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I've never had a virus.

 wow , you GE in real life too !

 

 

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only really annoying adware , had to purge system with holy water to get rid of it ... kept changing proxy settings

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I dont get viruses because I use CommonSense anti-virus


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I had cryptolocker on my laptop once..... I reinstalled Windows.  The end.


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Usually i'm alright with dealing with viruses but I think this one time when I was like 11,12 I clicked on a link in a YouTube comment and I can't remember if I downloaded everything but all I remember is opening something, the terminal window popped up and i'm pretty sure it corrupted everything and my PC then wouldn't boot up. I remember raging at my dad cause it's way expensive to get it repaired :P Not sure if this was a virus or not but it fucked it majorly thats for sure.

Pfft who still pays to get their PC fixed?


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not a virus, but i was fixing a pc, which had the recovery partition removed, and would not allow me to upgrade to windows 10 it threw errors, and wouldent boot from a USB! all i wanted to do was install windows 10... did it in the end


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Ebola virus that kill a lot of peoples in Africa. 

Wow.

 

My laptop has so many viruses and malware on it that I can't run anything that MIGHT get rid of them. Clean install of windows is the only way to go (from a disk too :c)


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Post your wierd experiences with viruses here. Tell us about the freakiest, and most harmful viruses you've ever had.

 

I like the one where the customer comes in and says "I have never gotten a virus before, and use common sense so I didn't install AV".

Yes, we knew the guy and yes he's a pretty careful and decently tech saavy guy. 

 

 

And he has a virus that completely obliterated his system. It cost him several hundred for a sketchy data recovery. 

 

 

Moral of this story:

Don't be stupid: Have daily backups and install a freaking antivirus program and run it.


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Norton

 

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I've had to remove a few toolbars from my grandmother's laptop once, but I think that's it, I'm generally pretty careful and I don't quite understand how my friends still manage to get viruses.

I also know a guy who has a machine running XP SP2 for backwards compatibility testing and he still hasn't run into any viruses on that.

 

Actually, there was a time when I was trying to get SpySheriff to do nasty things on a VM running XP, and I think I failed.


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Norton

 

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i strongly dislike norton, nearly as bad as McAfee, now theres a challenge try uninstalling McAfee!


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i strongly dislike norton, nearly as bad as McAfee, now theres a challenge try uninstalling McAfee!

I had that too. my dad bought the year key thing.

after a year it kept spamming me.. then I reinstaled windows...

I hate anti viruses


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I've had one. Just restored my system. 


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I had that too. my dad bought the year key thing.

after a year it kept spamming me.. then I reinstaled windows...

I hate anti viruses

tell me about it, to uninstall MCafee you need to install this uninstall that! its easier just to reinstall windows :D 


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What antivirus do people recommend? I got my first ever windows box a month ago, and having quite got around to antivirus.

 

There are as many opinions on this as people, but:

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/360072-guide-getting-started-with-viruses-antivirus-and-best-practices/


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I had one that tried to open everything in Adobe Reader, including Adobe Reader. :/


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I had one that tried to open everything in Adobe Reader, including Adobe Reader. :/

uninstall adobe reader? aha 


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never had a virus, but a few years ago before I knew anything about computers or malware, in my mind those such things were unknown evils that could devastate lives and destroy computers. I had two incidents where I went to a site that ended up setting my browser's homepage to a malicious site and locking up the browser so no matter how many times I force quit then reopened, I would be right back at the site without any option to go to a new site. It really freaked me out and I thought I was doomed. Until I figured out how to clear browser data from the program files xD

 

The first time was some ghetto site where I could watch old pokemon episodes. The second was some troll site called something.pitas (don't remember the whole thing). That one wasn't malicious but it sure was a troll.


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