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post #21 of 31
Yeah. Please ignore my poor attempt at humor in my last post! wheee.gif

I've never seen a virus like the one I removed, well attempted to remove on my housemates PC. It constantly said everything was a virus, it didn't look official when it did. I couldn't load any program or even click the start button. Couldn't do system restore (I don't think I had a recovery disk at the time). McAfee that was installed would not load as the computer told me it was a virus. The was no unusual process that I could kill.

It was just odd and I could not kill it. I tried googling it, loading virus removing software via USB wouldn't work. Because again it said it was a virus!

Luckily my housemate had nothing on there he needed backing up, so we just wiped the entire hard-drive and started again.

Anyone else experience a similar thing?
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post #22 of 31
I had a virus that made the clicking sound effect play unlimited times. It stopped when I took it out of the startup folder.rolleyes.gif
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post #23 of 31
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That would annoy me eventually mellowsmiley.gif
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Somehow I got a virus that enabled some dudes to control my PC basically over the internet. Basically watched me and put me on meatspin and stuff, they probably thought it was hilarious. Eventually after a few days they opened a chat window and said that I must give my credit card info or they'd never relinquish their control of my computer.
That's when I informed them that I had control of the hardware of the computer turned off the power, safe moded, removed the virus manually and then decided to reinstall windows just to be safe.

The ones you don't know about are the dangerous ones - that was just some idiot kids trying to have 'fun'. Aka looking for confidence boosters by annoying people, disguising their terrible lives.

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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Jaju123 View Post

That's when I informed them that I had control of the hardware of the computer turned off the power, safe moded, removed the virus manually and then decided to reinstall windows just to be safe.

Ha! Now that is what I call a Crowning Moment of Awesome. tongue.gif
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The moment of Victory! biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 31
Yeah, the worst ones are the ones that you don't know about (remote access/keyloggers to be specific)
    
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post #28 of 31
I had the csrss.exe virus. It was a PITA to clean but I eventually got it. thumb.gif
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post #29 of 31
Worst one I ever had was about 5 years ago when I first started working with computers I think it was a Trojan, chewed up and stuffed Windows Vista in about an hour had to fully wipe the drive and start from scratch frown.gif lost alotta porn that day eek.gif

Then again it could of just been Vista tongue.gif
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post #30 of 31
My house mate got a pretty annoying one on his laptop, it stopped regedit, cmd and task manager from working. Among other things.

Got rid of it nice and quickly after booting into safe mode and installing some anti-malware, but never could get everything functional again. Ended up reinstalling the OS.

I've been pretty lucky with my own builds, I do remember getting that annoying shutdown virus back n the XP days though. (Or was that pre-XP?)
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