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Old 04-23-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Have you ever caught a computer virus from the internet?

I have caught a few. Dealt with them using programs from the internet or system restore.

How about you? Which virus did you catch. How did you find out you had a virus (and which one?) How long did it hang around? And how did you finally solve the problem?
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Nope, but I caught gonorrhea from a turtle. Bad times.
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Yes i Have and i used AVG Or Ad-Aware And It Took them right off!
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Viruses, yes, from downloading, but what hit me most is the crapware, spyware and fakeAVs when browsing the net. A lot of people in my environement are getting these lately.
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I keep getting them from porn sites.
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I haven't for a long time. I find that if you watch what you download it pretty much keeps you safe. Bundle that with a good antivirus and you'll be fine.

I did catch the blaster worm back in the day within like 15 minutes of connecting to the internet with a new install of windows, but there is a quick fix for that and it's all good.
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I keep getting them from porn stars.
there, fixed it for you...
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there, fixed it for you...
AVG doesn't fix those types...
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the old ones are the best ones
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Even that's prone to failure!
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