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Have you ever had a virus?

Discussion in 'White Hat Section' started by Forever, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. Forever

    Forever New Member

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    I've dealt with them on numerous occasions, and it seems they're only becoming more and more of a pain. I had a computer that I had a friend fix and apparently the virus hid in a few files and basically overflooded the computer and caused the computer to scorch and actually catch on fire a bit, but nothing happened.

    What about you, have you ever had a virus?
     
  2. DarkReaper

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    Yes several times and they are a pain in the butt I had to format my hard drive and re-install Windows a few times.
     
  3. NecroWolf

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    Many many times unfortunately.
     
  4. Timothy

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    And the secret to not getting them is to not open attachments or visit websites that are questionable or are flagged by your anti-virus program.
     
  5. David Smith

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    No I have Norton which clears all my viruses and stuff like that thankfully
     
  6. NecroWolf

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    Most of my viruses were before internet was even available, but I see what you mean.
     
  7. ChattyLad

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    I once was looking at *ahem* pictures of female nudity and suddenly got that Police thing where it goes Give me £100 to get rid of this'.

    Shut down the laptop right there and then. Never touched it again for at least 5 months. When I eventually used it again the notice had gone. #Phew
     
  8. illustrious

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    Various viruses. At least 5-7.
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    "Norton"
    "Clears all viruses"
    Ha.
    Haha. Hilarious
     
  9. Canadian Geek

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    A few times. Only one or two wrecked my computers. The others were just small and I got rid of them.
     
  10. Timothy

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    Imagine having a comp full of work crashing because of a virus. I learned after that one to back up every day.
     
  11. GamerTechz

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    Umm I had alerts from my antivirus that I had some trojans, so I hope I dont have any of them :)
     
  12. iRhys

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    Hasn't everybody? Haha, probably not but personally I have had a LOT of viruses. This is usually my own fault though.
     
  13. kingcool52

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    I've had quite a few viruses and the worst yet easiest to get rid of was a Metropolitan Police scam where a blue screen appeared on my screen accussing me of viewing indecent images and requesting me to pay like £100 and they would take me off the record. A quick system restore and it disappeared :D
     
  14. snappy

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    I've only had a virus once, it wasn't too bad. I was pretty confused on to what I should do. It was my very first virus and I was pretty terrified on what would happen. This happened to me around 2 years ago when I first got my computer. I easily went on the internet and searched for help, after reading around 2-3 articles all agreeing with each other, I proceeded with removing the virus. Never had a virus ever since that incident, thankfully.
     
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    I had a plethora of viruses on my PC where I had to format computer from scratch a few times.
    Now that I have a iMac never ever had a virus, thank goodness.
     
  16. Fullmoon

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    I have Norton and I can tell you they have vastly improved over the last couple of years!
    I've had it for about 3 years now, it's picked up all viruses and cleared them.
     
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    Geez I should get it then instead of McAfee which won't do anything but try and get me to pay 50 quid to defend my PC.
     
  18. Capricorn

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    yeah my computer have millions of virus. i will format my hard drive in next few days.
     
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    Nope, my computer has never been attacked by one, yet...Hope it never does either. xD
     
  20. Cleopatra

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    Many times
    Because of virused usb or downloads
     

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