1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Hello Y'all

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by pr0methius, Oct 13, 2008.

Advertisement
  1. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Hello pleased to meet you all, nice to find yet another board filled with people that share my enthusiasm for computers, although I see quite a few of the poster's are experiencing problems in the form of Malware, two post's that I encountered already both had the topic's "Infected Help" and the poster where suffering from trojan.spyagent.da and js.downloader.agent but unfortunately as I am a newbie on the forum and even though I know that the fix to these problems is to attempt to remove the malware with the SmitFraudFix my account has restrictions so I cant tell them the answer to their woe's... Hah, I guess I shall just have to let them suffer in silence.:D

    Sensible in retrospect because I could give them the wrong answer and make their problems worse! (evil grin)

    Google is the greatest friend you can ever have when attempting to combat Malware on your PC. You wont be the first and you wont be the last!:rolleyes:

    6 years of hardened internet usage has taught me a thing or two about Malware as I myself have suffered from it in the past and tweaking your system to the point where it's completely Malware proof can be a real uphill struggle.:eek:

    But all I can say is one day all you people out their using Windows will be like me and you'll all be using Linux!! (Dream of the Day!):cool:
     
  2. PCcruncher

    PCcruncher

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,992
    Welcome to TSG!

    What linux do you use?
     
  3. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Fedora Core 9 (Sulpher) ;)
     
  4. PCcruncher

    PCcruncher

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,992
    Do you like it?

    I see that it uses gnome instead of KDE, I prefer gnome, which is what my Ubuntu has.
     
  5. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Yes, love it, I used to use KDE on Debian and Slack.. Been using linux for about two years, bumpt into an out of work pen-tester who used to test security for some big firms and he's been a real help at showing me some of the more hands on stuff like playing around with $PATH and to think started out on windows 98 with all of 64MB of ram. :) I don't really know why people prefer Gnome to KDE, I think they're both good as windows managers go. I heard that years ago KDE was slow and Gnome was always better, but on 512 Ram I don't notice the difference much.
     
  6. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    No real virus troubles, not that there isn't any out their for Linux, there is loads of Malware on this OS just as their is on Windows but I gotta say, it's so much cooler being able to Multi-task, I did I.T at level 3 in college and even back then I never really understood what all the hype was about with Linux until about two years ago when I finally decided to take the plunge and since that day never looked back :)
     
  7. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    47,118
    Welcome
     
  8. PCcruncher

    PCcruncher

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,992
    You have infected it? or are you saying that it can get viruses?
    I have my comp set up with the desktop cube which is really neat for multi-tasking.

    I use linux about 60% of the time, the rest is XP Pro.
     
  9. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    No, no I haven't infected it, but it can get viruses or hijacked just like Windows, rootkits, XSS. ClickJacking etc, thats why its worth downloading things like chkrootkit and NoScript. Ah the Compiz cube is awsome. :)

    The NoScript addon for firefox pretty much puts a stop to most XSS and ClickJacking attempts. It makes it harder for them to try to hack your browser if the browser wont allow things like flash, javascript etc to run by default.

    That and Ad-blocker plus, no I dont want a free Car! :p 55% of all spam in your mail box comes from clicking one of those WINNER adverts or responding to DO YOU WANT SOME FREE VIAGRA!

    A brief list of some of the firefox addon's I've installed;

    SQL Injection (evil plugin) - Test for SQL injection vulnerabilities in pages.
    RefSpoof - Spoof your referer
    Cookie Monster & Cookie Editor - Tamper with cookies
    Tamper Data (evil plugin)
    User Agent Switcher - Spoof your user agent.
    REST test (evil plugin)
    Hackbar (awsome plugin)
    Ad-Block Plus - Stop those annoying adverts
    NoScript - Stops XSS and Click-Jacking
    XSS Me (another evil plugin) - Test for XSS flaws in Webpages
    Firebug - View all their source code (hidden or not)
    POW webserver - Serve an online web-page from your browser :D
     
  10. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    The user agent spoofer is worth having, when you visit a possibly hostile web-page you can appear to be Windows Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on NT6 (VISTA) that then fools the person at the other end into thinking that if they're going to try to hack your browser they will try something that might work on Windows VISTA but it wont work on Linux. Haha! At the moment I've got it set to Googlebot 2.1 I am a google robot or am I?:rolleyes: That coupled with the RefControl addon just makes me laugh when I visit pages that log your referer, set it to spoof as http://www.i-dont-have-a-referer.com and they soon get the gist along with the raging hump that someone's outsmarted them. You don't know where I've been referred from, or what I am using "nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah!!"
     
  11. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Is it Windows? Is it a Macintosh? No OMG lets run away, it's Linux!
     
  12. Help_R

    Help_R Guest

    Multitasking!...as if one task is not bad enough!.:)
    Linux is a good but misunderstood or rather less understood O.S.
    Personally tend to go for the tried and tested one.As they say a Gnome devil is better then an unknown one.
    thnx for all the info. you shared.Will try to keep all of it in mind while seeking an OS.
    all the best and enjoy your stay.
     
  13. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks, yes it's a shame people haven't gotten into using Linux more over windows, with no active scripting components on the desktop it makes it that much harder for malware to do anything besides sit on the desktop after it hijacks the browser.

    But the whole installation of Linux is becoming easier and easier to the point where it's almost as easy as popping in a Windows Recovery CD but using a Linux Install CD instead. The age old adage of you cant play games on Linux no longer applies now we too can play rocking games like Tremulous and Alien Arena and now people don't even have to un-tar packages and use make and install they can just open a package manager and it's all automated.

    Perhaps one day Linux will over take Windows in terms of ease of use and everyone will want it when they realise why it's supporters have been raging on about it for years. :D

    Free software is almost as good as having a free beer!
     
  14. pr0methius

    pr0methius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    The only thing I can think of that goes against it is that on occasion if you want to install a 3rd party package that's not supported you might have to fiddle by opening terminal and doing all the manual spiel of ./configure make all; make install

    People get stuck when they see a flashing prompt it's a known fact "Doh, what do I type now?"

    How to seriously wind up your co-workers with Windows ask them "how do I untar a tarball", "what you mean to tell me you dont know!" (shake your head in disgust and walk off! LoL) PC Weenies, I love em really, specially love making their Browser look like paint when I borrow all their bandwidth. :D
     
  15. PCcruncher

    PCcruncher

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,992
    :D I have Ad block on all of our computers, and love it.
    You're into linux a lot farther than me :)
    I am learning slowly, because mainly I just use the computer instead of trying to tweak it and add lots of stuff.
    I'll have to look into some of those firefox addons you listed also. (y)
     
  16. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Hello Y'all
  1. apusta90
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    314
  2. BeforeTheRain
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    318

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/758959

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice