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2018-09-09 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Virus Alert
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Posted by Fairbanks 2018-09-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [276 views ]  Top

#1 Of course, if your system is now stuck because of the nefarious viewing window, kill Firefox with a Cntl/Alt/Del, and select Processes, then kill Firefox. When you re-start Firefox, kill the 1st & 2nd windows that show up, and re-try.
Posted by Fairbanks 2018-09-09 02:03||   2018-09-09 02:03|| Front Page Top

#2 Clear history, cashe, and if you can, reformat systems.

You need help there cochise?
Posted by newc 2018-09-09 03:37||   2018-09-09 03:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Also, virus protection is also virus notification !!!!
Posted by newc 2018-09-09 03:38||   2018-09-09 03:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Thanks newc.
Posted by Fairbanks 2018-09-09 21:37||   2018-09-09 21:37|| Front Page Top

#5 Here's another interesting angle on the virus - I've got an HP 1012 Laserjet printer, the TU-154 workhorse of massive printing capabilities (it's got it's own processor), and it is now a vehicle to spread malicious viruses!

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBHF03589 rev. 4 - HP Ink Printers Remote Code Execution

Last updated : 13-Aug-2018

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
Two security vulnerabilities have been identified with certain HP Inkjet printers. A maliciously crafted file sent to an affected device can cause a stack or static buffer overflow, which could allow remote code execution.

The driver for my HP1012 didn't survive the change in systems and is no longer available, so now I need a new printer.

Posted by Fairbanks 2018-09-09 22:38||   2018-09-09 22:38|| Front Page Top

#6 Fairbanks - that's why I never install printer updates of any kind. It's embedded in the firmware & a bitch to get out. I still don't know why I have an HP printer - they do firmware updates that prevent you from using non-HP printer cartridges, which would be the last straw for me.
Posted by Raj 2018-09-09 23:43||   2018-09-09 23:43|| Front Page Top

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