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

    35 vote(s)
    61.4%
  2. no

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. i am a dumb person and believe anti virus is useless

    10 vote(s)
    17.5%
  1. Cloudyhue

    Cloudyhue Certified Fuzzbutt

    Ah, thanks for the info.
     
  2. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    This is mildly off topic, but I could really do without all of those "scareware" ads that occasionally hijack the webpage you're viewing. Know what I'm talking about?
     
  3. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    I've heard about this... That's pretty friggin' scary. That actually happened to you?
     
  4. modfox

    modfox The poltergheist that haunts the forum

    no
     
  5. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    Oh... It's still terrifying, though.
     
  6. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    By the way... is AVG Antivirus any good? It's what my PC runs.
     
  7. Wristan

    Wristan New Member

    I've only ever had one virus(happened when I was 16 so I don't remember the name :p) and I took my computer to Geek Squad. It was a new virus they never seen before, so seeing as it took a bit to remove it and it allowed them to become aware of this new virus, they didn't charge me the 90$ they normally charge for such a service. I remember what it did, it maxed out my CPU usage, it may not have even been a virus and just some sort of malware running in the background and continuously maxing out my CPU 100% of the time. I was not really smart about computer when I was younger, but in the end everything worked out and my computer was fine afterwards, nothing was lost.
     
  8. I actually got a virus once which gave my computer a fake bluescreen when it booted. Want to know how I know it was fake? You could ctrl + alt + del with it up and go into task manager and kill it. Once I got back onto my computer the virus had changed all my browser defaults and installed a bunch of other software. It was so bad I had to take it into a shop to fix it. I was later informed by the guy that fixed it that it had made registry edits as well, but I don't know what else it did.
     

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