assume that tinyurl has nothing of interest.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

That's strange. I clicked it and it downloaded a zip file instead of an exe. Pasted the goo.gle link into Google preview: http://goo.gl/#analy.../UPhHf/all_time
This is only one. This thing spreads fast.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 07 October 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

If you're unsure about the legitimacy of a shortened url from TinyURL, you can preview it by prepending "preview" to the url.

Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/1c2

But of course, if your friend suddenly sounds like an arabian prince who needs to launder a million zimbabwe dollars, it's safe to assume that tinyurl has nothing of interest.


I did not know this. Useful.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

My friend told me the other day that he is receiving friend requests quite often. Do you think that this is some virus ?
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

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i sure hope so.
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Re: Skype virus that is going around.

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

then that's something to watch out for :(
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