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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 

79%
1,102 deviants said I haven't seen any
9%
128 deviants said I have seen a Few
6%
87 deviants said Its getting really bad ;__;
5%
71 deviants said I'm starting to see allot more...

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:iconlugiayoshi:
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.
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:iconnevaeh-lee:
nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ACK!
so glad to read this! i trust everything... thanks for making this a poll!<3
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:iconorkekum:
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.

ALSO

How the heck do ANYONe know if something is specifically from DA?
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:iconvengefulspirits:
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:
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:iconorkekum:
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
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:iconaltersound:
Altersound Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One gave me an effing Malware and recked my laptop
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:iconfixed-dot-dice:
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.
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:iconangelwolfdark:
AngelWolfDark Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen any at all
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:iconartemisawesome:
ARTemISAWESOME Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually never seen one. o.o
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:iconmesmeromania:
Mesmeromania Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I've seen a lot of them. o.o
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:iconstrobo-pop:
Strobo-Pop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope people will hide, report, or flag the comment. I'd hate for someone to get a virus just for being curious...
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:iconvengefulspirits:
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I normally try to mark it as spam, so DA can take care of it.
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:iconparsli:
Parsli Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never got those links. Mabye they target popular people?
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:iconcinnamonfur:
Cinnamonfur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...
Haven't seen any...
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:iconbeautifulbutch:
BeautifulButch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Maybe it's my Adblock, because I haven't seen such a thing.
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:iconflamebunny700:
FlameBunny700 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yea ive been seeing a ton of them o__e
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:iconsetoak:
Setoak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the heads up, I`ll keep an eye out ^-^
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:iconfelidire:
Felidire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've yet to see a single one, and it's been 5-6 years. Touch wood... I'll get dozens of the things popping up now that i've said that, just watch. xD
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:icontoto999jr2:
toto999jr2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   General Artist
Deviantart DID announce a war with virusbots... So I suppose this is what they get x.x
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:iconperegrinestar:
Peregrinestar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been getting viruses all week! :nuu: WHAT IS GOING ON?!!
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:iconfox-superior:
Fox-Superior Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes, and it's gotten me in trouble many times...
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:iconlightanimaux:
LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I haven't seen any bots, but the virus that dA sometimes gives (it might be from the ads, I'm not sure) recently affected one of the people I follow, although I haven't gotten it since I first visited the site.
Thanks for the heads up.
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:iconkianturada:
Kianturada Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Haven't seen any. Maybe they just target popular artists mainly?
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:iconthe-last-dragon:
The-Last-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
:?
I haven't seen any. But maybe I'm just blind.
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:iconliim3:
LiiM3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thanks for the headsup at least ^^
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:iconstrayhowl:
Strayhowl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I used to have problems with this but now have adblock so I'm good.
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:iconbakachibi21:
BakaChibi21 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Wait why is thier a bot designed to send viruses and why cant they remove the bot or somthing? :o

Oh and thanks for the warning ^^
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:iconsunsetthedragon:
SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen any but thanks for warning.
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:iconmidnightdragon23:
midnightdragon23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ive seen a stupid amount in the last few weeks ;@;
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:iconfirebird646:
Firebird646 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I haven't seen any yet but thanks for warning me. ^^;
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:iconlaika-chan:
Laika-chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I haven't seen any, but I'll watch out for those.
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:iconarrin-wolf:
Arrin-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
i haven't seen any
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:iconkayshae:
Kayshae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the point in putting virus links up? What do they get from that?
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I have always wondered that myself... though I suppose it may send them information they can use to gain money or personal information, but that's only an assumption. I'm no computer whiz O_O
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:iconkayshae:
Kayshae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's all silly..
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I must agree with you there.
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:iconfecaline:
FeCaline Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I just had a random person post a comment on one of my newest journals to click this 'wonderful' link. Marked it as spam. :iconinglipplz:
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:iconpikachurules:
pikachurules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I haven't seen any,I hope it's not that stupid rouge anitivirus 2012 virus,had that virus twice,you know how hard it is to get rid of? O.O; I so hope it's not that....stay safe everyone and I'll stay safe to just in case =3
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:iconx--ring-silencer:
X--RING-SILENCER Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotten spammed by viruses from ads but not from virus bots.
I recently got a virus on my mom's computer but she said it was a keylogger or something.
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:iconaltiasdog:
Altiasdog Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't got any yet, but I'm guessing others have, and I hope I never get any.
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:iconmoshi-moshi-ia-desu:
MOSHI-MOSHI-IA-DESU Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
H-huh?!
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:iconcommander-handsome:
Commander-Handsome Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
My friend said her pc crashed because of one or something...not sure if it was that :P i've never seen one
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:iconellen-the-liepard:
Ellen-the-Liepard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I haven't heard of them, can you explain to me whats going on?
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:iconvengefulspirits:
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you get a link to TinyURL don't click it no matter what the person says.

its a Bot designed to send that virus to everyone.
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:iconellen-the-liepard:
Ellen-the-Liepard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How Will I know if the link goes to TinyURL?
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:iconvengefulspirits:
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you do click on it, DA will show you the link before letting you go to it. They have had a problem with viruses before, that's why they started putting up a sec window before you leave the site.

From what I have seen, if its a bad link Fella will block you from clicking on it. But the bots keeping making new links, that are not blocked yet.
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:iconellen-the-liepard:
Ellen-the-Liepard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for warning me
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:iconnhlovedani:
NHLoveDani Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the warning. I usually dont' click on random links, so I'm okay. :/ and if I have seen any of those, I usually think they're just people being trolls.
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:iconvengefulspirits:
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think DA has marked them as Spam, to keep ppl from clicking on them.

If you get a link to TinyURL don't click it no matter what the person says.

its a Bot designed to send that virus to everyone.
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:iconyoumefortomorrow:
YouMeForTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep. I get the dA Virus ALL the time e3e.
And now the link virus is going round. DA FIX YOURSELF :shakefish:
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