I am glad i have mac !

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  1. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Hey all, i thought i would share this with you.

    I was cleaning a computer up one day that came into the office about 3 years ago - I kept this log to show the customer and i thought i might share it with everyone here. But because the log file is so big i can not attach it but here is the total found Obviously with a machine this bad it got erased! it was riddled with W32/Netsky.b@MM virus !!!


    So the screen shot is the total found on a machine, this time it was scanned for spyware using adaware. I kept this one once again to 1. show the customer and 2. to recommend it get erased. This was a separate computer.




    so i am glad to have a mac. Anyone else had to clean someone elses machine and it's completely full of rubbish?
     

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  2. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    Yes, a handful of times a month. This usually happens when they let "their kids" use the machine. Considering it is their work machine, they look pretty foolish.
     
  3. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Adaware and Spybot will find thousands of cookies - cookies your Mac will also have given the same browsing pattern. It considers them malicious, when frankly, they're not.

    Yes - PC's can get Virii. There are also simple, free, easy steps to take to ensure that they don't. That's what I've done with the neighbours kids two laptops - and they're yet to have a problem after 18 months of use.

    If you're going and cleaning a laptop every month and finding it full of rubbish - the problem is failing to use preventative measures. The only reason I can imagine someone failing to take those measures is either ignorance or malicious intent.
     
  4. toolbox thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Lets just say " inappropriate webpages were viewed! "
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I've seen some messy computers but I spent a year without AVG and never had a virus. Just don't go downloading toolbars, know your torrents, etc.
     
  6. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    I gotta tell you about a guy from work, about 4 or 5 years ago. He was a salesguy who had a company laptop. He worked on the road and at his home, he only came into the office once in a while.

    He was bellyaching to our PC support guy that his laptop was running slowing, sometimes crashing, etc. So he came in with the laptop. Our tech starting working on it, then started laughing like crazy. He couldn't stop laughing, and it got contagious. We all huddled around to see what was going on.

    The virus scan found a bunch of bad stuff. The hard drive was almost completely full. The tech guy found that other than Windows XP, the rest of the hard drive was porn, except for the viruses! :p

    To top it off, there was a folder with hundreds of pics of XXX porn with him and his 'aquaintences' in it! :eek: We just could NOT stop laughing!
     
  7. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    Oh lmao. i assume that guy never came back to work:D
     
  8. toolbox thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LoL yeah or instant dismissal !
     

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