How many infected files did you find on your machine in 2008?

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How many infected files did you find on your machine in 2008?

  1. 0 (or only tracking cookies) :)

    55 vote(s)
    73.3%
  2. 1-10

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  3. 11-50

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. 51+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  2. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    I might better answer the question, how many infected files did your security programs alert you to before they were allowed onto your machine... because none made it, and some tried. :)
     
  3. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    None... Nada... Zilch! :D
     
  4. Creer

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    Zero is my answer :)
     
  5. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Avira detected about 20 (which means, they were denied access and deleted) all from USB flash drives plugged by third party into my computer while disconnected from the internet. If Avira missed anything, it certainly didn't make it through the shadow session of Shadow Defender or DeepFreeze (I had DeepFreeze for a long time before SD).
     
  6. blacknight

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    My too. :)
     
  7. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

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    I love how people say that. Not that this case in particular must be it, but the sentence in the words of something like: "I never got infected" is so lame as you can't know - you only know if the software you used detected something or not. :D
     
  8. icr

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    Same here too was never infected by any piece of crap viruses !!!
     
  9. Dark_Hanzo

    Dark_Hanzo Registered Member

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    I don't recall exactly how many infected files I encountered last year, but I remember few trojans couldn't make it to my system thanks to Kaspersky webav.
     
  10. demonon

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    I didn't got infected in 2008. However, I had to disinfect my sisters PC once in 2008. That was all!
     
  11. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    nothing.
    I download some malware that was accidentally posted live link in eset sub forums but i didnt run it and simply sent it to my AV vendor since it didn't detect it.
     
  12. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    May I just ask then what everything in your signature means. What/How are you testing? What means Security Professional? KL=Kaspersky Labs?

    Gerard
     
  13. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I don't recall except...I can say it is either one or zero.
     
  14. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Infected is a matter of definition. If a heuristic says infected it mostly means that the file is packed, crypted or protected, nothing else. At least 30-40% of those red alerts are meaningless. Therefore I understand wilders decision to not post any vt results in here.
     
  15. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    Zero. Some tried but my hardened system and security stopped them cold.
     
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