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#878915 - 3rd Jun 2014 3:33pm 'Gameover Zeus' Virus
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The 'Gameover Zeus' virus has been temporarily disabled after the police launched attacks on the servers of the criminals behind the 'malware'.

But experts warn that computer users have only two weeks to protect their computer. Find out everything you need to do here.

Everything You Need To Know About The GameOver Zeus Computer Virus:

How do you get the Gameover Zeus computer virus?
The virus installs itself on your computer when you click on a link from an unsolicited website or on a website. It will then send emails to other people from your computer - without your knowledge - allowing it to spread rapidly across the internet.

What can the virus do?
The virus will track everything you do on your computer, waiting for an opportunity to steal personal details, such as online banking information and passwords. These will then be sent back to the criminal network, who could use this information to gain access to your bank account.
If the software does not get enough information, it can lock your computer and hold it to ransom, demanding one Bitcoin - around £300 - to unlock it. If you don't pay, they can delete everything on your computer, including all photos and music.

How do I know if I have the virus?
The National Crime Agency has warned that the computers of more than 15,000 people in the UK are already infected with the virus. Most of these will have been contacted by their internet service provider.

How do I protect my computer from the Gameover Zeus computer virus?
You will need to do two things to protect yourself. Firstly, install some anti-virus software, such as McAfee or Norton. The website - getsafeonline.org - lists eight free software packages you can use (although this site has crashed throughout the morning).
See LBC's list of anti-virus programmes to protect yourself
Secondly, ensure you have updated your operating system to the latest version. On a PC, you can do this by visiting the Microsoft website.
To ensure your PC is set up for automatic updates, click on the Control Panel, then:
Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
- Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
- Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

How long have I got to protect myself?
Police have taken down the criminal network's servers, temporarily disabling the virus. They estimate it will take them around two weeks to build it back up again.

Should I change my passwords?
The National Crime Agency has advised changing passwords, as original passwords may have been compromised during the infection. It is also worth checking bank and credit card statements for any irregularities.

Source - LBC & NCA
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#878940 - 3rd Jun 2014 5:32pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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Thanks for the info'. Just read through the site but cannot find the eight free AV products you mention. Can you post the link or let us know which they were? Thanks.

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#878951 - 3rd Jun 2014 6:34pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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Thanks for the info. I too cannot find the free anti-virus products.
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#878970 - 3rd Jun 2014 7:38pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Thanks for the info. I too cannot find the free anti-virus products.


Sorry guys.. The info you require is below. Just click on the link and it will take you to the LBC website. They interviewed a National Crime Agency official on air this morning.

http://www.lbc.co.uk/download-these-free-programs-12054

They say it only affects Windows users, Apple seems to be unaffected but be careful..

Also, you may want to check out this website:

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

Knowledge is power against the hackers..


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#878991 - 3rd Jun 2014 8:24pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Thanks for the info. I too cannot find the free anti-virus products.

i use this one Rude and never had any problems

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/free-antivirus-download
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#879057 - 4th Jun 2014 7:36am Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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If you already do run Internet Security Software make sure there up to date smile
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#879058 - 4th Jun 2014 8:01am Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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I use my phone to open my emails.

so does that mean my computers will be alright?

i never open emails on my computers.
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#879114 - 4th Jun 2014 11:19am Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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i have anti virus on my phone too smile
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#879123 - 4th Jun 2014 12:21pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: rocks]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Thanks for the info. I too cannot find the free anti-virus products.

i use this one Rude and never had any problems

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/free-antivirus-download
Thanks Rocks x
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#879404 - 5th Jun 2014 1:30pm Re: 'Gameover Zeus' Virus [Re: ManxCat]
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didnt know we could get it for our phones, thanks.
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