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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Machine on life support

    Relatives came to visit yesterday. As often happens, they brought one of their computers to be repaired.

    This was the worst infected computer that I have ever encountered.

    AdAware identified 58 Critical items.

    AVG identified 1580 files infected by worms.
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    let me guess do they happen to have a teenage boy?



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    let me guess do they happen to have a teenage boy?

    I've had some computers that older guys use too that are completely infected also. All it takes is ignorance and a "need" for porn. I don't understand why people are fooled by pop ups....

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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    These are retired people. This computer was connected to the internet for a short time, more than a year ago. Since then it has been absent any internet connection.
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    My daughter just got DSL after having dialup on a 2yr old Dell computer.Never has this machine had it's antivirus activated,nor has this machine had any of the window updates espesially of the secuity kind.So,like a good dad I went over her house to update the system to sp2 and get a firewall and antivirus and antispyware software thing going.Just as you mentioned efc,worms trojans browser hijackers,spyware up the ying yang,toolbars down to the middle of IE and too much more to mention.This stuff is so deep that it was too late with the updates I administered.Better off with a clean start.Dell has much to much advertising so I'll have to go something about that.
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