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    I don't know for sure but I think I picked up a malware virus last week by clicking on a link posted on the "general" forum. My firewall warned me but the virus got through and it took me a day of downloading software to get rid of the persistant pop-up nasty stuff. It's something to keep in mind before linking to obscure sites.
     
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    Granny don't let Uncle Ferd go to dem kinda interweb places...
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    Top porn sites 'pose growing malware risk' to users
    10 April 2013 - Browsing some of the internet's most popular pornography websites is increasingly putting visitors at risk, research has found.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says it musta been created by some woman...

    Twitch malware spends users' money
    12 September 2014 ~ Malicious software spread via chat forums on the video games streaming site Twitch can spend users' money without authorisation, it has emerged.
     
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    Andromeda botnet malware system taken down by International Police Operation...
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    International Police Operation Shuts Down 'Andromeda' Malware System
    December 05, 2017 — A joint operation involving Germany, the United States and Belarus has taken down a malware system known as "Andromeda" or "Gamarue" that infected more than 2 million computers globally, Europol said on Tuesday.

     
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    I know mine's not infected, at least not by any amatuer. I tend to not let an install get very old, and stay away from the dark corners of the internet.
     
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    If you don't want malware, use Linux! :coffee:
     
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