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Virus Warning on WinMX

One of my friends just sent me this e-mail so those of you trying to get missed episodes off WinMX or KaZaA... someone out there who has these files and is sharing freely, also has a virus on their computer and it's attaching itself to the SAIKOU versions of GB (It's not direct from Saikou, it's a person sharing on WinMX)


From following your LJ I'm assuming you have all the eps of GetBackers? But would you please pass this on to others you know in that fandom? I use WinMX to download and my anti-virus software just went bonkers over several GB .avi files [Saikou (sp?) Fansubs] I had only partially downloaded. It claims they are actually a worm. I just completely deleted them from my drive and am currently running a thorough scan to make sure all has been removed, but I thought others might like to know. Especially if they had been downloading from me.

Thanks! And take care!


So there you go folks. Just be wary and run your virus checkers if you're still trying to download from WinMX or KaZaA it seems some bugger out there is spreading infected files.

Guh... public service announcement over.

><___>

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beechan2
Oct. 11th, 2003 07:28 pm (UTC)
WHAT?! I use WinMx to download my Shaman King episodes 1-26. Great.. just great. I know you're warning on the GB episodes, but I don't know if I want to risk that this same person with the worm on their computer might be someone I'd download from just in case they have SK as well.
Grrrr....

thanks for the heads up, D ^_^.

~~Bee
fablespinner
Oct. 11th, 2003 11:24 pm (UTC)
No problem. Babs jsut tipped me off that it made her system go haywire, you gotta be real careful on those
After I downloaded a file off Kazaa I downloaded it a protected file folder and ran a scan on the whole thing before I ever attempted to open the file.

*pets Norton* I love this program, I am obsessive about scanning my computer.

I run everything
Norton, Ad Aware, Spybot.. you name it, I clear all crap daily.

O_O

spice_kidd
Oct. 12th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
>.<
Thanks for the heads-up! I am trying to DL Tokyo Mew Mew on Kazaa now, so I will totally be sure to scan each file as it downloads now! *grumbles about the no life pieces of shit who create these viruses*
beechan2
Oct. 12th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC)
Re: >.<
I think there's a place to download the Tokyo Mew-Mew episodes through BitTorrent instead of risking it through Kazaa. Ummm... give me a sec. Let me find the page....

Okay, here ya go: http://www.animesuki.com/series.php/67.html

and here's the downloader if you need it: http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/download.html

^_^

~~Bee-chan
spice_kidd
Oct. 12th, 2003 09:46 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
Ah, I get the whole Bit Torrent thingie now! Woo hoo! Thanks much! I tried opening a couple of links you posted, but well, I AM blonde, and I WAS a cheerleader, so that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it! Thanks, cutie!
fablespinner
Oct. 12th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
Ya know Live journal has sent me this message 7 times?

O_O

Whoa

spice_kidd
Oct. 12th, 2003 09:52 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
I think something's up with my connection. Is it posted seven times? I can delete some of them if it did...
fablespinner
Oct. 12th, 2003 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
I dunno, I saw it twice, didn't check after #2

^^
spice_kidd
Oct. 12th, 2003 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
It was there three times from what I saw, so I deleted them. I dunno why it sent so many times. Stupid connection problems...
spice_kidd
Oct. 12th, 2003 10:03 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
Ah, I get the whole Bit Torrent thingie now! Woo hoo! Thanks much! I tried opening a couple of links you posted, but well, I AM blonde, and I WAS a cheerleader, so that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it! Thanks, cutie!
fablespinner
Oct. 12th, 2003 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: >.<
spice_kidd
Oct. 13th, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)
Hrm...
Stupid question. How do I look for other files of the same type on Bit Torrent? I am not finding much on it and all, but the site you sent me to has like 1 & 2 and then 24 - 29, but nothing in between. Any advice? Thanks in advance...
beechan2
Oct. 13th, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
Re: Hrm...
Go to Google, the type in the name of the anime you want and add the word 'bittorrent'. You should be able to find something.

~~Bee
fablespinner
Oct. 13th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Hrm...
Well AnimeSuki does list all available
and my favorite for SPEED announcements is
http://anime.mircx.com

and there's nothing you can do about old bit Torrents if there are no seeds, you're shit out of luck


that's why you should leave YOUR WINDOW OPEN as long as possible because after you get the whole file, you become a seed and others can get the file from you.

Bit Torrent relies on people being nice and giving BACK more than they take.

^_^
beechan2
Oct. 12th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC)
Norton and Spybooooooot... **hugs the creators**.
And Ad Aware... I have to put that sucker back on my computer ^^;;. Can't even count how many times that thing saved my butt.

~~Bee

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