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Is it me, or has the Virus Bots on DA gotten worse? (they're the ones sending random links on peoples pages to viruses 

1,102 deviants said I haven't seen any
128 deviants said I have seen a Few
87 deviants said Its getting really bad ;__;
71 deviants said I'm starting to see allot more...

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lugiayoshi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I haven't encounter any of them ever since I already installed a ABP add-on to my Firefox and Chrome due to that automatic taking me to the fake anti virus thing that bugs me the most.
nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so glad to read this! i trust everything... thanks for making this a poll!<3
Orkekum Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
1. never seen one coming from DA
2. people usually download the file themselves
3.(continue above) people wreck their own laptops, dunno what ad how to do
4. pay for a proper antivir etc. thing.


How the heck do ANYONe know if something is specifically from DA?
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. I have seen too many to count around here on DA, once you click the link it downloads it self to your computer.
2. as I said before, it downloads its self to your computer, and hides in your files.
3. not always, and yes ads can have hidden viruses in them. you can find out about it if you read the Deviantart News.[link]
4. some people can't afford the pricy stuff. the free stuff works just as good if you have a ad blocker.

also most anti-spyware scanners tell you where you picked the virus up.

Have a nice day :icontheplz::iconmoreplz::iconyouplz::iconknowplz:
Orkekum Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
To add on to the fun, why click ads? and why click unknown links? hover the mouse above the link, and atleast in chrome i can see where he link goes, i don't click it unless i now the one sending it and the site it sends me to
Altersound Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One gave me an effing Malware and recked my laptop
fixed-dot-dice Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lucky people you are that havent seen them. Ive had FOUR in the past two days.
AngelWolfDark Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen any at all
ARTemISAWESOME Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually never seen one. o.o
Mesmeromania Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I've seen a lot of them. o.o
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