What has been the worst computer virus so far?

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What were the worst computer viruses ever, in your opinion?

  1. Chernobyl

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Code Red

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. I Love You

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Klez

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  5. Melissa

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Windows LoL! :D

    25 vote(s)
    89.3%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    well since these viruses don't generally affect Mac users...I voted for Windows ;)
     
  3. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yep im in agreement with eye there. windblowz is the worst virus ever to hit the computer world.
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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  5. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    most of those were baaaaaaaaad winblowz viruses...but code red (and windows) were the worse, lol there wasnt a way to get rid of code red i dont think :S but some how it all of a sudden dissapeared a year ago....
     
  6. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, somebody certainly has a sense of humor around here. Those poll results are hilarious so far. :D
     
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    finish the sentence game...

    the only way to cure the virus that is called "windows" is to .....
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    ......open trash can........
     
  9. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    good good haha
     
  10. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ...ask Shrek to scare away Bill Gates and that Pig-headed loser Steve Ballmer :D
     
  11. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

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    You are right, and I understand you are making a joke, but please understand that Code Red, absolutely did affect mac users. I do not fully understand everything Code Red, but it did attack Cisco routers. How does this affect macs? Some dsl mac users, including me, have cisco routers. So yes, code red did not affect my mac directly it could have affected me.
     
  12. Stike macrumors 65816

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    #12
    ...get a Mac! :D
     
  13. macmax macrumors regular

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    STIKE AND KROSSFYTERR FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. YOU HAVE MY INCONDITIONAL VOTE
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Chernyobl was the most fun for me.

    I was doing double-duty as the virus protection. I had everyone switch their clocks ahead by a week so that they would miss the date.

    Of course, all the appointments opened up right away and they each had 5-50 reminders on their desktop.

    Maybe, I should have told them to set the clock a week back...hmm. :D
     
  15. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    can anyone briefly explain what the various virii does to systems?

    just curious.
     
  16. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    is that legal? ;) it would be intresting to see that happen for sure. shrek2
     
  17. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    booyah!! exactly!
     
  18. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    rock it!
     
  19. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    u got some real love round here... u got my vote too.... theres no one else better and at least u two can say words right.....
     
  20. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Dang it, I was going to say windows, but then I see that it is an option in the poll. I thought I would be the 1st to think of that... I guess I'm not as cool as I thought I was :D.
     
  21. medea macrumors 68030

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    #21
    Are you saying that viruses are REAL???? I thought it was all a hoax!:eek:
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    #22
    after i had had klez wipe out/slow down my ability to surf on my windows machine, i voted for it...the others did not affect my pc in three years of owning it

    i got a new virus, which i call the teddy bear virus because it's icon is a teddy bear, is out now

    on a windows machine, go to start, then to find files/folders,

    type in bg

    see if the teddy bear icon is there

    right click and send it to recycle bin

    and then empty the recycle bin

    this "teddy bear" virus is one that lays dormant for 14 days, and then attacks the pc and so far, norton's latest anti-virus product won't detect it

    so now, on my pc, i have to manually search out this virus every week until the threat is gone...what a pain so i will use my mac for going out into the world of the internet and email

    i knew macs were better, but since i have been infected twice on my windows laptop this year, i feel like i may never buy another pc even though i am a pc tech:p
     
  23. iJon macrumors 604

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    from working at my parents apple dealer i see my fair share of viruses. we also tech work on pcs as well as macs. we never see any for the mac. but the worst one we have seen so far has probably been the klez virus. so MANY people have gotten that virus it is ridiculous. and even if you fdisk the hard drive and format it it is still there. the way we got around it was if it needed to be formatted we would take it into the g4 and format it to macos and then format it back to ntfs of fat32 or whatever. that seemed to fix everything. the klez isnt as big now as it was back in the summer time. just sharing my experiences.

    iJon
     
  24. krossfyter macrumors 601

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  25. jefhatfield Retired

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    now i hear the teddy bear thing isn't a virus:confused:
     

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