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What's the worst ad/spy/mal ware or virus you've seen

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'll be that guy and go there, but the worst spyware I've encountered BY FAR, is the NSA.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I encountered one and I don't recall its name... but it played audio advertising on the PC and nothing would stop it. I had to go to the "nuclear option" and reload Windows from scratch to get rid of it for good...
    My friend actually had the same issue a year ago. It turns out it was a rootkit, and we removed it with Kaspersky TDSS Killer. It would play audio ADs randomly.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Haven't had any.
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  4. #14


    iTunes, the first and only time I installed it on my old pc, I lost access to all my dvd drives, the only way I got them back was to reinstall windows. So now I never use it.
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