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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:35 am 
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About 3 or 4 pm eastern time a virus or worm on hundreds of chinese computers commenced an attack on a block of IP address's which took down the entire server farm this forum is located..

it took about 2 hours of constant requests before it all crashed about 6 pm (eastern time) and it required all night for the IP provider to block each attacking IP address..

the hope is we will be better prepared for this type of attack in the future..

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:10 am 
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Sorry to hear that Bill. We really appreciate all that you do for the thinkpad community.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:40 pm 
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thanks..

this npost was just as an explanation for the 12~ hours downtime..
not hardware, just a china sourced DoS attack on an entire IP range..

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Hi new to the forum dimray is my user name ,at the moment it seems like im under seige from worms trojans you name it they are trying to hit me with it i have the update virus info and the anti virus does remove the virus/worm as soon as it has gone it has replicated into another folder and infected another file these are some of the worst worms ive came across in a while im in the uk and it brung B.T British Telecom down Bt said it was a fault but im thinking they were caught with pants down the attacks are sever..after the anti virus has completed its scan im manually going into the c drive to remove the infected file this seems to be the only way of removing it properly ,the anti virus :scan complete threats detected remove or disinfect completed :5 mins later warning there are unwanted or dangerous files on your computer do you want to remove the files and this would go on all day if i had not gone in manually and deleted the files ,names of some of the worms trojans ect :vondu, win32flake plus,vbs ramnitb, i know a little about p\c,s some of the viruses got threw adobe so i had to get a patch i am doing security sweeps im using anti spy on the browser ,anyone with any advice would be greatfully appreciated thanks dimray


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:21 pm 
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The problems you are having are not related to this forum. You should check with a forum dedicated to virus removal to help solve your problems.

Here is one such forum:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:32 am 
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thank you like i said im new to these forums thanx


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hoho....bad luck!

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scary stufff

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