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Talkbass malicious ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MickMichaels, Sep 12, 2008.


  1. MickMichaels

    MickMichaels

    Jan 16, 2008
    Hey anyone who can help !! My Boss (pig vomit) today accused me of visiting malicious sites after finding out that my computor had crashed our server because it was infected with over 20 viruses !! Because I have talkbass open most days and read posts I was wondering if anyone had downloaded any viruses on this site. I don't know much about viruses but can u really get them from a forum (might be a dumb question).
    Anyway any advise would be great. Many thanks.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Pig Vomit? You guys get the Howard Stern Show in Australia? Crazy!

    Anyway, nope, never got a virus or spyware or malware of any kind on here, although for a couple days I was getting gay porn ads. But I think they've worked out that bug ;)
     
  3. MickMichaels

    MickMichaels

    Jan 16, 2008
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sansamp VT. Not real versatile but totally nails Ampeg tones to the wall. If you want something that's more transparent, I like my EBS Microbass II, but it's not real cheap.
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I remember reading that it's very rare to actually get viruses through visiting forums or using the internet generally and that most viruses are from people loading infected cover disks off magazines...or opening attachments on emails?

    I saw a statistic that 98% of viruses arrive via email.
     
  6. MickMichaels

    MickMichaels

    Jan 16, 2008

    I'm leaning towards the sansamp but still havent checked out the ebs or sadowsky. I have that singing James Brown doll in my loungeroom !! It still dances and plays I feel good but the mouth dosn't move anymore !! My dogs hate it !!
     
  7. MickMichaels

    MickMichaels

    Jan 16, 2008
    Thanks mate.
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yeah, I love that doll. Mine still works well, knock on wood.
     
  9. our corporate firewall is like a tank and I haven't seen anything malicious get through in years...

    Talkbass is clean, I assure you.

    come on fess up what OTHER sites are you visiting???

    uh huh...thought so...:scowl:


    ;)
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    What usually happens is that people email their friends files with "funny" pictures or video - they get opened and contain viruses.

    I can remember a time a few years ago where the office I was in got infected and it was tracked down to a CD that was given away free on a magazine cover.
     
  11. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    It was probably the porn, not talkbass.
     
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Talkbass Malicious!! That's a song title if I ever heard one!
     
  13. Just sent you an email, Bruce...




    ;)
     
  14. It ain't Talkbass.

    So if your computer was the source, it came from somewhere else. Chances are it's email-related.
     
  15. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    Or a new TB club.
     
  16. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Ooooooo.......

    Can I be #2??
     
  17. Silaxian

    Silaxian

    Dec 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    A little "bass porn".

    :ninja:


    Edit: The moderator scrubbed this pic, even though I thought it was very "softcore", with no nudity. Oh well, rules are rules. Oops
     
  18. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    TB = Clean. I imagine you have an IT dept of some sort? If you've nothing to hide, ask to see the logs that prove it.
     
  19. MickMichaels

    MickMichaels

    Jan 16, 2008
    Thanks to you all, today i arrived at work to find new anti viral software installed on my computor. Still no apology from pig vomit however !! Talkbass is still proudly in my favourites list.

    Cheers !!
     
  20. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Sounds like your "IT" staff didn't have an up to date anti virus or keep the operating system updated. Some viruses happen due to not having updates.
     

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