worst virus you have ever gotten on your computer

Discussion in 'Technology Talk' started by modfox, May 4, 2016.

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do you have a good anti virus

  1. yes

    38 vote(s)
    62.3%
  2. no

    13 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. i am a dumb person and believe anti virus is useless

    10 vote(s)
    16.4%
  1. TaylorxxWolfie

    TaylorxxWolfie ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!

    I remember when I was a kid, I downloaded cursor mania, and that also came with smiley central. I used to love playing with them as a kid! It was all fun and games until ads start popping up everywhere
     
  2. RocketExecutiveCypress

    RocketExecutiveCypress Lord of All Plants(In training)

    I think it was the worm virus when I was 14.
    If you're curious about being gay in a straight world, don't try to sneak onto gay porn on the family computer.
     
  3. darien

    darien Coffee Tiger

    I don't usually have any issues with viruses, but there was this one time that I had this horrific trojan that masqueraded as a free upgrade and I was dumb enough to install it. After that things got weird; my system menus and fonts were inconsistent, blocky , and screwed up. Sometimes a menu would be on the right sometimes it would be on the left, there didnt seem to be any rhyme or reason to where they appeared when clicking through menus to get at things. Some icons and labels were antialiased properly and others were not-they looked like a really bad mspaint edit. I lost the ability to control parts of the OS and settings and a number of features I had gotten used to having suddenly weren't there anymore. It wouldnt even let me change my window color and theme anymore. I would turn something off or change a setting and it would change it back later without asking me. I was no longer in command of my computer. Not only was it downloading and installing things that I didnt tell it to but i suddenly had all sorts of advertisements for crap i didn't want plasteted all over my start menu. It wasn't terribly long before it started shutting my computer down when I didn't want it to and I was getting stupid popup messages when I was trying to play games. I also found out it was spying on me and sending all sorts of personal info out to some computer somewhere. It got pretty bad and I was getting really pissed. I wound up doing some research and found that this malicious software had even fried some specific models of lcd monitors! Luckily mine still worked and was not among the models known to be affected. A guy from Microsoft said there was really no way to prevent this spyware from sending my info out and suggested a format and reinstall as a fix. so that's when I decided to get rid of the virus called Windows 10 and I went back to Windows 7 for my gaming computer. Thankfully it never spread to any of my linux computers. :)
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
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  4. Martin2W

    Martin2W Tombstone The Huggable Sergal

    Still so far I have not gotten any viruses. Please send me some viruses.
     
  5. Ralph Randall

    Ralph Randall New Member

    I remember every time I let my brother use my computer it would get a virus or some kind of spyware because he would download music off some Russian site. I have had to do a completely fresh install of everything more times than I can remember! :mad:
     
  6. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    But how do you know you haven't downloaded any viruses if you don't have an AV? ;)
     
  7. Don't - Download--- Notepad++ ------ From --------- UNSECURED ------------- SOURCES.
    (This message brought to you by the guy who straight up murdered his second personal computer by browsing the web for freeware.)
     
  8. Diretooth

    Diretooth Dire Wolf and Dragon Therianthrope

    There was a period of time when Deviantart had this nasty fucking virus. I was in middle school at the time. I first got it on my home computer, it would insert itself into any file and just spread everywhere. It took backups to get rid of it fully. I got it on a school computer as well, which confused the teachers because DA was a trusted site. Even after they figured out what was causing the virus (An advertisement), I'd figured out how to install adblockers. My dad used to blame us kids for getting viruses onto the computer, since I put the adblocker on the computer, we have never had a virus since that wasn't blatantly caused by me or someone else downloading something from the internet from insecure sites.
    Now that DA has this stupid orange popup thing about how they'd like me not to use an adblocker that shows up every two or three pages I visit, I don't trust them with their advertisements, at least FA doesn't have that, the adblocker detector. (Granted, most ads on FA are fairly self-contained.)
     
  9. modfox

    modfox The poltergheist that haunts the forum

    BONZI BUDDY!
     
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  10. Martin2W

    Martin2W Tombstone The Huggable Sergal

    Heck yeah my favourite virus, works well against tech scammers.
     
  11. Generic Fox

    Generic Fox King of Autotune

    The worst virus I've ever gotten was windows.
     
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  12. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Grandson got the flu while he was surfing on Bing but he's fine now.
    We just had to uninstall a few things
     
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  13. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    Dude...

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    i love jokes, puns, double entendres, innuendos and all that jazz but can you PLEASE post something with actual substance? i'm just as guilty for rattling off dad jokes as the next schmuck in line but can we at least make an effort to punctuate the groaners with some actual input on the topics at hand? LOL
     
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  14. stimpy

    stimpy you're not using Windows XP?

  15. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Well my grandson had a virus so we had to take him to doc's to uninstall his bugs
     
  16. LycanTheory

    LycanTheory Free to good home.

    The only anti-virus I run is a real operating system, a.k.a. not Windows ;)
     
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  17. RicoOfTheSkies

    RicoOfTheSkies The Eagle Who Sees All

    currently, I have a chromebook which sadly lacks in the antivirus department. Worst virus I ever got, though, was on an old laptop of mine. It was that annoying virus that acts like an FBI warning telling you that it will shut down your computer if you don't pay via a green dot card. I hate viruses like that because it's obvious that it's a scam. I mean, last I checked, you can't pay off a crime you haven't been arrested for yet unless you're a member of the mafia.
    Anywho, a factory reset cleared that up quickly. Good thing I always save what I write on a flash drive lol.
     
  18. LupusFamilia

    LupusFamilia Guest

    me too. It just wont leave me :S
     
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  19. Kellan Meig'h

    Kellan Meig'h Kilted Coder

    Being stuck with M$ Window$, you learn to be a techie, whether you want to or not.

    My brother-in-law, who is 75 (yeah, I'm old, too), gets hit by a toolbar or some malware that changes settings or hides them. He currently has one that when he prints, it spits out a "Pay Me Money" page between each valid page. I've tried but it's blocking a download of Malware Bytes. My Bro-in-law is too computer illiterate to figure out how to use the renamed copy of Malware Bytes that I've tried to send him. I'm going to have to drive down (3 hours one way) to do the work locally. Team Viewer doesn't work for us right now. Wonder why . . .

    I've also been hit by that Deviant Art advert malware. My daughter went surfing DA and actually screamed when the 'puter went wonky. After I got things cleaned up using a backup reinstall from external drive and Acronis True Image, We installed extra AV. We used our Unix/Free BSD machine to go back to that page on DA and actually saw the malignant code displayed in an advert box. Still took four of five days for DA to find/eradicate it. I copied/saved it as a text file just for grins. It was an elegant little piece of javascript in my opinion.
     
  20. Iriastar

    Iriastar Rawr.

    I've been careful so far. No viruseses for me.
     

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