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Guys @ 1130 aerospace laptops started getting motherboard alerts for virus'. Don't know how it got in yet, I haven't gotten it yet. Everyone in my loran class is getting it... computers beeping like crazy.


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Update... it appears that the crappy mcafee that they force us to use is actually updating itself with a corrupt file. It would only be an issue if you're using UND's mcafee software.
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See other thread for my response.  Biology affected by something as well this week.
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The question is... does und alter the mcafee updates when they receive them? Are these updates only going out through UND or is mcafee about to brick millions of computers worldwide?
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I think it is worldwide. It happened to all of our computers in engineering a well. I had to wipe my computer- I recovered all the data, but not software. I'm still rebuilding my laptop right now.
The minimum number of bikes one should own is three.  The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned.  This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

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Too bad... there's a really simple fix for it now. All of the data is totally recoverable too... well... if you hadn't wiped it. McAfee released a statement saying it only affected like a tenth of a percent of their total network... which is bullcrap. They also said the effects were mild. Which is true unless you were running XP SP3... in which case it bricked ur computer.

Idiots.
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Well, what we found in the morning/noon would simply get rid of the symptoms but it wasn't quite fixing the problem. Unless they came up with something better now. SP3 bricked my comp. My START bar was gone, and I could not copy any files into or from my comp. I still didn't updated my virus def on my desktop (I'm waiting till they get rid off that bad update).
The minimum number of bikes one should own is three.  The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned.  This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

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You may have been able to use a linux live cd to help copy files back on, but it's a moot point by now.  Sorry you had to go through that.
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I had this issue. Went to ITSS in upson to get it fixed, and they had a patch that brought everything back to life.

If anybody needs the patch, I have it (would post it but the board won't let me upload an executable file).
Just try and step to UND Cycling if you wanna test your luck.

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I had this issue. Went to ITSS in upson to get it fixed, and they had a patch that brought everything back to life.

If anybody needs the patch, I have it (would post it but the board won't let me upload an executable file).

How about you execute the file first, and then post it...maybe it will work  :mystery:
The minimum number of bikes one should own is three.  The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned.  This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

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Yeah mario me and my friend Karin figured out that you can still create compressed folders and transfer files that way. We were able to back up her whole system. Still... a moot point.

McAfee has the fix on their website and they aren't broadcasting that update anymore. (so they say). What a bunch of BS this whole thing was though.
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