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I watch porn every single day, but my computer is problem-free.

Although, if I get a virus due to watching porn, then it's worth it.
Now that is sig worthy.

@OP

Happens to the best of us. For the future my advice is MSE, lightweight, doesn't mess with games, very un-intrusive, very simple to use and works better than most of the freeware AV programs.

While people like you generally run without AV for long periods of time or feel that they are adequate enough without it, here's a little tickling piece of information you might want to consider:

Virus infections including those labeled under malware, trojans, viral infections, and others are created daily. They outnumber the possible virus definition updates by five-fold on any given day. What this means is there are so many created and dispersed so often and so quickly, it's best to have at least some form of AV installed to aid in prevention of infection.
    
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To hear this from TwoCables I do the same though. Hey, I'm a teen, what did ya expect? The reason is never porn though, it's all about user error.
lol

However, I think the reason why I don't have any problems is because I always watch fantastic porn!

Ahem.
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The only thing I wonder about is how people fall for programs they haven't installed themselves. I know what's on my HDD and if I don't recognize the program then I don't trust it.

To OP, it should be possible to get rid of it, but **** happens and you might end up having to reinstall completely depending on what the virus does.
Well its not about falling for it? ( not everyone is tech savy and computer geeks like us) Its about them striking fear and tricking people! I had it happen to me almost 4yrs ago, i knew something was funky ( even then) But it looked like a real windows pop up and said something like windows defender or something! As soon as i clicked it i knew things were funky ( by this time it was to late) I am much more computer savy , and have had it pop up several times since , i just close window .
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I think that if you're truly computer-savvy, then something like this would never get in your system.
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I think that if you're truly computer-savvy, then something like this would never get in your system.
This.

I personally haven't had any of these and have been trojan-free surprisingly long despite the *ahem* not so innocent things I download, but I know 2 persons who've both fallen for it. Neither of them know anything about PC's and I can see why you could mistake it for a real program, but... If you didn't install it then it shouldn't be there whether it's good or bad.


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lol

However, I think the reason why I don't have any problems is because I always watch fantastic porn!

Ahem.
So the quality of porn matters? Must be some goddamn good porn I'm watching. It has girls in it, so I guess it can't be all wrong.
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This.

I personally haven't had any of these and have been trojan-free surprisingly long despite the *ahem* not so innocent things I download, but I know 2 persons who've both fallen for it. Neither of them know anything about PC's and I can see why you could mistake it for a real program, but... If you didn't install it then it shouldn't be there whether it's good or bad.



So the quality of porn matters? Must be some goddamn good porn I'm watching. It has girls in it, so I guess it can't be all wrong.
I like to think so. However, the stuff I watch is quite fantastic.

That's all I can say.
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I think that if you're truly computer-savvy, then something like this would never get in your system.
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This.
Setting yourselves up for one big-ass fall there.

All I'm saying.
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I think that if you're truly computer-savvy never on the interwebs, then something like this would never get in your system.
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I've seen 2 rogue ones like this in the past couple of months now. One at my job and one on my laptop. The first one was on a website (I remember name but won't post) while researching laptop reviews. Clicked "Next" link and boom, browser locked, and a fake popup saying McAffee found 20 viruses and scanning or some dang thing. I didn't fall for it because we actually have Kaspersky. But it was already done for. Had to have help desk fix that one since I had no authority.

Second one was from a site my wife visited on my laptop. She was trying to find Merlin Season 3 online. An HTML popup said something about hard drive is having errors and must close all programs. Click ok to continue. She's like "Honey, your computer's crashing". WHAT?! I saw here inching that mouse towards that OK button. NOOOOOOOO!

Luckily I prevented her but it was painful trying to close the browser. And I did a virus check with MSE and Malwarebytes, they both found viruses. Pretty sure it did its routine one just a day prior.
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you should perhaps change every password you've typed into that computer in the past month.
from another computer that's not infected.
and keep it removed from your network for the time being.
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