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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    [autorun]
    borg.bat
    :laugh: i thought mine was simple...
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    :laugh: i thought mine was simple...
    Yep, and I had actually thought auto-run was gonna be a pain in the ass

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    November 14, 2003

    Over the past few weeks we've been getting reports from users who found unauthorized installations of SETI@home on their systems. It should be made clear that this is not due to a security flaw in SETI@home itself, but a flaw in your system that allows viruses to infiltrate and install our software.

    In one case, a user found a Windows command line client running under the name "cpuidle" in the directory:


    D:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\CPUIDLE

    There is a real program out there called "cpuidle" - this particular infection was running SETI@home under this same name to confuse the user into thinking it was the valid "cpuidle" and not a fake one.

    Another user claimed that they got infected this way over an IRC channel.

    In the past, known worms were distributed around the internet that infected systems, causing them to download SETI@home and execute it. For example, we already know about this one from back in 2001:

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...32.hyd@mm.html

    Unfortunately, at this time we don't know much about the worm/virus which may be doing this. If you have any clues, please pass them along to us. We'll update this web page as we gather more information.
    Be very careful guys as they're onto ya's already. :devil win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Be very careful guys as they're onto ya's already. :devil win
    I just happened to see that checkingthe hompeage a minute ago :devil win
    :cheers:

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    wiggo you wouldnt happen to have the virus on hand?
    i would mind looking at source code

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    No I don't and I'm not likely to get it either.

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    I was just kidding :thumb:

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    Can someone on the SETI@home team please test my Quickborg v1.2? It works for me, but apparently kane is having some troubles

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    Quickborg v1.3 done, an attempt to eliminate an execution bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Quickborg v1.3 done, an attempt to eliminate an execution bug
    Well crap, I screwed the .bat up on that one, I gotta fix it :cry:

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