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Comment: Re:List 'em in the summary, slashdot. (Score 2) 113

So basically, all of the names make it look like it's an Adware firm. Awesome.

Is this really news to the security community at this point? I've been saying that Adware is a virus for almost a decade now and they're finally starting to see it?

Does this mean that the AV Firms (MS, Mcafee, Norton, ETC) are finally going to get tough on adware infections? Something tells me no. I'll believe it when Conduit, Dealio, Wajam and the like get flagged my more than 1/2 of the AV Vendors out there.

Comment: Not the first time. (Score 1) 246

by Deathlizard (#49087541) Attached to: Lenovo Allegedly Installing "Superfish" Proxy Adware On New Computers

I've ran into this recently on a Lenovo tablet, but I don't think it was superfish (honestly I don't remember the name, but it was factory installed. ADWCleaner caught it.) although it looks like they purposely obfuscate the name to confuse people so they can't uninstall it.

And this is Adware No. 2 for them. They had their own homebrewed Adware program called Message Center Plus. It was so bad that MSE Detected it.

IBM knew How to make a Laptop. Lenovo Knows how to exploit a Brand Name. it's a good thing Google sold Motorola to them so they can exploit my phone now.

Comment: LOL (Score -1, Offtopic) 121

by grub (#48977151) Attached to: Alan Turing's Notes Found After Being Used As Insulation At Bletchley Park
So I've been in meetings all day, then finally get home and I saw this story on /.'s feed. I thought, "ah, it'll be good for some immature homo jokes"

Thank you, /., you did not disappoint. I'm crying from laughing so hard at the from the inane, puerile jokes that I seek out at times likes these.
If you don't like that, well fuck you, too.

Comment: Re:Bound to happen (Score 2) 619

by Deathlizard (#48969735) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock

The problem is even the unobtrusive ads are virus filled. Do any search for any major software package (Examples: VLC Media player, 7-Zip, Libreoffice) on any of the major search engines to see what I mean. I get no less then 3 virus infections per week just by people clicking on those types of ads.

It was much better when Google, Bing, and Yahoo put a big colored box around the ads so you can know for certain what your searching for. Google just has the yellow Ad gif now, and yahoo and bing just says "Ads related to" text which just blends into the real search results. I won't even talk about Ask. DuckDuckGo seems to seperate better since it lists official sites but even they just do the Ad gif thing google does.

I'll turn them back on when they clearly label what an ad is so that even an computer idiot can tell they're fake results and they actually screen ad URL's for misleading or malicious content (Not just for malicious scripts and the like. Obviously fake Installer Trojans that you download and execute are bad too), until then, unobtrusive ads stays off.

Comment: Re:Sad... (Score 1) 242

by Deathlizard (#48964915) Attached to: RadioShack Near Deal To Sell Half of Its Stores, Close the Rest

Now, everybody carries an advanced radio/computer in their pocket, they're sold at RadioShack, and the nerds declare a tragedy.

I think they're declaring a tragedy because you can't build an advanced radio/computer for their pocket out of parts purchased at RadioShack.

There should be Raspberry Pi / Arduino parts all through these stores, They don't take up a lot of floor space and there is interest in these DIY Electronic projects. Instead it might as well be called CellPhoneShack: Full of tons of phones from all carriers priced in a way that they can't beat the carriers' own store prices.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 3, Insightful) 197

by grub (#48903763) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
PGP/GPG is much easier to use these days than it was in the 90's. Plugins exist for many mail clients that do the heavy lifting in the background.

Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.

Comment: All Antivirus Sucks. (Score 1) 467

by Deathlizard (#48890361) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

All antivirus sucks, the only difference is how much you pay for it. You give me an PC with any combination of AV product(s) and 15 minutes and I'll give you an infected box, and it won't just be an Adware / Crapware infection. It will be a Screw you type of Cryptovirus or some serious credential stealing backdoor.

That being said, I use MSE / Windows 8 Defender simply because it's free and the least intrusive of the free AV's and it works great as a canary since every Virus attacks MSE / Defender first and you know you're infected when it keels over, giving you time to do something about it before your Files / Backup gets screwed.

Also, Get Adblock plus for your browser, Disable Non Obtrusive ad's in adblock plus so you don't see the Search Engine virus ads and don't download or install anything from anywhere afterwards.

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