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What was the worst virus you've ever gotten?

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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me? The last time I got a virus, it was Security Tool back in 2009. Believe it or not, it was from deviantArt, there were other dA users who got the same virus like I did!
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pyrohmstr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Stuxnet. Blew up my entire Uranium enrichment facility :grump:
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hopeira9 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Idk exactly what it was, but i got it from the deviantart chatrooms. It KILLED my internet explorer i loved so much :saddummy: now if any program tries to open it, everything gets glitchy and i have to restart my computer
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And it installed without your permission?
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hopeira9 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Idk, i don't really know how viruses work exactly.
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DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Norton.
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RegSinfield Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Last virus that I got was a rogue (Fake antivirus). I do not remember its name, but it was quite deadly for me :P

But malwarebytes was awesome to remove that malware.

Now, I keep my antivirus software upto date and run malwarebytes (on-demand scan) at least once a month.

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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Malwarebytes too. Some recommend it as a backup scanner.
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I use Linux. :P
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Linux could get viruses too. Nothing is 100% secure.
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, but the likelihood is vastly lower. Never once gotten a virus on Linux after ~8 years of using it.
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alureon. Thursday. On my parents' PC. Not my fault. Might have to reformat the dang hard drive, which would suck.
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully they backed up their valuable files. When a user gets infected or hacked, people always blame the user. Kind of unfair because the last time I got a virus, it was a safe site.
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fixed now.
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:icondtrinidad:
DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear. Any idea how they got it?
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DFX4509B Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's gone now.
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DC4894 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alureon trojan. Kept making my laptop bluescreen. TDSSKiller took care of it.
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CustardAndPie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In January earlier this year, I got a fake antivirus that told me I had a ridiculous amount of trojans on my computer and wanted me to buy it. I gave my computer to my dad for help, took him A FREAKING WEEK to get it out of my system. None of my files were harmed, thankfully, but now I'm more careful.
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Security Tool virus did something similar to me. What are you doing now to keep yourself safe? Right now, I'm learning how it's possible to survive without an AV. Sounds a bit crazy, I know, but it's possible if I'm tech savvy.
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CustardAndPie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've installed AdBlock, in case it came from an ad (Though it was on IE, and I've installed it to Firefox). Plus, I'm currently using Malwarebytes alongside CrapAfeeMcAfee instead of CrapAfeeMcAfee alone.
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some would argue that IE isn't much of a secure browser. Firefox and Chrome are pretty much the most secure. You might also want to add NoScript to Firefox (or ScriptNo if using Chrome) because I hear there are now viruses that can infect computers from sites that use JavaScript. If you want an AV that doesn't break the bank, try Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast Free Edition, or AVG Free Edition. They cost $0 but make sure you get them from the official sites. To be honest, I never tried Avast or AVG but I have heard good things about them. Keep in mind though that no AV has ever been 100% perfect.
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CustardAndPie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank god for Firefox!!! :iconisaydanceplz:

I actually downloaded the (Official!) NoScript addon, and it didn't let me go on deviantART for some reason (Again, this is the OFFICIAL NoScript I'm talking about). So yeah, I wouldn't recommended NoScript.
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Strange, I never had any issues. I know another person who uses it too without issues. I'm not sure how I can help you but you can always do some research or ask around. Just don't ask a store employee who works at a retailer. Just because they sell the product doesn't always mean they know the product. All they wanna do is sell the product LOL
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if this was a virus, as such, just an issue. Something got into the system and I couldn't access the internet at all without a police scam coming up. I had to borrow my sister's laptop to figure out how to remove it. >.>
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I once had that too :paranoid:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:no:

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Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
The flu
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