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Where does everyone get all these viruses etc?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by stocker340, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

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    Where does everyone seem to get all these viruses,malware,rogue programs?

    Does it come from music downloads,torrents,game downloads?
    I use the internet daily on many websites and have never had these problems myself!
    I repair PC's as a sideline business and I get plenty of computers to repair with similar infections and they never seem to know where they got them from.

    Just curious as to anyone elses experiences.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    That's a good question that could spark many answers. The most common source of virus infection is of course the internet...mostly by people who just get click happy and unknowingly will download something. Email and email attachments are also common to spread viruses. Peer-to-peer networks that have illegal file-sharing programs is another cause, yes. A virus spreads as part of a bundle with cracks and key generators. No matter how many protection programs one can have, I think the best defense is common sense. :)
     
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