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  1. Blackmirror

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    Glendale (CA) - Computer users should be wary of a new virus that deletes important files and then hijacks the sound card to say "Your system files have been deleted. Sorry."

    It's a new Trojan detected by Panda Labs, the company behind the fourth largest security software suite Panda Software.

    Users who catch the BotVoice.A Trojan will hear the phrase, "You have been infected. I repeat, you have been infected and your system files have been deleted. Sorry. Have a nice day and bye bye," on a continuous loop while the virus attempts to wipe the hard drive clean.

    It does this by taking control of Windows text reader, so the voice is an anonymous synthesized source that already exists on the computer. Panda says it deletes system files, then modifies the Windows registry and blocks any possible action to undo the damage.

    The virus can be obtained through peer-to-peer networks, external storage devices, or malicious websites. Panda says owners of its software with TruPrevent technology are immune to the BotVoice.A Trojan. ...

    http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32779/118/

    I had better make sure my speakers are on all the while
     
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    Thanks Donna! :)
     
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    Should this be in the Security Forum though? ;)
     
  5. Blackmirror

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    I never have my speakers on lol
    so i wouldnt hear it

    I didnt know where to put it
    If its in the security forum wouldnt get any comments lol

    This way i get a little feedback

    What do you suggest partner
     
  6. DarqueMist

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    not as bad as the article you quoted makes it out to be .... not nice but no worse than a lot of other stuff out there
    a point of note is that the article you quoted says it wipes your hard drive but the description in the Panda virus database doesn't mention it as something the virus does.
     
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    Good morning Donna...I guess I'd leave it here....threads do get lost in Security! :D
     
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    LOL dont shoot the messenger ..
     
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    LOL that voice is so annoying
     
  10. DarqueMist

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    lol .. I didn't click on the recording .. now I have to go back and do it .. thanks a lot :p
     
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    I'm not gonna shoot the messenger, I took your caution serious enough to check it out. To be honest I'm greatfull you took the time to mention it
     
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    lol .. that voice sounds like the voice prompt I have to deal with when I call purolator, like Steven Hawkings with batteries running low
     
  13. Blackmirror

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    I just thought it was weird .. a talking virus :eek:

    Your pc will self destruct in 5 seconds lol;)

    only teasing you DM:p
     
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    Made you listen! :p ;) :D
     
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