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The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by semid4lyfe(m): 5:12pm On Dec 08, 2012
This thread was inspired by my travails of Wednesday and Thursday.

My PC was infected by renouce/readme.eml & Virus.Chir via a flashdrive so bad that it was rendered completely useless. The virus deposited readme.eml e-mail files in all my folders and only spared the compressed files like ISO, RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP etc

The installed apps refused to run. You click on the Firefox, IE or any browser and nothing happens. MS-Word nothing. CorelDraw mba. . .in fact, nothing worked on the system.

System restore did not work, Formatting and re-installation of OSes. .no way.

To cut a long story short after extensive googling, I was able to resolve the issue and restore my PC to full health yesterday. As I post, I'm still downloading and re-installing some of the softys that used to be on the system that I didn't back up.

To SMS, Virus.Chir and renouce/readme.eml are the WORST Viruses/Malware to have ever infected my system.

What's the worst PC Virus/Malware you've encountered?
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Francheezy(m): 5:34pm On Dec 08, 2012
hmm....am very s0ry ab0ut ur l0sS.
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Myn aPpund wen i fest had my lapt0p, i needed an0da antivirus c0z my n0rt0n expired nd i uninstalled iT, (i waz stil a learner)
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Leta , i d0wnloaded 2 0da fake ant!v!rus. I INSTALLED 1, DAT one worked, i naw dec!ded t0 install d 0da 0ne, 4 max!mum security aga!nst virus.
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Afta i installed d 0da 1, my laptop froze, i had to rem0ve d bat3, wen i switched it 0n back, it c0uldnt b0ot aga!n, i waz x0 scared.
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I didnt kn0w w0t came 0va me, i started 2 press rubbish 0n my keyb0ard, den i entered, safe mode, i quickly uninstalled d 2nd antivirus chap chap, den i reb0oteD.,..mehn u 4 c fear wey dey catch me.

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Emmyk(m): 11:50pm On Dec 08, 2012
Maybe Armadillo... My system is hardly Infected...
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by AtheistD(m): 12:00am On Dec 11, 2012
WIN32 Virut

The damn thing was almost impossible to remove.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by sharpshap(m): 10:13am On Dec 11, 2012
Armadilo
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by gsmcoder: 10:16am On Dec 11, 2012
hahaha mine is out there causing havoc. cool cool cool
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by TeenageMoney(m): 10:17am On Dec 11, 2012
Browser hijackerr... grin gringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringringrin

Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Brainrex(m): 10:18am On Dec 11, 2012
Win32
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by dridowu: 10:19am On Dec 11, 2012
HIV
 
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by funshint(m): 10:21am On Dec 11, 2012
Francheezy: hmm....am very s0ry ab0ut ur l0sS.
.
.
Myn aPpund wen i fest had my lapt0p, i needed an0da antivirus c0z my n0rt0n expired nd i uninstalled iT, (i waz stil a learner)
.
.
Leta , i d0wnloaded 2 0da fake ant!v!rus. I INSTALLED 1, DAT one worked, i naw dec!ded t0 install d 0da 0ne, 4 max!mum security aga!nst virus.
.
.
Afta i installed d 0da 1, my laptop froze, i had to rem0ve d bat3, wen i switched it 0n back, it c0uldnt b0ot aga!n, i waz x0 scared.
.
.
I didnt kn0w w0t came 0va me, i started 2 press rubbish 0n my keyb0ard, den i entered, safe mode, i quickly uninstalled d 2nd antivirus chap chap, den i reb0oteD.,..mehn u 4 c fear wey dey catch me.
LMAO U̶̲̥̅̊ sure say na U̶̲̥̅̊ type wetin dey above or virus!!! grin
Francheezy: hmm....am very s0ry ab0ut ur l0sS.
.
.
Myn aPpund wen i fest had my lapt0p, i needed an0da antivirus c0z my n0rt0n expired nd i uninstalled iT, (i waz stil a learner)
.
.
Leta , i d0wnloaded 2 0da fake ant!v!rus. I INSTALLED 1, DAT one worked, i naw dec!ded t0 install d 0da 0ne, 4 max!mum security aga!nst virus.
.
.
Afta i installed d 0da 1, my laptop froze, i had to rem0ve d bat3, wen i switched it 0n back, it c0uldnt b0ot aga!n, i waz x0 scared.
.
.
I didnt kn0w w0t came 0va me, i started 2 press rubbish 0n my keyb0ard, den i entered, safe mode, i quickly uninstalled d 2nd antivirus chap chap, den i reb0oteD.,..mehn u 4 c fear wey dey catch me.
LMAO U̶̲̥̅̊ sure say na U̶̲̥̅̊ type wetin dey above or virus!!!

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by valdubem(m): 10:24am On Dec 11, 2012
the worst ever for me is Ditonivilkioo Malnut. Its a very deadly and stubborn Russian PC Virus
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by LeCoq: 10:25am On Dec 11, 2012
RAILA ODINGA cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by okparaugo: 10:25am On Dec 11, 2012
Staphyloccocus erius.

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by vanstanzy(m): 10:25am On Dec 11, 2012
Sorry for ur loss men. Mine was a trojan that wiped out my entire data. It didn't spare any of my folders, all valuable informations on my lapy were gone forever. Thank goodness i backed-up some info. on my yahoomail.
I fear computer viruses like hell now.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by crazygod(m): 10:27am On Dec 11, 2012
I aint a computer guru or wiz but my job requires me using the system every time. There is a virus (I hope I'm not wrong) called savira. It duplicates every file in the system. And if u click the wrong file, it will duplicate it too. Needless to say, the virus is so deadly that it damaged my hard disk.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Legit1: 10:28am On Dec 11, 2012
Atheist:-D:
WIN32 Virut

The damn thing was almost impossible to remove.

lipsrsealed
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by EyesWideOpen(m): 10:30am On Dec 11, 2012
What is virus/malware?
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by toluxa1(m): 10:34am On Dec 11, 2012
I have mostly been on top of severe virus infections.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Elgaxton(m): 10:35am On Dec 11, 2012
The worst virus I have ever experienced is BronTok.

That was about 3 years ago, since then, the viruses know me by name.

Dem no fit try am again!
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by toluxa1(m): 10:35am On Dec 11, 2012
Francheezy: hmm....am very s0ry ab0ut ur l0sS.
.
.
Myn aPpund wen i fest had my lapt0p, i needed an0da antivirus c0z my n0rt0n expired nd i uninstalled iT, (i waz stil a learner)
.
.
Leta , i d0wnloaded 2 0da fake ant!v!rus. I INSTALLED 1, DAT one worked, i naw dec!ded t0 install d 0da 0ne, 4 max!mum security aga!nst virus.
.
.
Afta i installed d 0da 1, my laptop froze, i had to rem0ve d bat3, wen i switched it 0n back, it c0uldnt b0ot aga!n, i waz x0 scared.
.
.
I didnt kn0w w0t came 0va me, i started 2 press rubbish 0n my keyb0ard, den i entered, safe mode, i quickly uninstalled d 2nd antivirus chap chap, den i reb0oteD.,..mehn u 4 c fear wey dey catch me.

If you skipped this post like me, like my post.

Guy either you have to format your system or you need another keyboard.

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by pharuk: 10:36am On Dec 11, 2012
Cant remeber the name of the virus, but i got blue screen... a skull,,, and that was it

laptop couldnt boot, took out the hard drive and i saw some ants chewing it shocked

Since then, its Mac all the the way... no need to install antivirus and goodbye to bluescreen
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Koolking(m): 10:36am On Dec 11, 2012
I had a virus called Raila Odinga. It was the most destructive I have ever had on my computer
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by J12(m): 10:38am On Dec 11, 2012
Sality and Virut.

Sality wrecked executable programs on my pc, I had to install two anti-virus programs Mcafee and Kaspersky to be able to use the system for a short period.

Virut is very difficult to remove, I had to download a special software(a virut remover from kaspersky) to erase the virus from my system.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by garrigangster: 10:41am On Dec 11, 2012
'Hassan Virus'. Changed my computer name to 'Hassan's Computer' and the recycle bin to 'George W Bush'. impossible to remove. Had to format hard drive

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by semid4lyfe(m): 10:44am On Dec 11, 2012
All these viruses/malware wey una dey mention have nothing on Renouce/readme.eml and Virus.Chir I tell ya

Renouce/readme.eml stops your PC from detecting the SIM in your modem when it's plugged in as the SIM indicator will show red indicating there's no SIM Card in the modem.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Slyr0x(m): 10:52am On Dec 11, 2012
The worst virus I came across was Raila Odinga

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by RedLight1: 10:53am On Dec 11, 2012
win32

but i know how to get round those viruses now
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by ask4double(m): 10:58am On Dec 11, 2012
Raila Odinga

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by abiki(f): 11:02am On Dec 11, 2012
Mine was a trojan. It was so terrible. It was redirecting me to useless sites. Anyway, the thing refused to go. I downloaded all the trojan killer in the world but the trojan was preventing them from executing. Finally, I read somewhere that that type of trojan will not allow you to install anything. I now had to download the trojan killer from another computer, saved it on my flash and transferred it to my computer. That was how I succeeded.
Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by garrigangster: 11:03am On Dec 11, 2012
Raila Odinga is also a very bad one. It infected my system and changed d password

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Re: The Worst Virus/Malware Infection You've Had On Your PC? by Kolade9(m): 11:04am On Dec 11, 2012
The worst virus that attacked my PC was 'Trojanorailao
dingaBronTok'.....twas so bad that it broke the screen of my laptop,melted the keys of the keybord.....changed the battery capacity....and filled my harddrive with Indecency.......mehn,twas almost impossible to removelipsrsealed

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