Have you ever caught a virus in your PC?

India
March 6, 2009 11:37am CST
Hi everyone, Have you ever caught a virus in your PC ? If yes what kind of virus it was ? And if no, then which anti-virus are you using ? Well, one week ago my PC was affected by gphone virus. It is capable of using your gtalk account and it used to send crap messages to my friends. It was quite irritating and embarrassing. It made my computer very slow. Finally, I installed Kaspersky anti-virus in my PC and managed to get rid of this Gphone virus.
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9 responses
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 09
Viruses and trojan is part of daily common among pc user.. So we need to bear With it..The easiest way If you are plain web surfer only .. better get a machine with Linux...And you don't have any fear on viruses.
• India
6 Mar 09
lol.. I do use linux for programming purposes. But the problem is that you do not get enough essential softwares for linux. Happy myotting..
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
refer reply on top//
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
Is a freeware
@Archie0 (4672)
6 Mar 09
Yes i have caught viruses many times in my pc. well my pc has caught viruses like trojan, conficker and many such werid kinds but most of them were these two only. well i have a good antivirus mc afee which my pc to keep virus free most of the time.i even have kaspersky but i am as used to mc afee i did not like kaspersky, but ya it is also one of the best
• India
6 Mar 09
I also used to have Mcafee in my PC. But I do not exactly remember why I uninstalled it from my PC, maybe because it was not updating itself. But now I am happy with Kaspersky, it's little system-heavy, but as my system configuration is good enough, it's not a big problem. Happy mylotting..
@Archie0 (4672)
6 Mar 09
yes that was the only reason i could make with kaspersky remain in my pc, mc afee in my system updates regularly
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Actually, I had a virus on my computer earlier this week. I did not want to install an anti virus, so I just restored my system to what it was a week ago. It is now working fine. It seems when I install an anti virus program I have more problems than before. So, I was happy with the system restore.
• India
6 Mar 09
Lucky you. I was not able to so system restore when my PC was affected with virus, maybe because the virus itself destroyed the system-restore files.
@jamsam (70)
• Uruguay
6 Mar 09
Hi, Yeah before i was catching some viruses in my pc where i didn't had a powerfull antivirus ,now i have registered Norton antivirus and there is no chance of virus in my pc. Most of the viruses were Trojans and worms which was and irritating viruses and was keeping me busy for days to remove it. Thanks to Norton, Cheers
• India
6 Mar 09
Yea, Norton anti-virus is quite good for any kind of viruses. But I think it is bit system-heavy.
@scann33 (101)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
windows 7 was launched in order to repair all bag system that created windos vista, especially the fact that the pc was also very slow in opening applications. I think that xp is the best operating system created to date.
@skyblue (1300)
• India
8 Mar 09
Hi darkdesire_0 some months ago, i got affected from virus in my computer.When i opened my mozilla, the browser immediately close.I could not surf any pages through mozilla.Then i opened internet explorer to surf web pages, when i write "www.orkut.com" , a message appeared in a box "do you know orkut is banned..he he he he". I was totally afraid about my computer. Then i told this problem to my friends, one of my friend told that , this was worm virus.And he helped me to solve my computer problem.
• India
7 Mar 09
yeah I was once badly affected by a virus which created a new folder in every folder with the same name as parent folder ..... had to format the system to get rid of it . Right now I am using AVG Internet Security . Works fine with my Vista .
@j1106e (53)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Weeks ago, i encountered this antivir360 and it had a hard time. I didnt know what to do, Lucky enought that ive a good friend to help me with that problem. Now im using Avira and i love it.
• India
7 Mar 09
hi i have had got several viruses in my p.c. but earlier i used to just format my p.c. b'coz i didn't any appropriate antivirus . now i have avast , it s protecting my p.c. but i am still in search for a still stronger antivirus.