Anyone got a virus?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GRP, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    I haven't browsed anything odd lately, and my girlfriend hasn't (according to the history); has anyone gotten a virus recently? This was the only site I was on today.
  2. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    No problems here.
  3. GOG427

    GOG427 Free Mustache Rides...

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    All Quiet On The Eastern Front! That mean's no.
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Nothing. Haven't been at work for a week, I'll find out in the morning if we're getting hit there.
  5. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Viruses? Wut?
  6. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I had gotten one a few weeks ago, but it was my own fault. I was trying to play AoE III on my win7 pc, and in my desperation I started downloading anything and everything I thought might get it to work. I didn't find anything but a Trojan that destroyed my MBR.
  7. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Only a browser hijacker on an old XP system. haven't been able to root it out yet. It's been on there for a long time, probably came from POGO or some shit the wife DL'd :wink:
  8. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    my dick itches
  9. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    The only virus I have is in my sinuses, rather than my computer. I can't wait for the day I become a cyborg; then all I need to do is run an antivirus program to get rid of it! :)
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    We are the virus.
  11. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    on my mac? ha!
  12. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    On my PC? Ha!

    (In my whole life, I've never gotten a virus that has done anything other than just get removed by my AV program)
  13. Panzer

    Panzer Not a bitch any more

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    Torx you really gotta watch what your "interfacing with"
  14. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    All clear here at work, no issues.
  15. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    He forgot to practice "Safe Surfing"! Always put a condom on your ethernet cable, before inserting it in your computer's backside...

    On a seriouser note, it seems that most malware nowadays gets delivered by compromised sites or ad-servers. Also, never forget the possibility that it's a false positive. If your A-V has the feature of sending the suspect file for inspection, use it. One of Steam's CS:S updates triggered an alert a month or so back. Avira asked if I wanted to send it for inspection, and I said "yes", and two days later, they sent back that it was indeed a false positive.
  16. ShadowWolf

    ShadowWolf New Member

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    I have never personally had any that were serious... But being the designated IT guy for my entire family, and with my job (i'm a network/security guy now, but for many years was in a sys admin / pc support role) I have seen some really really nasty viruses.

    The ones that always get people in my family are the fake antivirus ones.... many of those get down into the kernel or even mbr level and are a royal pain to clean off as they lock down all possible avenues that could be used to disable them. You have to get really creative.
  17. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    A virus will often sit dormant or undetected on a computer for a very long time. Just because it showed up on that day doesn't meant that was the day you were infected. It could have been waiting for a trigger or you could have just downloaded a signature update that was finally able to detect it.
  18. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    my bad