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Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Hi.

I guess most of you will remember what happened Thursday April 26th 1986. Hint; Tsjernobyl.

Naturally, some guy(s) decided they'd mark this special day, by putting a virus all over the web. I haven't seen it because I decided not to surf on that date.

So a few questions:
1. What exactly is this virus, and what does it do?
2. Is it risky to connect to the internet on that day?
3. Would you risk it?

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

If you use common sense and don't open suspicious emails, you'll be fine. No need to be paranoid.

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I just set my computer clock ahead a day so it's the 27th and when it really gets to the 27th I just keep it there.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

There's numerous viruses for every single day - Friday the 13th viruses, Christmas viruses, Easter viruses... I don't think this one is any more dangerous.... so yes! I will be surfing on every single day of the year, as always!

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

I WONT!

NOT after what happenned last year!!!!

Bloody hell!
Destroyed my whole C Drive!

Had to pay $70 to some guy to fix it!
Bloddy Chernwhatshisface!



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Huh??? I don't even remember any problems last year. Were a lot of people affected?

User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Last year i and a bunch of my friends experienced probelsm relating to the chernobyl virus. We will be more cautious this year and set the date to April 27 (to skip the day) I was never paranoid about viruses until last year. April 26 marks a lot of bad things that have happened in the past, not just the chernobyl incident, my friends house burned down last year on that day.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Huh, So it aint that dangerous as I allways thought? Good.

However, the "I Love You" Virus was some serious trouble. Fortunatly, we didn't get it.

On the other hand, I did get a mail from someone with an adress starting with Jennifer something. The topic was; "I didn't know webpages like this was legal.Have a look." First of all I don't know anyone called Jennifer, secondly I had to enter my e-mail adress to this page to enter. Just to be safe, I deleted the entire mail.
Did anyone else get it?

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

That sounds like a porn site dude!

User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

umm....the "I love you" virus corrupts certain files. While CIH on the otherhand erases your whole hard drive and renders your BIOS useless, i think CIH would prove to be much more dangerous in comparison

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