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  1. #1
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    'Skull and Crossbones' virus?

    Hi there,

    A friend of mine recently told me of a virus he encountered. When browsing the internet, the whole screen went black and a skull and crossbones image appeared, with the words "ha ha ha you have been hacked" underneath.

    Does anybody know the name of this virus, or even if it is one? I've been searching for a while now and unusually I can't find any information relating to it.


    Jon.

  2. #2
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    That is from a film but i cant recall which one, so i reckon your friend is having you on....

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    It sounds familiar to me from TV or film as well, not sure if someone based a real virus off it or if it was based off a real virus, a coincidence or simply your friend pulling your leg.

    I certainly haven't encountered it, though.

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    I'm afraid I really can guarantee this isn't a joke!

    Perhaps it was a virus based on this TV or Film you mentioned?
    Jon

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    probably just some trojan,

    I remember the sub7 trojan has a "matrix" type thing, where the little white rabbit screen pops up

  6. #6
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    Wasn't it from "hackers" that had this

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    Originally posted by davef139
    Wasn't it from "hackers" that had this
    I think your right.
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  8. #8
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    Did the computer have antivirus that wasn't updated, or no antivirus at all? If possible, I'd want to install and update antivirus in that computer. If the virus doesn't prevent the installation, then the antivirus should identify it.

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