Infection Frequency

Discussion in 'polls' started by DigitalMan, Sep 13, 2004.

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How often is your primary system infected w/malware of any kind?

  1. Never - my fortress is inpenetrable

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. 1 per month or less frequently

    19 vote(s)
    46.3%
  3. 1 time per week

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. 2 ~ 6 times per week

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. 1 time per day

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. > 1 time per day

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Registered Member

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    So board members here in general have a strong layered approach for securing their systems and a good working knowledge of security risks - does it work?

    Question: How often is your machine compromised / infected by viruses, trojans, hijackers, keyloggers, worms, malware, adware, etc.?

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  2. MikeBCda

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    Actually my answer (less than once a month) is based on all the other categories except adware -- I'm not sure why you lumped that in with the others. It's irritating, but (with rare exceptions) not a hazard, and it's cleaned out easily enough.
     
  3. DigitalMan

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    Good point - just trying to keep it simple - not sure I know how to describe where adware ends and the others begin. Open to suggestions.
     
  4. nod32_9

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    Had my IE home page altered in 2001 by a porn site cause I was curious about the DARK SIDE. So I got serious and installed ZA, tweaked IE, and added a free AV program. Not a single bug since that time.

    Currently running ZA Pro 4.5.594, Firefox 0.9.x, and Avast Home (e-mail scanner only without full-time auto protection).
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    The only infection I have ever had was the blaster worm And it was my own fault not my security apps. This is in the last ten years. I thought I was last week but it was a false positive in spybot s/d
     
  6. Blackspear

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    Although I posted "never", there wasn't any other option, and this is for today, tomorrow may be a different story ;) Saying a system is "Never - my fortress is inpenetrable" is really not plausable, given this ever changing world we live in ;)

    Cheers :D
     
  7. ronjor

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    Except for a backdoor program I installed while I was just a tad green with computers, I've never had a virus or trojan.
    I had some adware before adware was detectable. I found this out installing old graphics programs only to have Ad Aware point them out to me.
     
  8. Dazed_and_Confused

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    inpenetrable is my middle name. :D
     
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  10. Dazed_and_Confused

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    If you hang around this forum for any length of time, it's hard not to learn enough to make your PC into a veritable fortress. ;)
     
  11. Blackspear

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    ROFLMAO :D :D :D
     
  12. Q Section

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    See? We always thought so.....


    But....it is supossed to be impenetrable.
     

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  13. Blackspear

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    LMAO, well done Q ;)

    Cheers :D
     
  14. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Hey. I didn't create this poll. ;)
     
  15. Q Section

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    OK, OK.
     

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  16. greyfox

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    I voted 2-6 times per week, but that's only the cookies I usually find when I run Adaware or Spybot. My husband and I browse for genealogical info a lot.
     
  17. justhelping

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    Since when were cookies (even "tracking cookies" lol ) considered malware? :)
     
  18. optigrab

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    Doesn't the answer depend on the definition of "infection"? Truly infected doesn't necessarily mean you're even aware of the infection.

    I "run across" malware less than once per month, but NOD32, Outpost and BoClean haven't let anything take root in "I can't remember when". Many months, really. Still, I never say never.

    I might start a poll to ask, "How long does it typically take to become aware of a malware infection?"
     
  19. ronjor

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    Cookies are probably the most benign worry you have while online.
    It is not a comfortable feeling knowing YOU are being targeted for advertising and followed from site to site.

    As far as I am concerned, under certain circumstances, cookies are malware.

    They are not an infection, just something I and a lot of others keep an eye on.

    It is good to see that Greyfox is aware of cookies and cares about what is on her computer.

    http://www.p3pwriter.com/LRN_013.asp
     
  20. greyfox

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    I knew tracking cookies aren't malware, but the question was:

    How often is your machine compromised / infected by viruses, trojans, hijackers, keyloggers, worms, malware, adware, etc.?


    And I put cookies in the etc. category. Can I change my vote to never?
     
  21. nadirah

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    Never - my fortress is inpenetrable!
     
  22. Hackersays

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    Never say Never.
     
  23. iceni60

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    once every 4/6 months or so, thanks to wilders :D ,and because im fairly reckless i always think im missing something, so i spend most of my time trying to track down a rootkit which i probably dont have :D
     
  24. nadirah

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    Oh yeah? My computer has never been infected a single bit for many months already. I protect my computer very strictly. It ain't gonna be easy for hackers to hit my comp.

    Hackers, think twice before you even dare to attack.
     
  25. Bubba

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    I've Never been infected intentionally BUT....I can't vote because I'll never say my fortress is inpenetrable :ninja:
     
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