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Argh! This Malware! D: 10/03/2013

by Joe

Thank you to all of you who have been constantly keeping an eye on the site and letting me know of malware issues :D Without all of you and your great advice, I wouldn’t even know where to start getting rid of any malware issues! The past few weeks have been a hit-and-miss, trial-and-error battle between a seemingly automatic virus/exploit and myself, manually deleting any code injections that popped up in the sites many, many files of code. And, after every “wipe”, I’ve had to regularly contact Google to lift the site warning that they very rightfully placed on the site.

So, this is how it’s been going:

1) I get a warning from Google or my anti-virus software or from you and I check to see where the code injections are.
2) I go ahead and delete all the bad stuff and/or overwrite bad files with older, clean files.
3) After everything seems okay and my anti-virus software doesn’t detect anything, I ask Google for a site review to lift the site warning.
4) When Google gives the green light, everything seems clean and the site is back to normal again :D Yay! Until…
5) The malicious code returns and we’re back to step 1. And, I also pout :(

It definitely sucks, especially thinking that everything is okay after all that tedious work, only to have that work undone by some mysterious and annoying malware. After every clean up, I try something new to protect the site, whether via your advice or a Google search (I’m definitely no web expert haha). I like to think that I’ve figured it out and the site is safe but all I can do for now is keep my fingers crossed and remain vigilant. Thank you again for all your help and I know the site will get through this :D

I’m really sorry if the site has infected anyone’s system :( I hope the majority of you protect yourselves better than I do and I hope that whatever is infecting the site is as common and harmless as the articles that I’ve read claim.

Well, that’s that for now! :D You’re not here for all the malware talk, you’re here for the scene!

Enjoy Scene 19 – “Let Me Die”!

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OH FFS JAKE!!!!!

Nathan on October 3, 2013 at 3:53 am

OH NO! THIS CAN’T BE TRUE!

Tio Ba on October 3, 2013 at 4:00 am

GODS DAMN IT

nivella on October 3, 2013 at 4:04 am

Well, that saved me the trouble of wondering where I got a virus from. I’ve got it under control, though

Llama118 on October 3, 2013 at 4:27 am

I enjoyed the show so far, but rarer updates, shorter scenes and always more cliffhangers is not a winning combination for fan retention, cause it gets frustrating a bit…

geoff on October 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm

goodnes, no!!

Dr.krillin on October 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm

So much sorrow… and poor Smyth. Dude has no chance alone… I’m still curious about Andrius, though. It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with he and Cross.

Dylan on October 4, 2013 at 1:03 am

Joe, the virus is/was in the ads. Whenever I get a message about my anti-virus blocking a virus on the page, it blanks out an ad.

pmattheus on October 4, 2013 at 7:39 am

Yayyy! It’s getting good. It looks like the evil always finds an out.

Mark on October 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

Oh, son of a bitch.

Mike on October 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Don’t work, I don’t think the virus infected anyone if the person is smart enough to have an anti-virus. The Blackhole was well known when it became widespread and probably detected by every AV software at this point. And it’s probably coming from the ads.

Also, I’m really hoping things would go better from here.

Dave on October 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

* I meant to write “Worry” -_- “Don’t worry”, not work. Damn it, I’m wondering if I’m going dyslexic

Dave on October 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

so i guess victor isn´t as dead as we thought/hoped….who else could it be? aside from that, poor joe…and poor annika! i´d hope that maybe if rosa bites her and she drinks of joe, she would make it and still be somewhat human-ish

Peya Luna on October 4, 2013 at 8:33 pm

FINALLY IS HERE “I AM FROM VENEZUELA I TALK SPANISH BUT I LOVE THIS *-*”

Avengedxux on October 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Another good episode! Damn cliffhangers though, but still! :D I can’t wait for the next one! :)

Ali on October 5, 2013 at 1:30 am

Curses! I can’t see episode malware again

Nathan Explosion on October 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

Well I guess this explain that. By that I mean how Victor ended up in Joe’s head. The modifications wich were tried on him worked, it changed the mind by making it a living one, but the body couldn’t bear all that and it died. So te mind had to go to the nearest or must powerful host, Joe appaently, eventually spending so much time with him that it asumed to be the real one trapped in a fake.

And now that he was “killed” (more likely banned from Joe’s mind) he is doing the same thing to poor Smyth, probably because he is the more powerful that he can control… only he can’t have already forgotten his time has being Joe… My conclusion is that Victor is totally batshit crazy insane.

Surin on October 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

@Surin I agree with all of the above, but I thought we knew he was far gone out the belfry even from the beginning when blackeyed Joe/Victor had a penchant for wanting to murder everything in sight. And if Victor is a mind parasite…then how much of the jerkiness expressed by Real Joe was actually Victor’s subconscious influence? Anika expressed that while her brother was troubled, he was kind at heart and genuinely wanted to help people. Was she being naive or was Joe actually a different person before Victor infected his mind?

RagingReaver on October 5, 2013 at 7:37 am

3 things
1. I had to re watch the last 2 scenes, and I ended up having to alt tab while the music was playing, and I ended up hearing parts of it that I’d never heard before, it’s a really good song O_O
2. I forgot this one, will come back to it if I remember
3. I’ve gotten a new computer since I last commented, and I don’t remember exactly what my old name was, so if anyone remembers/can find it, I would be ever so happy if someone could remind me

Not Going To Say on October 6, 2013 at 4:06 am

be careful to make sure its not some zeroaccess malware…you get that u HAVE to get your computer checked

scavenges on October 8, 2013 at 5:46 am

whoah i can finally access this site after like a month or so… anyway great scene joe!

Nathan Explosion on October 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

If I ever get the chance to be face to face with the asshat who thinks its funny to screw with the site Joe, I swear by all that is internet-holy to curb stop the bastard/bitch and shove each broken tooth shard up his/her anus with lemon juice and salt.

That being said, NOOOOOO poor comic Joe!

hyattsminion on October 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

@not going to say, you have to give us something to go on dude, some clue as to who you where/are ya know, also you could look yourself no? Just sayin

hyattsminion on October 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm

@hyattsminion, the old name was basically identical, and I’m lazy

Not Going To Say on October 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

Capitalization op

Not going to say on October 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

Well I haven’t seen the malware or warnings for a week now. Maybe it’s finally purged? (Hoping I won’t jinx myself)

Dave on October 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

@Dave – Haha, I hope it’s been purged too :D So far so good!

Joe on October 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

For like a week I’ve been trying to make a parody of “This is Halloween” called “This is Malware”. It is hard. Plus schoolwork and stuff don’t really allow me much time in the first place. And then there is the new Pokemon game… Yeah.. Sorry. I don’t think I will be able to make it anytime soon.

Pseudonym_ on October 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Welp, GODDAMN.

Damian Dante on October 16, 2013 at 4:31 am

VICTOR’S IN SMYTH!!! His name flashed right at the end.

The Khan on October 18, 2013 at 3:29 am

KKKKKKHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN

Not going to say on October 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

A new update and I didn’t even realize until a few weeks later. XD
Great episode once again! But once again, agonizingly short. I also really want to punch Jake in the face. My character has powers just like Joe does, but instead, he has powers over water and ice. He is the most dangerous person in the universe with these abilities, since he can control them down to a molecular scale, allowing him to even freeze every water molecule in your body. Doing so would cause those molecules to expand, and upon thawing, your body would be nothing more than a pile of mush. Trust me, I looked it up. Thankfully, doing this is something he has never done because he deems it too cruel. However, he threatens to use it from time to time, and when he threatens something like that, he ALWAYS means it. He wants to do that to some part of Jake right now. Almost. XD

I'll Eat Yourself on October 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Lol @ I’ll Eat Yourself – “Trust me i looked it up” Reminds me of something else i read “Its true because wikipedia said so!” lol

Wayne27uk on October 24, 2013 at 5:12 am

Whelp! See you in three months! :D
Hope you get this malware thing seen to with the greatest of ease, Author-Joe!

Augusta on October 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Do comments get filtered here or what?
I left a note giving well-wishes regarding the malware thing, but it’s gone now.
What’s the deal?

Augusta on October 28, 2013 at 5:19 am

@Augusta – Thank you! I think it’s been taken care of! :D And yes, a comment does get filtered and awaits my approval when it’s your first comment or if the comment has certain buzz-words in it :D

Joe on October 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

Cool, good to know! :D

Augusta on October 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Well, Jake is going to be the new Cross. And as for Victor taking Smyth, it makes sense if you think about how the living mind needs a body neither living or dead. Smyth isn’t exactly alive, but not quite dead either. My guess here is Joe was a volunteer, and Annika has not seen Joe after that event.

It is unlikely Victor will get hold of Joe again. We can only guess what Victor can do, at least in the real world as Smyth isn’t particulary special aside from Vampire. As for Joe, he is in a bad spot also. Aside from the fact it looks like he attacked the colony, and the only ones that know better are Sam and Rosa. On the flip side, he has all his powers back with Victor gone, even if Joe doesn’t know how to use them yet.

Anon on October 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Great, plot twist full chapter! I look forward to future episodes in The Pocalypse!

Jason Full of ALL the Splendor on October 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I hope that Joe gets his memory back finds a way to bring Annika back and I also hope we can see victor one last time

This guy on November 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

major heroic BSOD for someone who isn’t exactly a hero I mean he does tend to do things for partially selfish-ish reasons but he is a bit of an idiot so yeah, wonder how this will go down. as for Victor-Smythe he will a peasant’s death and it shall be legendary!!!

??? on November 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

One month already ):

Tio Ba on November 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

OMG just die Victor >.< dammit I wanted them to be reunited but not this way T_T

FlashLite on November 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

ummm….any updates???

$a on November 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

@$a – Wait till 2 monts, then you can start asking for updates

Acrontus on November 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

oi fuck you i for one aint gonna lok at this comic again

die bitch on November 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

New chapter? :3

FriedPotato98 on November 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

so joe any news?

Nathan on November 21, 2013 at 5:12 am

y u no update or reply T-T

Marduk on November 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

Hey everyone! Sorry about not updating for a while! Looks like I may have some free time this Sunday to work on a new scene though! :D

Joe on November 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

Awesome, if you’re doing it live again then I may finally be able to watch it! I hope you’re not too overworked.

BloodWolf7 on November 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Anyone else still around? Pseudonym? Any update on this is malware?

Damian Dante on November 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

Yay! Right after Thanksgiving

weirdo on November 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

From what I hear the malware problem has been resolved

BloodWolf7 on November 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

That’d be awesome Joe! Been looking for at least one proper episode before new years. Coincidentally you’re at a place you could totally end a season of the pocalypse at

Marduk on November 28, 2013 at 6:07 am

I am thankful this Thanksgiving for Joe doing his best to update. Hooray, turkey! Joe, will there be at least a filler episode for this holiday?

Roach on November 29, 2013 at 2:26 am

Joe, about how many more months do you think it will take until the game is done? Also
Black friday:
Q: Why did the band have dirty teeth?
A: Because they didn’t have a tuba toothpaste.

Niko on November 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Working on the next scene now! Dunno if I’ll get it done tonight but it’ll be up soon! :D

Joe on December 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

thats great to hear joe! havent been catching up, but i hope that malware has been dealt with by now.

Bernard on December 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Huzzah!

BloodWolf7 on December 2, 2013 at 7:33 am