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How to check my pc for bitcoin miners?

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Anonymous
June 2, 2015 5:12:02 PM

I always watch what i click when installing freeware but after this utorrent scandal i just wanna make sure i dont have something like that on my pc(even though i didnt) from the past...

I dont use antivirus because i consider it useless,ive never had problems

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a b è Antivirus
June 2, 2015 5:26:35 PM

You don't use antivirus because you 'consider it useless'....yet you're worried about a potential bitcoin miner from downloading freeware.

Interesting.
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June 2, 2015 5:52:28 PM

You could always grab one of those useless things and have it scan your PC. Might answer your question.
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Anonymous
June 2, 2015 6:14:29 PM

USAFRet said:
You don't use antivirus because you 'consider it useless'....yet you're worried about a potential bitcoin miner from downloading freeware.

Interesting.


thats because it never actually scanned for anything that was an actual threat(which i knew of),only keygens and game cracks,the technology isnt there yet Kappa
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Anonymous
June 2, 2015 6:16:00 PM

4745454b said:
You could always grab one of those useless things and have it scan your PC. Might answer your question.


i used software coded by my friends to scan the pc(and some freeware scanners) and not "nothing scanners",still didnt find anything but i could be wrong,i just dont want those cpu hogging things on my pc,always have problems with the pc after i delete them for some reason,either its slow or some files just cant be deleted and im forced to format
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a b è Antivirus
June 2, 2015 6:27:27 PM

Anonymous said:
USAFRet said:
You don't use antivirus because you 'consider it useless'....yet you're worried about a potential bitcoin miner from downloading freeware.

Interesting.


thats because it never actually scanned for anything that was an actual threat(which i knew of),only keygens and game cracks,the technology isnt there yet Kappa


Curious as to why you have keygens and game cracks on your system.

And "i used software coded by my friends to scan the pc"
Again...interesting.

I'm visualizing a veritable petri dish of virus and malware.
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a b è Antivirus
June 2, 2015 11:30:39 PM

You know what happens to people who don't think antivirus and antimalware scanners work? They reinstall Windows. A lot.
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June 5, 2015 3:17:00 PM

LOL - OP has gone from "I never having (viruses) problems" to "I always have problems after I delete them"

Let us put it this way for you Cvancek, if you don't run an antivirus the odds are fairly good that you have several dozen viri installed simply from your cracks and keygens.

Format your drive and Reinstall windows and drivers; then you can start updating and when its done you can make yourself an image file. Don't just update once but keep clicking "Check for updates" until it comes back with none. It should take about half a day just for those. This image can be used to prevent you from re-downloading all those updates. You just reinstall the image and "poof" a nearly fully updated pc ready to use in only 15 minutes or so.
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June 5, 2015 3:18:34 PM

ps if you want a decent antivirus combo, get Bitdefender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both are free and do a very good job just dont run them at the same time.
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June 7, 2015 3:21:25 PM

I would bet money his copy of windows is a crack as well. I'm so out of the loop I don't even know what utorrent scandal he's talking about.
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May 2, 2016 11:02:04 AM

4745454b said:
I would bet money his copy of windows is a crack as well. I'm so out of the loop I don't even know what utorrent scandal he's talking about.


I have to agree with the original post about not using anti-virus. I have worked in the IT field for over 25 years and I have never come across any anti-virus software that can 100% guarantee that they will stop a virus. Why is it that no anti-virus software has the wording "We Guarantee" because they can't.

Nearly every computer that comes into my shop does so to have a virus or spyware removed and all of them have got anti-virus installed and they still get infected, so all anti-virus programs are worthless.

Just to add, I don't run anti-virus I use a hardware firewall and that will stop anything.
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a b è Antivirus
May 2, 2016 1:37:04 PM

woolwich computers said:
4745454b said:
I would bet money his copy of windows is a crack as well. I'm so out of the loop I don't even know what utorrent scandal he's talking about.


I have to agree with the original post about not using anti-virus. I have worked in the IT field for over 25 years and I have never come across any anti-virus software that can 100% guarantee that they will stop a virus. Why is it that no anti-virus software has the wording "We Guarantee" because they can't.

Nearly every computer that comes into my shop does so to have a virus or spyware removed and all of them have got anti-virus installed and they still get infected, so all anti-virus programs are worthless.

Just to add, I don't run anti-virus I use a hardware firewall and that will stop anything.


Every house that gets broken into also has a front door lock. Therefore, all front door locks are worthless.

And you don't bother with a lock on your front door, because your house is surrounded by a 10' wall, topped with razor wire, then a 15' deep moat filled with crocodiles and piranha.
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a b è Antivirus
May 2, 2016 4:51:50 PM

Can't have crocodiles and piranha in the US. It would have to be alligators and sturgeon. Or maybe Gar.
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May 2, 2016 4:54:43 PM

i use jellyfish...
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a b è Antivirus
May 2, 2016 5:50:18 PM

Heh.. My sister has two signs at her house:

1) This property protected by shot gun three nights a week. You guess which three.

and

2) My German Shepard can make it from the door to the fence in 1.8 seconds. Can you?

-Wolf sends
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a b è Antivirus
May 2, 2016 5:58:21 PM

darkbreeze said:
Can't have crocodiles and piranha in the US. It would have to be alligators and sturgeon. Or maybe Gar.


If you have a moat, local wildlife laws do not apply.
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May 2, 2016 9:48:32 PM

Woolwich, this thread is old. Check the dates before posting your rants. I worry for your company if you really believe AVs are useless and not needed.
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