Reporting Virus Senders

January 26, 2011 at 05:31:28
Specs: Windows XP
The other responses did NOT discuss the question. I'm not referring to when someone's computer sends virus-containing content through e-mails - unknowingly - that's the VIRUS that is doing it.

I'm referring to when A PERSON DELIBERATELY SENDS CONTENT that invites virus installation - for instance, someone who sends an 'alleged' link to photos online - but when the link is activated, it displays a message that states that certain software must be installed in order to view the photos - and using that link downloads a trojan virus.

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January 26, 2011 at 08:52:11
Not too sure which 'other responses' you are referring to as you don't appear to have posted before. But the problem is that pages such as your describe are generally hosted in countries that don't have the sort of laws that can stop these things. Also it could be that a legitimate page may have been hijacked and the bad links put in - nothing to do with the original author. In other words it's very difficult to police and no single entity you can report to.

The same goes with links in emails, which are even more difficult to trace. It's up to the viewer, ie you, to mistrust anything that doesn't appear genuine.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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January 26, 2011 at 11:39:16
If you are going to refer to some other question then please provide a link to it so that we know what you are talking about.

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