Favre Virus Spreading

Computer Security experts today are warning the public of a nefarious computer worm that has infected millions of computers.

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Computer Security experts today are warning the public of a nefarious computer worm that has infected millions of computers.

Dubbed the "Brett Favre" virus, this nasty piece of malware spams your computer with false and exaggerated Brett Favre content.

Favre news stories, articles, videos, blog posts, board posts - everywhere you surf, this virus will inundate you with everything Brett Favre. Is Brett Favre retired? Will he come back to "stick it" to Ted Thompson?

Will he play for the Vikings? Is he meeting with Brad Childress? Is he mowing his lawn?  Evidently this virus has conjured up thousands of topics regarding Brett Favre and spread these alleged "articles" throughout the Internet.

The virus is believed to have first been planted on several popular Internet sports sites. As unknowing fans visited these sites, they were infected with the worm, which then started generating Brett Favre content and posting it on web sites throughout the Internet. Within hours, there were over one million Brett Favre articles on the Internet.

This virus is also the first to use Twitter to help spread its payload. Twitter fans everywhere report getting flooded with tweets about Brett Favre, with some claiming to be from Brett Favre himself.

"Blew out a wheel on my tractor," read one tweet. "If Ted Thompson comes down here, I'll shoot him like I did that deer yesterday," read another. These and other obvious fake tweets are being generated non-stop by this hard-working worm.

In an interview this morning, Ronald Wolf of the the organization called C.E.R.T. (Computer Emergency Response Team) said "This virus has built an army of zombie computers, all generating Brett Favre content at an alarming rate. It's a dangerous situation and it's wreaking havoc with web servers and computer networks everywhere."

"Just go to any Internet sports site," Wolf explained, "you will see nothing but Brett Favre news stories and articles. Could real people actually be writing so much about Brett Favre? No, it's the work of these zombie computers."  Wolf went on to say he feels partially responsible, having identified and developed this particular  virus in 1992.

Security experts at the top anti-virus companies are working around the clock looking for a way to stop this virus. One of the problems, they say, is that even when you think it's gone away and seems to be dormant ("retired", in computer-speak), it just comes right back.

For now, there is no known way to stop it, but they say the best approach is probably to just ignore it and it will retire itself.

There is no guarantee that the article you are reading right now is real. Yes folks, Brett Favre has gone viral.

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Jeremiah's Johnson's picture

May 12, 2009 at 04:12 am

It can't be as deadly as "Ted Thompsonitis"....that's the ef'ed up nasty superbug that causes fever, delusions, and the belief that a mediocre GM with a record of 31-33 is actually doing a GOOD job....

It has infected this whole site, apparently, and many others....so be careful, Packer fans, not to catch it!

Please wash your hands (and brain) thoroughly after reading silly nonsense about how good a GM Ted Thompson is...

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Toby Hump's picture

May 12, 2009 at 04:25 am

Ted Thompson's the cure.

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 06:51 am

Ignoring it and not giving it any more attention is the only cure...

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PackersRS's picture

May 12, 2009 at 05:28 am

"(”retired”, in computer-speak)"
lmao

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 06:50 am

Made that up, of course, but it fit.

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Asshalo's picture

May 12, 2009 at 08:35 am

That graphic is hilarious. Didn't even look at the headline before I bursted out.

"or now, there is no known way to stop it, but they say the best approach is probably to just ignore it and it will retire itself." (Applauding)

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 08:44 am

I am humbled...

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MrBacon's picture

May 12, 2009 at 10:16 am

Installing Ted Thompson Youth Movement Firewall...

Installing McCarthy Game Management Software...

You computer has detected a file called F4A4V4R4E.dll, trying to change the Team Philosophy. {Accept/Deny] ?

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

Very funny. I click accept.

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MrBacon's picture

May 12, 2009 at 11:55 am

Woodsun.exe has found F4A4V4R4E.dll to be a virus, and has intercepted it before it could cause any harm.

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PackersRS's picture

May 12, 2009 at 01:34 pm

Lucky you have a great antivirus! I only have the McABush Virus Scan... It couldn't find the virus even when I pointed it out to him...

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Alex Tallitsch's picture

May 12, 2009 at 01:42 pm

Nice. +1

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Pack93z's picture

May 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

First run classic.. well done Al.

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thanks!

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rvltnmdk's picture

May 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

News Report: Greg Jennings takes Red Pill...

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 02:22 pm

As you can see from the picture, Brett took the blue pill...

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Jeremiah's Johnson's picture

May 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

This just in: "Ted Thompson has the AIDS..."

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Pack93z's picture

May 12, 2009 at 01:51 pm

Pretty poor taste IMO.. but carry on!

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Jersey Al's picture

May 12, 2009 at 01:59 pm

Do any of your comments NOT have "Ted Thompson" in it?

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Alex Tallitsch's picture

May 12, 2009 at 02:17 pm

FIrst, and final warnings for Johnson.

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Graffin's picture

May 12, 2009 at 03:11 pm

Really? I don't agree with em but what is this, elementary school? What else is off limits? cancer cool to talk about? how bout the swine flu?

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Graffin's picture

May 12, 2009 at 04:11 pm

Also, enjoyed the article Al, as usual. Think about the enormity of this virus if it couples with the Purple Prancing virus. oh boy

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