dihaig
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March 9th, 2013 at 7:24:11 AM permalink
On this site and several others, I have to wait sometimes up to 30 seconds for something called i.simpli.fi to load. I have gone into control panel and looked at all the programs on my computer and this does not show up. I have have tried to google this with no luck. It asks me if I mean simpli.fi. I know this is a gambling forum, but I thought someone might have encountered the same problem. Gamblers are supposed to have some of the highest I Q's. Thanks for any help.
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March 9th, 2013 at 7:49:55 AM permalink
" Gamblers are supposed to have some of the highest I Q's. " key word is supposed.
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March 9th, 2013 at 7:53:14 AM permalink
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March 9th, 2013 at 8:11:27 AM permalink
Facebook --

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March 9th, 2013 at 8:15:03 AM permalink
Facebook is evil?
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March 9th, 2013 at 8:23:49 AM permalink
It says that on the s.fi site - not on facebook site. If a phishing site said it's sponsored and sanctioned by US government, would you trust it any more for it?

You have an adware trojan. These trojans aren't exactly viruses: they don't self-replicate. It's possible you have even given "consent" to it by agreeing with a 200-kb page of terms&conditions somewhere.
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March 9th, 2013 at 8:46:52 AM permalink
Quote: P90

You have an adware trojan. These trojans aren't exactly viruses: they don't self-replicate.



But they may be hard to remove. I hear burning the computer sometimes works. I know a hollow wooden horse does not...
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P90
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March 9th, 2013 at 9:26:27 AM permalink
It's important however to understand the distinction.

Viruses are defined by their self-replication code. They are infectious and simply inserting a USB stick can in rare cases infect it. On the other hand, even free software now has better than 95% detection rate for unknown viruses and better than 99% overall. Viruses can be easy or difficult to remove, but their removal, if successful, is easily confirmed.

Trojans aren't infectious. There is no need for special precautions with an affected PC, even using separate boot media and such, and files can be freely transferred from the affected machine. A trojan can only be acquired from a dedicated source, not from an infected PC.
Since trojans have no giveaway code, their detection a toss, as is removal. It is often a question whether a particular program even is a trojan or not, and it can hinge solely on how reputable an entity operates it.

Most viruses have been written as personal exercises, to do damage, let off steam, spread infamy. They are a dying breed due to high detection rate, though. Trojans today are almost always written by hired guns and run for profit. Milder ones just want to show you ads, hardcore rootkits can log your banking details or hijack your PC to use it as part of Botnet.
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dihaig
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March 9th, 2013 at 9:51:23 AM permalink
Is there any way to get this adware,trojan,thing off my computer?
Nareed
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March 9th, 2013 at 10:04:50 AM permalink
Quote: dihaig

Is there any way to get this adware,trojan,thing off my computer?



Yes, but it may take some time and a great deal of effort.

Simply put, google the name of the trojan and look for isntructions on how to remove it, and print them. The last time I dealt with one, I had to re-start the PC in safe mode in order to remove the re-spawning tool used by the invader.

Also, practice safe web usage. Don't open attachments sent through email, unless absolutely necessary. For frivolous videos and applets, we ahve Facebook now :) Also don't follow links emailed through spam, even if it's allegedly to remove your address from a mailing list. Last, get a good anti-virus program isntalled, prefferably one that warns of insidious websites. Many of those warnings are paranoid, but some are very real.
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