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#1 Jeth Calark

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:29 AM

Okay, this question has been bugging me. Is it theoretically possible to catch a virus or other malware over Hamachi? Like, if the other computer that you're connected to has malware, could any sort of malware manage to hitch a ride over Hamachi and implant itself on your computer? ;)

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:32 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if it is possible, although that would require a file to have been sent over from the infected computer. So, you are more than likely safe from getting a virus that way.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:12 AM

I did disable file sharing. :good: So if file sharing is disabled, and I do nothing but chat and play LAN games over it, there should be nil chance of me acquiring malware over a Hamachi connection....correct? :blush:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:33 AM

Yes but always have a good firewall and such :blush:
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

The thread title made me chuckle :blush:. As the program essentially just simulates a LAN over a WAN connection, it has about the same effects in terms of security.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

Yes but always have a good firewall and such ;)


Not only a firewall, but some sort of anti-virus and an anti-spyware. I know that much :blush: ....stupid not to have any protection. It is the very fact that Hamachi sidesteps firewalls that was giving me some thoughts.


So, no virus over Hamachi. Technologically impossible. Therefore, whatever caused my desktop to just totally crash the day after I played a BFME II game over Hamachi was in no way related to Hamachi or a virus from it.....it must have been the video card.... :good: *muses on a problem*

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:51 PM

He who asks a question is stupid for five minutes; he who never asks is stupid forever.


Wise words, indeed.
It has been reported that some victims of rape, during the act, would retreat into a fantasy world from which they could not WAKE UP. In this catatonic state, the victim lived in a world just like their normal one, except they weren't being raped. The only way that they realized they needed to WAKE UP was a note they found in their fantasy world. It would tell them about their condition, and tell them to WAKE UP. Even then, it would often take months until they were ready to discard their fantasy world and PLEASE WAKE UP

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:02 PM

...unless he googles the answer :blush:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:17 PM

and he who googles it is stupid until he finds the correct website with the correct answer. That can be anywhere between .34 seconds or your entire lifetime.

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If the quote wasn't so dang long, I would add it to my sig...... :good:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

add it in a picture? :blush: :good: ;)
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

do a double line....
your narnia sig could use a resize anyways, as it's out of balance for a (my view) banner sig :good:
should be like ridd's ;)

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:39 PM

Lol, nice one :blush:
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:38 PM

Hey, that quote and all variants are my exclusive property on this forum! However, I would happily share it with you Lauri if you share with me the latest Rhovanion Alliance beta...... :blush:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:33 PM

:good: You will supply it to the public then. :blush:
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:46 PM

But that would be an evil thing to do! :omg: *cough*a few friends, perhaps*cough* :shiftee2:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:02 PM

... :unsure:

I want that quote, but my sig would be too long then. :evgr:
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:32 PM

/Looks at subtitle.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:52 PM

:p

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:26 PM

Let me clarify something about viruses: You cannot get affected just by being connected to PC that has one. Viruses are programs like all others, you have to execute them before they can do anything.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:34 PM

Spyware not, I believe, and that can be as annoying as a virus.
It has been reported that some victims of rape, during the act, would retreat into a fantasy world from which they could not WAKE UP. In this catatonic state, the victim lived in a world just like their normal one, except they weren't being raped. The only way that they realized they needed to WAKE UP was a note they found in their fantasy world. It would tell them about their condition, and tell them to WAKE UP. Even then, it would often take months until they were ready to discard their fantasy world and PLEASE WAKE UP




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