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Old 03-04-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Why do you think the USB wi-fi adapter is ANY different from the internal wi-fi radio in a laptop?? The ONLY difference is the connection point, the fact that it's physically external and may have a better antenna. You are mistaken if you think that's the reason he was hacked...
Me thinks your sarcasm detector isn't working
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Me thinks your sarcasm detector isn't working
Probably right, since my Bull**** filter often fails to shut off.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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Probably right, since my Bull**** filter often fails to shut off.
How often do you replace the filter?

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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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DubyaM, you are right, don't listen to Skunk or NHDave, the USB Wi-Fi adapter is the culprit here.
After you get your machine cleaned up, make sure to disconnect the USB Wi-Fi adapter and leave it disconnected!
I guarantee you, you will never get "hacked" again!
Until they migrate all of their old data over, including the adware.


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No, YOU (and your computer) are the common denominator. Your machine is infected with malware, nothing to do with any wi-fi adapter.
Imagine buying a $10 adapter that ships with software that loads up and launches the adware after running x number of days. It'd be very hard to actually link the two together.
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