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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Virus Transmission Via Blogger?

A reader reports losing two laptops to viruses within a week after viewing WRSA and its links.

Anyone else having problems?


Blogger dakotas5 said...

My computer dropped IE8 and windows live messenger using mcafee and wouldnt reload. Tech said it was a virus from blogger

August 4, 2010 at 3:39 AM  
Anonymous Rollory said...

No, but I browse with Opera without Flash installed, that cuts out 90% of the currently prevalent hostile stuff.

August 4, 2010 at 3:52 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

Not a bit of problem here - and I visit your site several times a day as well as every link you post.

Not only is my (VERY well-protected) system clean, but my SW hasn't complained one bit.

He either has a virus in his system or network or he's picking them up at some other site he visits.


August 4, 2010 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Brock Townsend said...


August 4, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problems. Been here since you started it.

August 4, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no probs, get off ie, check you isp.
they are starting to filter now and give diminishing priority to sites. try different isp's or wifi spots and check speeds with something like brodbandreports....

August 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger parabarbarian said...

I use Firefox running on Linux. No problems here.

Most -- if not all -- of the "blogger viruses" are links in comments leading to booby-trapped downloads that try to infect a Windows PC. If it succeeds your PC becomes a Storm Worm bot spreading Spam and Nigerian Scam joy to everyone.

August 4, 2010 at 5:40 AM  
Anonymous Dennis308 said...

I haven´t had any problems, not that I would know unless My Computer Die on me.Haven´t been using these things that long.


PS did u get my e-mail

August 4, 2010 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Another Zebra said...

No problems. I use Firefox with NoScript enabled.

August 4, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger ranamacar said...

I run Linux, so a virus has to work damn hard to get into my system. No problems with this or any other blog I read.
You M$ addicts really should try Linux. It works about the same for everyday use, it's free, and you can try Ubuntu without installing it- it'll run off of a CD.


August 4, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous GardenSERF said...

Unable to post comments via OpenID and now use Name/URL or Anon instead. Maybe I'll be blocked completely at some point and WRSA just won't hear from me anymore.

August 4, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

I think that particular virus only attacks computers in DOJ offices, Pelosiville, or other such networks.

Out here in Mayberry everything is peachy (just ignore the senile rantings of the once respectable Sheriff Taylor....Andy Taylor RIP).

Just one more cup of coffee....


August 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've accessed from different computers using different Windows operating systems and different connection points and I haven't had any problems. I use Firefox and NoScript, and recently added ReqestPolicy to one of my computers. I've tried several of the WRSA links and I run an antispyware scan everyday and make frequent checks with HijackThis and have seen nothing related to WRSA.

August 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if he'd stay off all those porno sites, he wouldn't have this problem.

August 4, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger triptyx said...

No problems here, Firefox on WinXP.

August 4, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem.

Due to security concerns, I switched over to using Linux Mint 9 as my main Operating System. No bugs compared to Windows - no anti virus needed, etc.

I use Opera or Konqueror or Firefox browsers - now I'm using Opera. I recommend you all to consider the advatages of a Linux OS - you don't have to 'Dump' Windows altogether, you can install alongside, chosing at startup whether to boot Linux or Windows.

Even simpler is to install Linux with a Windows installer - it can be installed painlessly & un-installed if you don't like it.

Anyhow, more details are here: www.linuxmint.com or www.Ubuntu.com

Online security & freedom from Hackers are easier with Linux because it's 'open source' software - unlike Windows which is 'closed source' - like a building complex that is used by the public, but access is not allowed to all areas - so it is possible for survellance bugs, etc to have a host within Windows.

Virtually impossible within Linux.

That Linux is more secure from snooping theives both in & out of government, proves its' worth.

Also, it's cost free - developed by Software enthusiasts for the benefit of all.

I'm thrilled at the freedom & peace of mind it's given our family.

There are various custom types of Linux, like for netbooks with their smaller screens: www.easypeasy.com

Hope this helps address our common concerns.

Samuel Adams, Jr.
Republic of Texas

August 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the work of some of the Government's Finest exemplifying the stellar work of this current Administration and their handmaidens Holder and Napolitano. I don't doubt that the illustrious Mr. Gates gave them something in return for dropping the prosecution of his monopoly, such as a back door into his products.

August 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My last computer (PC) ran Win XP with IE8, and got a malware. Waiting to do a total disk reformat & reload of WinXP, but NOT, NO NEVER AGAIN ANY FORM OF IE.

Currently I'm using an old iMac with Safari. FireFox is loaded in the wings if I need to transact anything secure over the interweb. No problems here.

B Woodman

August 5, 2010 at 3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problems here.

Run Linux. And, have a virus checker compiled, installed, updating signatures daily in a cron job, and running as a background process, continuously. No virii at all detected. No problems.


August 5, 2010 at 3:52 AM  
Blogger NCCM of Wake County said...

um... no
I check your site out every day, Pete. No problems.


August 6, 2010 at 12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just a regular MS Windows Vista dude. No problems here and I visit this website all the time. I use the Norton thing and keep it updated.


August 7, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

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