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I fix computers once in a while for friends of friends and such. Most of those computers I fix have viruses and the everage infection files for all computers I've done I would say is like 200~ while 520 sounds like a lot its very common and that's just infected harmful files.

After I scan the computers with malwarebytes all those infections are gone and usually end up with like 2-4 which are the real viruses I would assume and very nasty to get rid of them.
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Actually, I looked at the log file. It really was mostly viruses/worms/trojans.

...and since then I've found 200 more.

I've worked on a LOT of computers. I've never seen this many. The worst I've seen were about 150. I guess I just haven't run into users as bad as what the rest of you have experienced.
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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
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.
This post made me feel better about myself

I always double type words when I'm tired.. Not sure how you typed again instead of guy though ;x
post #15 of 39
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Originally Posted by captain_clayman View Post
yeah then they call you angrily like "This piece of crap barely works blah blah rage"
Yeah, at my work we have customers bring in computers all the time, some with really good specs and say this thing is so slow, it's a piece of crap, and they always blame the brand of the computer. Whenever someone tells you their computer is running slow 99.9% of the time, it's a software related issue. I'm like...it doesn't matter about the brand, just the specs...unless it's an emachines, those things are always pieces of crap lol. Also, that is a lot of viruses/trojans, etc. but..only real thing to do is not to bother cleaning that up. Just backup their data and restore, only option and 100% way to get rid of any future problems they may have.
    
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Ah, the joys of Windows... and ignorance...
post #17 of 39
Some virii attack exe files and modify them. Meaning, if you've got x number of exe files, you've got x number infected files which contain that 1 virus.
post #18 of 39
lol a few ppl are like its pr0n pr0n pr0n i some how have 0!!! so happy!!!!
post #19 of 39
After fixing my in-laws computer several times... I just got sick and tired of it and finally told them "tell your son to stop downloading adult videos and the viruses will stop coming"
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seen worse no lie after scan total was 25,000+ viruses... cousins husbands comp
     
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