#1
Is there any reason? I can't imagine people doing it for laughs, but I guess nerds have created even worse internet atrocities "just for the lulz" (see: encyclopedia dramatica). And everytime I get hit by a virus, it usually involves spamming ads all over the place. Do they really think that it's an effective method of marketing by throwing penis enhancers into your face?

Personally, I think it's companies like AVG and stuff that create the viruses. Don't mean to sound like a total hippie, but they could create the viruses, spread them, then you would have to buy their product in order to fix your computer. The one I'm working with have right now is constantly saying that "you have a virus!" as many times as it can, and keeps saying that I have to buy THEIR product in order to get this fixed

But not every virus involves stuff like this, so there must be other reasons. So, why does the pit think that people create viruses?
#2
for the absolute lulz of course.
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dude, you're just asking for people to post viruses in this thread. hahaha
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Why do you think computer viruses create people?


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Why do you think computer viruses create people?


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So they have something to piss off.


And to kill them when I have to reformate my computer 3 times a year loosing all my music.
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Is there any reason? I can't imagine people doing it for laughs, but I guess nerds have created even worse internet atrocities "just for the lulz" (see: encyclopedia dramatica). And everytime I get hit by a virus, it usually involves spamming ads all over the place. Do they really think that it's an effective method of marketing by throwing penis enhancers into your face?

Personally, I think it's companies like AVG and stuff that create the viruses. Don't mean to sound like a total hippie, but they could create the viruses, spread them, then you would have to buy their product in order to fix your computer. The one I'm working with have right now is constantly saying that "you have a virus!" as many times as it can, and keeps saying that I have to buy THEIR product in order to get this fixed

But not every virus involves stuff like this, so there must be other reasons. So, why does the pit think that people create viruses?


AVG is free dude
#13
i think it was all by accident, a long time ago some guy started to have sex with a new computer he got, and he made them. and i think it was you, TS. conspiracy
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So they have something to piss off.


And to kill them when I have to reformate my computer 3 times a year loosing all my music.


I think you need to visit fewer really dodgy sites

I've never ever had a virus and I visit alot of er... unorthodox sites.

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i think it was all by accident, a long time ago some guy started to have sex with a new computer he got, and he made them. and i think it was you, TS. conspiracy


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#15
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AVG is free dude


They offer pay versions too, and they're pretty widely used.

But of course they make virus. And the government orchestrated September 11th. AND THE GRASSY KNOLL AND THE MOON LANDINGS AND AND etc.

All conspiracy theories fall down to the simple fact that there's no ****ing way they could keep it secret.
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AVG is free dude


Only one that came to my head, I have it too

But I'm pretty sure they have premium software that you can buy
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The one I'm working with have right now is constantly saying that "you have a virus!" as many times as it can, and keeps saying that I have to buy THEIR product in order to get this fixed


By any chance, is it called "Personal Anti Virus"? It took me about an hour to realize that PAV is actually a virus. It says it wants to fix your computer but its all lies. It makes up fake viruses and says you have them. I had to use a REAL anti virus program to get rid of it.
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#19
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I think you need to visit fewer really dodgy sites

I've never ever had a virus and I visit alot of er... unorthodox sites.



But the horses wouldn't lie to me!
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By any chance, is it called "Personal Anti Virus"? It took me about an hour to realize that PAV is actually a virus. It says it wants to fix your computer but its all lies. It makes up fake viruses and says you have them. I had to use a REAL anti virus program to get rid of it.


Yeah, I probably would've fell for it actually if I wasn't a cheap bastard and didn't want to pay for anything

And the "serios threat that we are truing to fix" was a pretty big hint..
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#21
viruses can also be used to grab credit card information and other personal information to commit identity theft.

identity theft crimes are very popular simply because it's so easy to keep anonymity.
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#23
Some people have used lines of code and viruses as a form of art, to mess with how people interact with their computers and take them out of their comfort zone.

I'll try and find links. Granted that accounts for 0.04% of internet viruses, but still
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#24
I had a virus once that was posting links to zoo porn on my desktop.


I was afraid to open the internet.
#25
In soviet russia, the virus creates the nerd!
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AVG is free dude

the free version does screw all to get rid of a virus, mine got one when i had avg...since updated to Nod32, best one i ever had
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