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Message 258620 - Posted: 7 Mar 2006, 14:37:45 UTC - in response to Message 251973.

Imma cheap bastage. I havn't paid a dime.


And a criminal if you're talking about XP... Microsoft does know... XP does "Phone home"!!

Just something to think about...


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Message 258682 - Posted: 7 Mar 2006, 17:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 258617.

... As for the prevalance of viri... The people concerned will tend to write for the platform that has the potential to cause the most damage and spread the furthest, e.g the most common... Windows is still the most common OS running on many more boxes than Linux, so Windows will naturally be the most obvious target for virus/hacker attempts.


Not necessarily. Much of it depends on what the creator of the virus hopes to gain - do they want a back door for creating a spambot or do they want fame. My guess is that the majority just want to make their name well known within the hacking community and be considered by that community as the best. If someone could write a virus that could reek major havoc on a linux system, look at the attention they could get from it. Not only would they get the glory of proving the naysayers wrong, but they could shut down some of the most significant web sites in the world. If a hacker could shut down yahoo, for instance, think of the immediate world-wide attention they would get -- far greater than they could ever get from a lifetime of releasing typical windows virii.


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Message 258748 - Posted: 7 Mar 2006, 20:59:02 UTC - in response to Message 258617.
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(...) there are very few commercial organisations that develop in parallel for both Windows and Linux boxes... Take Halo for example (...)

"Microsoft has announced that the PC version of Halo 2 will only work on the new version of Windows called Vista."

Halo 2 gamers face Vista upgrade

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Message 258863 - Posted: 7 Mar 2006, 23:22:19 UTC - in response to Message 258620.

Imma cheap bastage. I havn't paid a dime.


And a criminal if you're talking about XP... Microsoft does know... XP does "Phone home"!!

Just something to think about...



I'm talking about linux. Only thing it has cost me is the CD's to burn the ISO's to.

Again, I havn't paid a dime.

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Message 429028 - Posted: 30 Sep 2006, 21:15:46 UTC - in response to Message 240169.

Something interesting came up on Team Starfire. A Non Seti member had a problem with "setiathome_4.18_windows_intelx86.exe" running in the background and couldn't get rid of it. After doing a lot of searching we found that it was hidden in his system32 folder and the exe was renamed to "wupdmgr1.exe" Someone went to a lot of trouble to hide everything. We found out the user that is getting the credits and his stats are very interesting. http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=122736 A one user team and ranked 10th in the world. What do you think?

edit: had the wrong url posted.

>Fred

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Message 507265 - Posted: 22 Jan 2007, 23:11:29 UTC - in response to Message 429028.


[quote]http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=122736 A one user team and ranked 10th in the world. What do you think?


that LINK brings up this on the Page - What's Up w/ ???

Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/team.inc on line 102

Warning: mysql_free_result(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/team.inc on line 115


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Message 507267 - Posted: 22 Jan 2007, 23:14:28 UTC
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Message 507343 - Posted: 23 Jan 2007, 3:01:38 UTC - in response to Message 507265.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=122736 A one user team and ranked 10th in the world.

that LINK brings up this on the Page - What's Up w/ ???
Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource […]

At BOINCstats, a query on Team Nº122736 yields “Team ID doesn't exist in SETI@Home or doesn't have any credit.”
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Message 507631 - Posted: 23 Jan 2007, 16:41:29 UTC - in response to Message 507265.


[quote]http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=122736 A one user team and ranked 10th in the world. What do you think?


that LINK brings up this on the Page - What's Up w/ ???

Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/team.inc on line 102

Warning: mysql_free_result(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/team.inc on line 115




Probably worked fine last year when this thread was started.

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Message 507641 - Posted: 23 Jan 2007, 17:07:44 UTC - in response to Message 240184.
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Ignore my previous erroneous post.

What I mean to ask is - - If I find an application named wupdmgr on my pc, should I delete it ??
A search of my C drive found it in two folders: C:\\i386, and C:\\windows\\system32.
Also found the following page, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/wupdmgr/
offering to scan my pc for such problems, but DIDN'T use yet. Any comments ?

Thanks !

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Message 507644 - Posted: 23 Jan 2007, 17:20:33 UTC - in response to Message 507641.

Ignore my previous erroneous post.

What I mean to ask is - - If I find an application named wupdmgr on my pc, should I delete it ??
A search of my C drive found it in two folders: C:\\i386, and C:\\windows\\system32.
Also found the following page, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/wupdmgr/
offering to scan my pc for such problems, but DIDN'T use yet. Any comments ?

Thanks !


wupdmgr.exe is a valid executable and is a necessary part of the Windows Update.

wupdmgr1.exe is not and should be deleted.
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Message 507682 - Posted: 23 Jan 2007, 21:39:15 UTC - in response to Message 507644.

Ignore my previous erroneous post.

What I mean to ask is - - If I find an application named wupdmgr on my pc, should I delete it ??
A search of my C drive found it in two folders: C:\\i386, and C:\\windows\\system32.
Also found the following page, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/wupdmgr/
offering to scan my pc for such problems, but DIDN'T use yet. Any comments ?

Thanks !


wupdmgr.exe is a valid executable and is a necessary part of the Windows Update.

wupdmgr1.exe is not and should be deleted.



I searched, and do not have wupdmgr1 on my pc. I will leave wupdmgr as is.
Thank you, Al.

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