worst virus you have ever gotten on your computer

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


do you have a good anti virus

  1. yes

    38 vote(s)
  2. no

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

    10 vote(s)
  1. Generic Fox

    Generic Fox King of Autotune

    The worst virus I've ever gotten was windows.
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  2. 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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  3. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?



    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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  4. stimpy

    stimpy you're not using Windows XP?

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  5. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Well my grandson had a virus so we had to take him to doc's to uninstall his bugs
  6. 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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  7. 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.
  8. LupusFamilia

    LupusFamilia Guest

    me too. It just wont leave me :S
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  9. 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.
  10. Iriastar

    Iriastar Rawr.

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

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    When I was much younger, my brother was looking at porn on the family computer and got a trojan on it.

    Said trojan hijacked the browser to porn, randomly created folders scattered throughout the computer with random strings like "8h78e4rhf gv78e3h4gf67" and once every few days would create icons in with Japanese names that did nothing
  12. _Hushy

    _Hushy Socially uncomfortable, verbally clumsy~

    All the common anti virus programs pretty much are useless, I just scan with Malwarebytes if I'm worried. The only thing that other anti-virus programs do is delete my keygens.
  13. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    It's been a very long time since I've had any issues with malware (I do a shitton of work with cybersecurity though, so I'm very well aware on how to avoid them) however, maybe a good ten years or so ago I remember getting an incredibly annoying virus through Limewire (like I said, looong time ago). I don't remember much, basically just spammed my computer with fake antivirus reports and kept replicating itself until I was able to wipe the drive. I do remember watching in awe as it just kept creating more and more files. Successfully delete one, watch as three more take it's place.

    Actually, that was probably about the time I first started getting into cybersecurity. It fascinated me that someone out there was able to create program capable of taking over one's devices like that.
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  14. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 The night is my solace; the day is my prime

    That one time when I nearly bricked my computer trying to screw around with different malware behaviors, because I had programmed the hard disk usage in my Virtual Machine incorrectly... I'm not stupid (as much) like before, and I now make sure I have my VMs set up professionally before screwing around with the dangerous stuff. How did I nearly brick my computer? I almost sys-keyed it, not realizing that I was trying to infect my native machine instead of the VM. Oops.
  15. MaikeruNezumi

    MaikeruNezumi Irritable street rat

    I remember Firefox randomly set my homepage to some suspicious looking search engine that I have never used or seen before and I could never change it back.
    I thought nothing of it, but looking back, I probably had something on my computer that made it do that.
  16. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    When I was 13 I didn't know jack shit about anti-virus and viruses in general.

    Ended up having a mix of trojans and worms deciding that my computer was a 24/7 party location. Whenever I started the computer and the OS came online I only had about 1 second to CTR-ALT-DELETE, fire up the system task manager and kill off any programs running in the background that was virus-related.

    After that I went on a 3-hour folder/file deleting spree, deleting anything virus-related. Both in the registry and actual folders.

    Suffice to say, my introduction to the world of viruses and crapware made me instantly get good anti-virus software.

    I am currently using Spybot Search & Destroy Professional. Tempted to get a dedicated crapware program as well, but meh. Will have to see.
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  17. Karatine

    Karatine cat

    I got a Trojan on our families computer when I was 11 or 12. I was so scared of my parents finding out that I spent the day looking up tutorials on a Kindle to fix it. I actually fixed it in the end, and it was probably one of my most triumphant moments working with computers.
  18. Cloudyhue

    Cloudyhue Certified Fuzzbutt

    I once had 2,360 viruses on my computer. I don't even know how this was possible, but then again, I was 12.
    Let's just say the computer didn't work very well.
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  19. Jeniver

    Jeniver New Member

    Honestly, the worst piece of software I've ever had on my computer is an antivirus.
    Other than malwarebytes, I run naked because 1: While I had an antivirus, I never blocked any viruses because I'm vigilant and 2: Antiviruses fuck up EVERYTHING I'm trying to do and constantly spam me.
    Avast Antivirus was actually monitoring my activity and giving me targeted messages such as offering a VPN when I was on 4chan. I decided that was too creepy and uninstalled the fucker.
  20. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    Sounds like one of those viruses was a fake scanner giving you false readings to extort money
  21. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    It doesn't take a genius not to click on virus.exe
  22. _Hushy

    _Hushy Socially uncomfortable, verbally clumsy~

    Love MalwareBytes, just use the free one if I'm ever worried.
  23. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    I had mono in college, it swept though and had of the dorm had it, and that was horrible...took moths not to feel all faint, feverish and weak, and I lost a lot of weight, like down to 110. Not fun to have, but that's been the worse.

    Oh, but computer ones! Huh, there was one that somehow partitioned the hard drive, and did all these weird things, so we just gave up, as the computer was ancient, and set it aside, thinking someday, we might salvage the music and photos we had on it...still have it, but as a computer moron, have never tried.
  24. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    What did you do, kiss every Bob and Mary in the dorm?
  25. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Nope, but there was a lot of weed smoked, and pipes and bongs passed about. Weed was just a $5 fine at the time, in East Lansing and Ann arbor, Michigan.

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