>Win98SE >Spanska out of nowhere (probably from some marginal small game website) >suddenly everything fucks up >some star wars sort of scrolling text appears on screen >reboot >windows is completely nuked
the rest are some boring browser hijackers or rootkits not worth mentioning
I had a folder that when clicked lead to another folder and so on for 30 more times. I just kept double clicking on the folders to get to the next folder and it lead to an exe that had a folder icon and I double clicked it automatically and got a virus. It was pretty clever.
pirated a cracked copy of photoshop cs6 worked perfectly, no problems whatsoever, but it changed the system's default language to hebrew and I had to manually reset it it wasn't til recently that I realized the guy who modded the .exe was calling me a jew for not buying the full adobe suite
>>47353362 Once, I tried installing a Linux® OS, but it was incompatible with the processor I had built for my computer, so I had to buy (gag) an x86-64® processor to get it to work. It was unbelievably restrictive; Everything was pre-programmed and written in unfree languages, like C®, C++®, Python®, or Bash®. The programs themselves were restrictive as fuck, like Firefox®, or LXDE®, or Linux® itself. I don't see how anyone is able to call this Trojan "free," when it costs something more valuable than money: freedom.
>>47353569 And you're positive you weren't licking on several, equally clever disguised .exes that opened another folder with disguised exes? Like, just priming the head honcho for massive damage with each click? You know, like the guy was expecting you to get a clue somewhere along the way?
>>47353362 this was in the early 2000's >roommate is writing essay in word >letters starts falling off the document >calls me over >letters slowly starts raining >nearly everything is at the bottom of the screen >a little tractor comes and arranges them in piles >roommate reboots >windows is fucked
I hadn't seen malware on my PC in nearly 10 years, but a few days ago I fucked up badly.
>I'm a private tracker faggot >Every game or program I download I know I can trust the uploader and do absolutely 0 checks >Saw a game on /v/ that looked interesting >Can't find it on my usual tracker, odd >Check kickass and some other public trackers >Found it, added to the hundreds of torrents I have in download or in seed >Start playing another game and totally forget about it >About a week later I extract all the games I've downloaded in the last days to try them >Carelessly run the game >Game takes about 2 seconds to start with high disk activity >Suspicius >See network activity on my router >ALT+F4 IMMEDIATELY >Open task manager >Find a process called IMPORTANT.EXE uploading at full speed >Shiiiiiiiet >Kill process and open file location >It extracted itself to appdata, like most malware, in its directory there are 2 files, the virus itself and a file with a random name >Open in hex editor >It's a zip file >Open in 7-zip >Find a text file and a PNG >PNG is a screenshot of my computer >Text file contains all passwords stored in Firefox, Thunderbird and Steam, including bank account login, credit card data, amazon login, and so on >Oh shit it uploaded them to some slav! >Reboot into Debian because the current system could not be trusted >Spend the next hours changing every password
It pisses me off that Windows doesn't have any kind of sandboxing to prevent an apps from accessing each other's data. I know it's for backwards compatibility but still, fuck.
>20111 >have windows 7 laptop >trying out different antiviruses >install a panda cloud crack >my machine starts to rev up like a plane >try malwarebytes >it shows up as 'Salt2 virus' >wtf >it infects the whole machine, even in safe mode >keeps infecting and dropping random files >no other option but to reinstall
I have no idea how it happened, but I once went to some site searching for a porn vid. Had ESET 6 back then, Firefox, not really protected, general notion of what's safe, what's not, but was overconfident. Went to yet another site without a hit. Suddenly, Java starts running. Some web app or IDK, still got out of the site and tried to close the Java app. Too late. Got some shit-ass scamware, ESET can't detect it, Malware bytes niether, can't uninstall, PC slow as fuck.
>>47354394 guessing it was just a joke because I never had to reinstall that version of photoshop, was the most reliable program on my old laptop. haven't been able to find that particular torrent despite very much wanting to
>have a usb stick >2 partitions >1 for data, 1 for some usb locking crap >plug usb into university computer >get some work files >get back home >plug into my laptop >all work files are infected >format data partition >forgot about the other partition >run the usb locking.exe in the other partition for no fucking valid reason >Ramnit reaching for my anus >totallyassblasted.png >spend the next 3 days removing that shit
I like installing the lightest modern windows os available(so it doesn't take much space) and install as much shady stuff as possible, then try and restore as much as i can, the worst i had to try to save was some ransomware, but after getting rid of that some bizzare issues were had.
Back in the mid 90s I had been given a long retired system that had a gigantic 5.25" HDD that connected by ribbon to ISA.
I decided to see what was on the disk and installed the drive into a Windows 95 box. After a one minute spin up Norton shit the bed with hundreds of virus detections. I looked up the virus and the drive had a virus from the late 1980s.
Considering the original system didn't have a modem, and wouldn't have used IO to external hardware the only way it got infected was by 5.25" FDD.
My neighbor always had no idea about computers, so my father helped him out a little. At the beginning of my programming carreer he needed something again and my father thought it was good experience for me to go helping this time. He had gotten a bill from some company I didnt know and a file which was supposedly the bill. I didnt care (why the fuck would i be sent over for a fucking thing he bough?t) and told him we will make his pc faster first. he let me alone and let me look around >tfw pin on desktop: password for email: 123456789 >tfw getmefucked.com on most visited sites of the firefox my father installed >tfw just a shitton of goodgame games on desktop got some shit clean and after that he still wanted to look at the email >i was young >it was xp and i wasnt used to it anymore >file extensions werent activated >i opened a .exe he got by mail
>pc crashes >restart >"your pc was spotted for illegal activities and will be inspected by the police. if you want to use it, enter your credit card id to temporarly get access again until police arrives" >"i guess it was a virus. where the hell did you get it? You shouldnt have opened it, it was so clear" <- my words >he fucking believed me >tells him it need to be set up again >get cracked xp cd from home and install it
>all his data were lost >"thats what happens when you get a virus"
>be 3 years later >"anon, could you check my hdd? it doesnt work anymore" >it was one terabyte >i was a little more experienced so the first thing i did was shake it while it were off" >click clack >realise it fell down a lot of times >cant get it to work of course >"its dead. did you at least back it up?" >"no. but i was thinking about getting a new one because that one got full and i had all my data on it. i wanted to make sure that it cant be destroyed by a virus again when its on the intern harddrive" >he lost 1TB that day he is just an unlucky guy
Damn fucker took over the entire machine, forced programs to go it's way, phoned home like there was no tomorrow and worst of all every single antivirus or security suite staunchly acknowledged it's existence. I tried everything but in the end i had to wipe out the HDD clean.
>>47356820 >be me 13 yo >I want to be an epic hacker in that free2play shooter I was playing >download hack.exe from a Youtube video >only shows an error message >get in contact with the site where it supposedly came from >some guy adds me on MSN and tells me to try his new hack >whynot.bmp >it's a shitty RAT >starts to continuously open and close my CD drive >it wasn't until about 9-10 months later when I reinstalled windows, so for that time I've probably been part of that fags botnet >probably two botnets since I'm pretty sure hack.exe was one as well
well now I know what to look out for with malicious files
>13-14 years old >Horny as hell, just discovered porn >Turns out clicking around on various porn sites without updating anti virus database was a bad idea. Esp using IE >Get a redirect bug that keeps re-routing me to a site with Naruto tranny porn >wtf this isn't "big tit milf titty fucks" >Panic, this is family PC >Remove IE from start menu and task bar. Only leaving IE (without addons) to be used. >For some reason that version wasn't infected. >Parents need to watch video, so without addons wasn't cutting it >Dad's friend was kind of computer savvy so he found out the problem quick >Dad and him make light of the fact that I was "into chicks with dicks" >Thankfully they chalk it up to childish wonderment and curiosity.
I honestly got as good with computers as I am now because of the drive to never be in that position again. Now I'm the one who fixes people's embarrassing mistakes.
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