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  • Started 5 years ago by Aleeve
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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

i know that they are very bad and can cause untold physical damage to your computer
but have any of you guys ever come across these?

EDIT: I guess they are not illegal as we have been talkin about them for quite a while!!!

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

I am in no way intending ot make one! you have got to be jokin!

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Aleeve, I can usually follow your posts but here I am lost. How can I educate myself on this subject?

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Haha
My friend tells me of something called a forkbomb

apparently this is some sort of batch file
that creates a file, that duplicates itself, so then there are two, that each duplicate, so then there are four
etc etc

and apparently if this goes on long enough, it can physically blow up your RAM, because it is tryinto do so many things at once!
follow?

so, i was wondering if you guys knew anything about them
the wikipedia article isnt very helpful :(
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forkbomb

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Never heard of it. A while ago someone had a virus on his system that did something similar. It loaded the CPU to 100%. The thing came from China.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Yes, this sounds quite similar

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I used to use a batch file like that for overwriting deleted hard drives.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Oh cool

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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me and my friends used to send things kind of like that to each other some times but they weren't batch file they were cmd files and we would write them so that when opened it would pop up like a 1000 windows and just freeze the system never had any problems though with things going bad and such.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Oh right I see
well this one is kind of a worse version of your jack, that is intended to blow the RAM

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

ya i seen that point. and we also used to see who's pc could last the longest before it froze. kinda funny for a while but it got old really fast and i wonder how the batch file could really blow the ram hmmm.. i guess we wait for someone who might know or who has actually tried it out.

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whs
whs
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Guys, This is an interesting subject but I would not foster on it for too long. Somebody may get ideas.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i'm just wondering it it would actually work because that could be really scary

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Ok whs
jack yes i am kinda interested too - could be exciting! :P
jack
if u have a v old pc for scrap
try it! and take a vid?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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yes i do have an old pc and a ton of extra ram

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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I reckon you should try it!

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