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is this the most annoying piece of malware in history?

Nava Shield

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Historically, no.

In modern times, Google Chrome is the worst piece of malware, since it's literally spyware and even security and antivirus companies try to push it on you. Integrity? What's that? Fuck you, Avast.

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Hi yes please let me know what you think of this video my email is [email protected]

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>>42083978
Who is going to keep software they are not using installed for that many years though?

You deserve what you get if you installed this haha.

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>>42083980
a rather good point

Just what in the f is malware anymore? Is it the intentionally designed back doors in otherwise standard software and equipment?

Are some iterations of DRM malware? (literally yes, plus sony rootkits lol)

One of the most notorious pieces of software in recent times, WannaCrypt, isn't even really ransomware. Its 'wipeware' (uses system's own functions against it) acting as ransomware would.

Thank goodness for GDPR though. Its at least drawing a line in the sand. Hell my company has two paragraphs in their privacy statement about how they protect your data from the US government (even while using their infrastructure). Not trading in PI is the best practice and you have to go far away from the US to get that.

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>>42083980
lol bonzi buddy

always a funny one

>>42083982
it's suppose to trigger sooner i assume

i think it's because the guy kept on messing with it

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>>42083984
You sure know a lot of acronyms.

What company? Actually thats a stupid question.

What do they do?

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>>42083985
That would make more sense.

Do things like this still exist? Whos downloading random programs?

Then again this is the kind of stuff that comes bundled from places like Cnet i guess. I have a friend who swears by Cnet because "his computer friend told him only go there" .... like 16 years ago haha.

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>>42083988
not so much these days as it seems

some people will download known malware and use it in VM's

it's a VM so who cares if that gets infected

so they usually test that in that environment to see what it does

and cnet is usually fine so long as you take the ticks out of baggage software it tries to install

thats why when installing software its a good idea to do the "advanced install"

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>>42083986
they sell software

its kind of funny, their software is approved for usage / purchase by US government agencies because its quite secure and doesn't collect PI (personal information)

The clause about protecting your data from the same is not 100% explicitly stated but the devs tell me its there just for that reason. They cooperate with legal entities and will relinquish what they do have in the right circumstance, but they dont collect PI and what they do collect is quite limited, like protocol handshakes on their own server made by the apps.

They dont even keep logs of much else. Have to have the end user pull logs from the app if you want them at all.

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>>42083989
Idk... Cnet got too... Tricky with there packaging of software, the average user isnt going to do an "advanced" install because they would be scared of that word haha. So i just tell people to avoid it. But you are right, if you know how to navigate through that crap you end up getting what you asked for, but it still seems like a shady place now.

>>42083990
>they sell software
Sell and develop too i assume.

What kind of software? Phone or PC or both?

Companies that dont try to collect every piece of personal info from you are getting far and few between.

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>>42083993
yeah, most people just click "next" through all of it without realizing they install crapware

it's sad that these sites do this

but i guess thats how it is

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>>42083994
Mucho dinero in letting people package their software with that "free" download haha.

And there are plenty of people out there who will think that antivirus alert was something that was suppose to be there.

Every time I visit my mom there is at least 40 min dedicated to taking crap off her computer...

So i guess i answered my own question, who is just downloading random programs? Moms.

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>>42083998
yeah, its pretty bad

in most cases there isnt any need for these programs

its just junk

i always say if you're interested in program get it from the dedicated site itself
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>>42083999
It makes sense to do that. Its like people who DL linux distros from... anywhere but the official site.

Like whats the advantage?

Though i guess there was that one time.

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>>42084002
exactly right

thats how you know its safe

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>>42084002
Whether you download from the official site or not is out of the question
Ubuntu’s past actions of incorporating spyware is one example

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>>42084042
Are you talking about all the Amazon stuff? Or something more?

I havent really kept up with Ubuntu in a while.

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>>42084048
Pretty much, although Canonical was just as much a bad actor for forcing its presence onto everyone who used it at the time
There’s nothing really much else Ubuntu has done wrong, besides the usual ethical flaws with most distributions

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>>42083978
>the most annoying piece of malware in history
Windows 10

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Bonzi Buddy

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Sad part is about most of this malware and adware and spyware and shit, is that the vast majority of it makes almost no money at all. WannaCry may be an exception but it probably also had a lot of state backing via blackenergy

>>42084095
I've warmed up to it since upgrading it from 7 fixed the file system problems I was having.

Glad I waited this long though. Was a bumpy ride for a while. Thankfully though MS did not charge me at all to do it!


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