collapse
A lightweight orange vest that complements your technical hunting apparel! See our Super Grade Outdoor Equipment!

Author Topic: Who can help with a possible computer virus?  (Read 623 times)

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:58:10 PM »
I need a knowledgeable person to check and see if a link leads to a computer virus. I was sent this link by someone asking about a job, they said the link went to their Google Drive with a resume on it, but the link brought up a blank page so now I wonder if it is a virus? I disconnected my computer from the internet right away. Does anyone know how to check the link?
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 16910
  • Location: W. WA
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:02:48 PM »
PM me.  The link, that is.

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 08:08:54 PM »
thanks I'll send it now
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:26:33 PM »
Fl0und3rz I hope that link didn't take you out?
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 16910
  • Location: W. WA
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 08:30:18 PM »
Got it.  Checked it.  PMd you.

Offline magnanimous_j

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 5801
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 08:49:58 PM »
I need a knowledgeable person to check and see if a link leads to a computer virus. I was sent this link by someone asking about a job, they said the link went to their Google Drive with a resume on it, but the link brought up a blank page so now I wonder if it is a virus? I disconnected my computer from the internet right away. Does anyone know how to check the link?

What email client do you use? A lot of them scan links for you and will warn you if they think the link is sketchy.

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 16910
  • Location: W. WA
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
The link he sent had a javascript file inside a .zip archive.  I think it is pretty safe to say that there was no resume at the link provided. 

It is also a pretty good bet that the javascript file was not intended for legit purposes.  When's the last time you got a javascript resume, inside a zip archive?

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 09:32:31 PM »
Thanks a million Fl0und3rz for checking that. The anti-hunters are always sending me viruses, I'm usually smart enough and avoid them all, this time was close, thankfully I got out before entering the access code.  :tup:
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline fish vacuum

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 1622
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:34:28 PM »
That's dirty pool!

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 09:36:16 PM »
I should reply back with a link to some dead animal photos...  :chuckle:

That's dirty pool!

I'm sure I'm not the only hunting guide who gets that crap from the greenie window lickers!
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline WapitiTalk1

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 2426
  • Location: NW Washington
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 09:39:17 PM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/
Darton Archery Maverick II
"Sir, left side Sir!" "Are you sure Private Pyle?"
Elknut Field Staff

Offline SniperDanWA

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1666
  • Location: Auburn
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, WFW
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 09:46:36 PM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/

Sorry, but I never open attachments from people I know either, if the attached file is a .zip, funky name, etc.  they might have been phished and/or their address book leaked giving the scammer my address.  This is when Macs are a bit safer than Win devices.  My :twocents:
"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as
impossible." - Vince Lombardi

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 09:56:57 PM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/

Sorry, but I never open attachments from people I know either, if the attached file is a .zip, funky name, etc.  they might have been phished and/or their address book leaked giving the scammer my address.  This is when Macs are a bit safer than Win devices.  My :twocents:

I agree, you have to be careful with any attachments, I have a large emailing list, someone on that list gets hacked almost every other day, I constantly get these weird messages from people that don't add up, I never open them.
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:26 PM »
I need a knowledgeable person to check and see if a link leads to a computer virus. I was sent this link by someone asking about a job, they said the link went to their Google Drive with a resume on it, but the link brought up a blank page so now I wonder if it is a virus? I disconnected my computer from the internet right away. Does anyone know how to check the link?

What email client do you use? A lot of them scan links for you and will warn you if they think the link is sketchy.

I'm using Outlook with email through godaddy to my domain name.
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline Dan-o

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 7667
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 11:02:12 PM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/

Sorry, but I never open attachments from people I know either, if the attached file is a .zip, funky name, etc.  they might have been phished and/or their address book leaked giving the scammer my address.  This is when Macs are a bit safer than Win devices.  My :twocents:

@SniperDanWa  You're just being paranoid.....  and that's a shame.

You'll miss out on a lot of good stuff in life if you live in fear like that.

Heck, earlier tonight  met a Nigerian prince online and we are working on a really cool deal together now.
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline SniperDanWA

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1666
  • Location: Auburn
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, WFW
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 11:06:16 PM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/

Sorry, but I never open attachments from people I know either, if the attached file is a .zip, funky name, etc.  they might have been phished and/or their address book leaked giving the scammer my address.  This is when Macs are a bit safer than Win devices.  My :twocents:

@SniperDanWa  You're just being paranoid.....  and that's a shame.

You'll miss out on a lot of good stuff in life if you live in fear like that.

Heck, earlier tonight  met a Nigerian prince online and we are working on a really cool deal together now.

 :chuckle: :chuckle:  do tell!  Let me know when the cash comes Dan-o.  Do you recall the "I Love You" virus?  I worked in a place with a fair amount of softies.  Man did they feel like they were loved and ugh, we spent a week cleaning up after them.
"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as
impossible." - Vince Lombardi

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline j_h_nimrod

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 923
  • Location: Humptulips, WA
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 11:25:51 PM »
It is pretty ridiculous how many questionable emails come every day anymore. Some phishing, some to porn, some to spam, and some to downright rotten viruses.  Those slime balls are everywhere and pretty smart anymore, luckily there are plenty of folks trying to keep people honest.

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 26658
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 11:30:07 PM »
I get the messages where some clown wants to book 6 nights for 4 people, or some variation, I'm told those are usually a credit card scam. I'm not sure exactly how it works but somehow they give you a credit card, you process the card, then they want a refund, somehow in the end it's said they rip you off. Not sure how that works but I try not to get scammed.
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Offline rasbo

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 19152
  • Location: Grant county
  • In God I trust...Try taking that away from me!
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 03:49:14 AM »
Yep, as the rule goes "never open an attachment to an email unless you know the sender".  Slimeballs :-/

Sorry, but I never open attachments from people I know either, if the attached file is a .zip, funky name, etc.  they might have been phished and/or their address book leaked giving the scammer my address.  This is when Macs are a bit safer than Win devices.  My :twocents:

@SniperDanWA  You're just being paranoid.....  and that's a shame.

You'll miss out on a lot of good stuff in life if you live in fear like that.

Heck, earlier tonight  met a Nigerian prince online and we are working on a really cool deal together now.
WELL THAT TWO TIMER!!!! Just last week,,,,lol

Offline PA BEN

  • LINEMAN
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4191
  • Location: Chewelah
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 05:27:53 AM »
You haven't lived until you got cryptolocker virus on your work computer.  :bash:

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 16910
  • Location: W. WA
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 05:53:53 AM »
I choose not living, then.

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 23581
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Who can help with a possible computer virus?
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 06:17:51 AM »
I got one from a customer the other day right after I spoke with him. It said it was an order. Our server wouldn't allow me to open it. About an hour later he posted on Facebook that he'd been hacked.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

 

* Recent Topics

2017 Special Permits Results by huntnphool
[Today at 01:19:04 AM]


Black bear hunts in Canada by Shooting Stix
[Today at 01:08:22 AM]


Weyerhaeuser Permits on sale now by JeffRaines
[Today at 12:23:26 AM]


Mountain goat conflict reduction by warthog
[Yesterday at 11:37:20 PM]


Wells Dam by huntnphool
[Yesterday at 11:35:53 PM]


Idaho Bird by lokidog
[Yesterday at 11:15:50 PM]


never thought I would see it, Sturgeon is open upper columbia! by TommyH
[Yesterday at 11:13:12 PM]


City Councilmember asks to sign Kaepernick by DaveMonti
[Yesterday at 11:12:42 PM]


Turkey help long story but good by Polo
[Yesterday at 11:00:21 PM]


Sanitizing RV fresh water tank by Happy Gilmore
[Yesterday at 10:53:00 PM]


Good start to the season by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:33:12 PM]


AKC Yellow (FOX RED) Puppies by Old Dog
[Yesterday at 10:23:22 PM]


APP Update! (ElkNut) by northwesthunter84
[Yesterday at 10:19:23 PM]


WTS Ruger LC9 by Chase2008
[Yesterday at 10:09:29 PM]


Washington Antelope by hunting4sanity
[Yesterday at 10:08:38 PM]


Put in for your permits sooner than later!!! by Rainier10
[Yesterday at 10:06:15 PM]


Looking for a driver for may 26 to Portland by Fastass350
[Yesterday at 10:01:31 PM]


Idaho Bear Baiting by Machias
[Yesterday at 09:58:26 PM]


Today, the day the circus died by mfswallace
[Yesterday at 09:52:05 PM]


Big Huck Boar by Stickerbush
[Yesterday at 09:48:22 PM]