Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Technology Corner: The big anti virus lie
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > The big anti virus lie

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
1492

Arlington, VA

Moderator

Joined: 04/08/2005

View Profile



Posted: 07/30/21 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try clicking the 'Share' link below any YouTube video and you'll be given the shortcut to copy.

RLS7201

Beautyful Downtown Gladstone, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 10/26/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/30/21 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

1492 wrote:

It's a Google YouTube managed shortcut.


If you say so but YT links look like this: https://www.youtube.com/ not that link above



Youtu.be is just a shortened URL that is also owned by Youtube and visiting either link still gets you to the same Youtube main page.


Richard


95 Bounder 32H F53
460/528 stroker
Web Master
MWPSchooners.com
First brake job
1941 Hudson


1492

Arlington, VA

Moderator

Joined: 04/08/2005

View Profile



Posted: 07/30/21 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some official URL shortcuts include:
  • aka.ms → microsoft.com, though I believe creating these are restricted to their staff.
  • apple.co → Apple.com
  • amzn.to → Amazon.com


Posting long URLs in forum post typically get appended. Would you rather post this:

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-13-........+pro&qid=1627673762&s=electronics&sr=1-3


Or this:

https://amzn.to/2Vnfepj


Though posting descriptive text links are preferred:

2020 Apple MacBook Pro





NamMedevac 70

Reno

Senior Member

Joined: 11/09/2020

View Profile



Posted: 07/30/21 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How to make a clicky in one easy step. Also I don't blame anyone for being very cautious. Hackers seem to be everywhere in very large numbers.

free radical

Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 02/07/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/30/21 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

How to make a clicky in one easy step. Also I don't blame anyone for being very cautious. Hackers seem to be everywhere in very large numbers.

Hackers are easy to stop,just dont open any email atachments if you dont know who sent it.
I dont even answer calls IF I dont know whos caling,just let it go to voicemail.
Left No msg = SPAM or scam. Get plenty of those daily.

some want to blame Russia for everything

wa8yxm

Davison Michigan (East of Flint)

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/31/21 06:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been bit by a virus or two over the years. So has my Daughter. The one that bit me was a 'nothing virus' and all I needed to do was run an alternate boot system (Different OS) to clean it otu.. .The one that bit my daughter was more serious but easier to clear out
The virus that bit her "hid" all the files on the system so she had only a black screen (The wall paper was "hid" as were all the program ICONS.
Her computer "expert" husband worked for over 2 hours to recover one file she needed (master's thesis)

Took me less than 15 minutes to undo the damage the computer did by using a single Arcane DOS command.

Then I had to install an anti-viral to slap it off the drive.

IN her case a simple firewall would have blocked it.

In my case. Well I know the vector (Work) and who installed it there (Sgt).

Fact: I once voiced a question as to if the two (At that time) Big names were perhaps "Seeding the market" by putting malware on the net... I was told one of them was.. (I believe it too) But that Peter Norton would NEVER do such a thing (Well the man I was talking to does know Mr. Norton)
So though I use a free-anti-viral... If you are going to pay.. Norton please


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


whjco

Lexington, KY

Senior Member

Joined: 01/26/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/01/21 08:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LouLawrence wrote:

The reason I don't click on random links like this one! Best way to get a Virus.


As a retired IT Professional, you're right on target with this advice!! The worst malware or ransomware attacks with which I had to deal were because someone clicked on a link that took their system to an infected or hacker site.


Bill J., Lexington, KY
2006 Starcraft 2500RKS 25' Travel Trailer
2015 Ram 2500 Big Horn 6.7 Cummins.

Gdetrailer

PA

Senior Member

Joined: 01/05/2007

View Profile



Posted: 08/01/21 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

whjco wrote:

LouLawrence wrote:

The reason I don't click on random links like this one! Best way to get a Virus.


As a retired IT Professional, you're right on target with this advice!! The worst malware or ransomware attacks with which I had to deal were because someone clicked on a link that took their system to an infected or hacker site.


Actually, surprisingly enough, the absolute easiest way to get a virus requires nothing more than hovering your mouse over a popup inline ad..

This type of ad is the ones you will see random keywords with a double blue underline.. Inline ads use JavaScripts (not the same as Java) which are small programs that your browser runs in the background. JavaScripts run with elevated commands which make them extremely risky. These ads are third party ads with no real security..

Got burnt twice on this very RV.net forum on a heavily antivirus defended PC behind a heavy firewall. Hovered the mouse by accident over a double blue underlined keyword in the text and bam, PC was infected.

Complained to mods about it yrs ago, don't know if RV.net banished those since the second time I made all ads on RV.net go away by using FireFox loaded with AdBlockPlus add on.

Now when a website blocks me from viewing it I can now use the newest AdBlockPlus to banish the antiblocking element on the website..

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > The big anti virus lie
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.