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Why would a laptop have 520 viruses?

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Okay, so I'm working on a laptop for someone. I run anti-virus on it.

This is what I get:
tonofviruses.jpg

How on Earth could this even happen?

Am I missing something?

Was this person just deliberately infecting the computer?

Its one of those things that when I looked at it, I just went blank.
    
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Lots and lots of pr0ns?
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That's sadly not uncommon for your average user who doesn't know anything about computers and uses social networking. When I first started going out with my girlfriend I checked their family PC and it had 15,000.
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Some people never learn
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Its not 520 viruses, just 520 potentially harmful files. Not that unusal.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;11824636 
Some people never learn

I once knew again that thought that thought it was okay to throw away the AC adapter to a router because it was "wireless" and even he never achieved this virus count.
    
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Agreed, as most will be tracking cookies now when you scan. But it is still amazing were people will go and ten wonder why their pc is acting up also.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;11824653 
Its not 520 viruses, just 520 potentially harmful files. Not that unusal.

Actually, I looked at the log file. It really was viruses/worms/trojans.

...and since then I've found 200 more.
    
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lots and lots of pr0n
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLER_K;11824684 
Agreed, as most will be tracking cookies now when you scan. But it is still amazing were people will go and ten wonder why their pc is acting up also.

yeah then they call you angrily like "This piece of crap barely works blah blah rage"
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