At 4/29/12 01:46 PM, Gimmick wrote:
At 4/28/12 02:51 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote:
I watched This under judgement and I'm worried it might've given me a virus, because it kept making a print screen pop up. It forced me to restart my computer because I was unable to close it. Was it a virus?Well I don't think it gave you a virus, because I'm pretty sure in flash you can copy something to a clipboard, but I don't really know. I wish I was around to view it, and see if the antivirus I had registered it as a virus.
What you experienced was known as a "replication attack" - where a fairly benign piece of code (such as a print screen request) is started, and upon exit (clicking on "X" to close the window), TWO copies of it are loaded into memory. It's like a hydra - the more print-screen windows you kill, the more they stack up in ram. If you could get to Task Manager and look at all of the copies running - and kill them immediately using TM instead of "X"ing them out, then they won't spread.
Annoying as hell - more like a stupid practical joke - but generally not viral.
What troubles me most is that we have many brilliant young minds out there - and some of them choose to waste their talents on childish crap like this. They need some sense knocked into them, that's for sure.