Virus infested PC versus tech support 😂In this video I fill up my gaming PC with about ten thousand viruses and then call tech support representatives. The ...
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I had a friend around 2003ish who said norton found a couple hundred on his pc. I think this was following years of prolific mp3 downloading. I remember cracking up at the story.

It was around 70 and it kept going up I was like “oh shit”

edit: I tried watching this video because it’s a funny idea on its face, but I couldn’t get through it.

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Back in the day I used to do that for friends/family and I have seen machines with hundreds. The Kazaa and Limewire days of the internet were the most prolific virus spreading periods.

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I think that most of us have had in their internet history the unpleasant experience with some malware, being easy prey as newbies in a new medium. This exciting moment when you learn to type at 200 ppm, inventing a lot of new expressions, while the monitor does increasingly strange things and the OS says goodbye definitively, as happened to me 20 years ago with one of these crap, downloaded from a ‘shareware’, which turned my PC into a paperweight in seconds. Sometimes you learn in the hard way. Since then I don’t trust my shadow on the net, checking everything in depth, before downloading anything or opening attachments in the mail.

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