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Obiwan
Go Cards !!
+196|5873|The Ville
I had punters back in the day from AOL. "stupid I know" I used it ounce and it completely demolished my system erasing everything on my hard drive and leaving the program it self only. Guess it was programmed to back fire on the user so in theory I got what I deserved.
13urnzz
Banned
+5,830|5675

Windows Millennium
CC-Marley
Member
+407|6007
Never had a virus that I know of.  I've had anti-virus block a few over the years I think..
Defiance
Member
+438|5849

Had an autorun virus on a flash drive that copied itself to my system and disabled viewing of hidden files and extensions. Not much safe mode trickery later, it was gone. I don't recall ever having a really serious one.
TravisC555
Member
+118|5397|Cox Convention Center, OK
I've had a couple viruses over the years, nothing major like erasing all my stuff though. Don't think I have had one this year.

Last edited by TravisC555 (2010-10-11 15:50:33)

Zimmer
Un Moderador
+1,688|5934|Scotland

Never had anything but 1 trojan back in the day when people thought they were "cool".
{B-T}<babacanosh>
Member
+31|5780
Norton Antivirus
jsnipy
...
+3,275|5701|...

burnzz wrote:

Windows Millennium
this
killer21
Because f*ck you that's why.
+400|5769|Reisterstown, MD

burnzz wrote:

Windows Millennium
^This
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,765|5284|eXtreme to the maX
Conficker I think. Just wrote off the hard-drive and started again.

That and windows/office genuine advantage....
Birds Aren't Real
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,721|5915|Oxferd Ohire
some popup virus
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5375|Winland

The only virus I can remember catching, was a predecessor to all the fake anti-virus programs of today. I got it from a bad illegal copy of Windows XP, one without service packs. It used the Messenger service to pop up a fake virus message, and proceeded to redirect you to some shady website when you clicked OK. Wasn't so bad, and I got rid of it in no-time, since I used anti-virus software back then.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
-Whiteroom-
Pineapplewhat
+572|5837|BC, Canada
I cant remember If I had any bad ones, have dealt with a few peoples fake antivirus ones though, those are annoying.
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,760|5331|what

Dilbert_X wrote:

Conficker I think. Just wrote off the hard-drive and started again.

That and windows/office genuine advantage....
More like genuine DISadvantage.

Amirite folks?
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,765|5284|eXtreme to the maX
The funniest was the email which told people to delete a dll and restart - so many people in my company got caught by that, especially the plant in Devon

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2010-10-12 05:16:44)

Birds Aren't Real
jord
Member
+2,382|5856|The North, beyond the wall.
I had a fake anti virus that I mustve got when I downloaded that paris hilton porn, a double mistake. No matter what you clicked it'd link you to some paying site. Think I reformatted...
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,765|5284|eXtreme to the maX
Come to think of it I had the anti-virus thing too.
Birds Aren't Real
ghettoperson
Member
+1,943|5827

I don't recall ever having a virus beyond maybe the odd bit of spyware.
Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5649
annoying browser hijackers back in the very early days. more of a pain because i was on dial-up and so downloading the (then rudimentary) 'free' AV's would take forever, often to no success. just ended up reformatting because there was more shit than worth it and i didn't particularly have many files/games to lose back then, anyway.

mac now... no viruses forever innit
libertarian benefit collector - anti-academic super-intellectual. http://mixlr.com/the-little-phrase/
Benzin
Member
+576|5177
I had a really nasty rootkit that infected both my computers last year. It took my three days to figure out it was spreading over the network and how to really get rid of it. Took a while, but I killed it.
liquidat0r
wtf.
+2,223|5805|UK
I don't recall ever having a virus that actually affected my computer usage. Various virus checks occasionally let me know that I've got some trojans or similar, but they never actually seemed to do anything.

I have dealt with viruses on other people's computers for them, though. Usually just stuff creating porn pop-ups and generally bottlenecking the system. I'd either spend a few hours getting rid of it or just wipe the hard drives and start over.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,627|4966|Catherine Black
Just reformatted from one. No idea how I got it, everything I downloaded was from trusted sources, and I couldn't get anything to get rid of it. Malwarebytes found it multiple times, but couldn't get rid of it. I tried deleting it myself but it just replicated itself. I planned to reformat soon anyway so I was just like meh.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
Defiance
Member
+438|5849

Uzique wrote:

mac now... no viruses forever innit
/Boiling blood.
13urnzz
Banned
+5,830|5675

Finray wrote:

No idea how I got it, everything I downloaded was from trusted sources,
nice.
killer21
Because f*ck you that's why.
+400|5769|Reisterstown, MD

Finray wrote:

Just reformatted from one. No idea how I got it, everything I downloaded was from trusted sources, and I couldn't get anything to get rid of it. Malwarebytes found it multiple times, but couldn't get rid of it. I tried deleting it myself but it just replicated itself. I planned to reformat soon anyway so I was just like meh.
Sounds like it was in the registry.  If you get a virus there, you can forget it and just reformat as that is almost impossible to find every related file containing the virus or malware.

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