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Hey Guys!

It would be interesting to find out people's worst viruses they have had or encountered and how you solved it.
The worst I have encountered is on my sisters laptop, that virus that says it has been locked by the police. Bitdefender's Rescue mode cleared this up with no issue.
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post #2 of 31
Windows....tongue.gif

Honestly...don't know the name of it but some stupid virus in 2006 pretty much killed the hand me down dell I had at the time and the bugger wouldn't boot until I Dban'd that drive. There was always that lovely bullzeye malware back when I had the horror that was Windows ME. So many school papers never finished one time because of that thing.
     
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post #3 of 31
The Windows Xp Security virus comes to mind first. It has infected a few clients and family members computers that most of which I wasnt able to do a reinstall due to lack of the backups being done and not having Xp media center edition OS's laying around(still need to get that btw lol)

But yea its just a pain in A$$. But between safe mode, disable ALL start up progrmas in "msconfig", Malware Bytes, Superantispyware, and AVG that seems to do the trick.
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Had one on work computer that IT had issues with for a few months. It kept reintalling itself. Not sure what it was though. They finally figured it out. Had to do some IE options changes among other things i dont remember seeing.
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post #5 of 31
SpySheriff back in 2006. I mistyped google as goggle and it came up and installed it. It trashed the Compaq Presario P4 computer we had. Or, was it an Athlon X2 machine? Meh, IDK.
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post #6 of 31
The worst virus ever was of my own doing. I was 13 when this happened I think, so not much skill.
I had been fiddling around with custom themes in XP and I ended up changing my theme to one that did not exist on my computer. I had deleted it, but the option was still there. Everything went black. Shortcuts, menus, the desktop, everything. After about an hour of guessing where I was clicking and another computer for reference, I got the default theme back.

Worst virus I haven't come across? Stuxnet.
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post #7 of 31
Had one sneak into my flash

Damm thing was used to steal my creadit card info when i tried order pizza online

Lost a lot money on that but got everything back 2 weeks later

Lesson learned from that always keep your antivirus software updated
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post #8 of 31
I dunno, had to visit the clinic in my younger, more care free days - dealt with, with cream


J/K tongue.gif



I don't think my own hardware has ever had a virus *touch wood* but some of the PCs I've cleaned up for work have been pretty bad. If there's definitely an infection, I tend to err towards a format and clean install, it's the only way to be sure wink.gif
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post #9 of 31
I had a nasty rootkit once, I fixed with Kaspersky, combofix, and booting MS DOS to run the fix mbr command.

Not really a virus, but the most trouble I've ever had was with my laptop last year. It wouldn't boot and the whole system would hang whenever I did anything with the hard drive, I couldn't boot or run a disk check from the bios. So one of my troubleshooting steps was to clear cmos by removing the battery. Well what do ya know, that triggered Intel Anti-theft security, totally locking the machine. I couldn't get it unlocked, my passwords and server tokens weren't working. I finally got the motherboard replaced (under warranty thank god) by telling them I accidentally busted a USB port.
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post #10 of 31
Speaking of viruses I just got one on my flash drive when I inserted it into one of the universities computers. It took all of my folders and changed them into shortcuts. I've tried going into command prompt and running Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

But this doesn't work anyone have any ideas?
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