Did you get infected in 2014?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Minimalist, Dec 7, 2014.

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Did you get infected in 2014?

  1. I opened up attachment in mail and got infected

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. I followed link in mail and got infected

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. I run application from USB/CD or other portable media and got infected (autorun & manual execution)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I got infected by drive-by download or exploit on internet

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. I got infected by malware included in legit installers (adware, toolbars and other PUP)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. I got infected other way (please explain)

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. I got infected, but I don't know how

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. I did not get infected

    76 vote(s)
    87.4%
  9. Other (please explain)

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I want to know how many members of this forum encountered infection in 2014. So the question is: did you personally (not your family, friends...) get infected in 2014. If yes, how did you infect your system?
    Infecting for testing purposes and fun does not count here - only real unintended infections.

    Please share your experience.
     
  2. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Some six or eight months ago I was searching for something on Google (don't recall what it was) clicked on one of the search results and was hit with some sort of variant of Cryptolocker.
    Got the screen that my files had been encrypted and I had to pay something like 300 or 500 bucks to get them back.
    Checked DefenseWall's logs, numerous things were prevented. Checked various files nothing I could tell were encrypted. Rebooted to let Shadow Defender do its job and all has been fine sense. So I answered the poll with "No" I was not infected.
     
  3. guest

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    No I haven't managed to get myself a malware attack yet. But I'm sure nobody would believe my statement without any proof. I'll get a scanner or two to validate my statement when I have the time for it.

    EDIT: Oh hey, sorry. I missed the adware part. For that category, I infect myself with those quite a few times, at least more than just twice.
     
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  4. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    Yea, I got hit with the FBI Block Virus/ Malware/ Ransomware Scam. Simply killed (sandboxed) browser process, and all was as before.
     
  5. guest

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    How do you guys manage to encounter malware? I enabled all javascript requests on dodgy websites and nothing happened. News sites gave no difference either. :(
     
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  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Sometimes when i want to test I go looking and have the same problem, never find anything.
     
  7. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    This stuff shows up in my disposable Yahoo mailbox on a regular basis. All it takes is to have your e-mail addy publicly listed somewhere. They'll find it.
     
  8. Veeshush

    Veeshush Registered Member

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    Probably not, but I did get infected with a whole new level of paranoia from the NSA thread.
     
  9. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    It's not paranoia when the threat is real.
     
  10. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Nope, not even adware. I'll be damned if all my layers were broken by a non-targeted attack.
     
  11. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It has been longer than I can remember since my computer has contracted anything.
     
  12. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    I infect some Dummy PCs to test Security software...;)
     
  13. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Nope, not since 2005.
     
  14. Trooper

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    Nope.
     
  15. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    None, going on six years.:)

    Bo
     
  16. wolfrun

    wolfrun Registered Member

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    Nothing here as well. Had something back in the windows 98 days which came about from using MSN chat. Had to install Norton back then to get rid of it. In windows XP days some idiots were sending me the Netsky virus attachments in Yahoo email, probably from some "friends" that I had added from Yahoo chat. Since using Sandboxie, nary a problem. I voted no in the poll for 2014.
     
  17. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I contracted a couple of PUP's when I updated KMPlayer on my old Belnea laptop this year. It ran Vista HP x86 (before being later converted to Ubuntu 14.04). Luckily Avast! was on the ball and removed them during installation of the upgrade! The first and only time a dedicated AV program has ever detected and removed malware on a computer that I own. I uninstalled KMP and went back to SMPlayer.
     
  18. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    Not yet, but there's still time left.
     
  19. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    2014 was like every other year as far as infections go. System is almost exactly the same as last year, and the year before... Nothing ever happens. It's a good thing I don't count on it for entertainment.
     
  20. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Nope....but 2014 ain't over yet :ninja:
     
  21. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I got infected by running an infected download. My memory is terrible, but I believe I only got infected once this year, which is better than usual.

    Maybe one day my systems will remain completely malware free, but in the meanwhile I won't lose any sleep over it.
     
  22. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    On Linux and did not get infected or if I did, I don't even know that I did.
     
  23. safeguy

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    From a visible standpoint, none that I know of. At least, that is what I would like to believe seeing there are plenty of other low hanging fruits - the odds should be in my favor.

    Given how stealthy malware/exploit can be though, I wouldn't know for sure.
     
  24. ginzon

    ginzon Registered Member

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    Nope..
     
  25. clubhouse1

    clubhouse1 Registered Member

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    Not for 5 years or so...
     
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