The Best of the Worst Malware Experiences

In our last weekend's What's the worst malware experience you've had? story, quite a lot of our readers revisited their nightmarish malware attacks. For that we'd like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to type out your experiences.

Unfortunately, we only have four copies of Norton 360 v4.0 to give away as prizes. As hard as it was to select the best, we did find four stories that stood apart. We start with our first winner Dr. Kislay. This is his story:

"When i was doing post grad in medicine , my friend had a presentation to do in front of whole department . day before that he had been browsing some adult site as we knew it later . he started the presentation and then suddenly out of the blue a message flashed on screen " the file horse having s** with woman can not be found " . and man were we shocked . there was a stunned silence for a minute and the guy instead of just removing the usb cable to projector kept on fumbling with cancel button which didn't work . finally my h.o.d. just bombarded him out of the hall , and after that we all were laughing hysterically . we later knew his antivirus was a dud . that incident i can't forget ever. :)"

Our second winner is Prasad Shetty. This was his very awkward work-related story:

"Yeah, back a few years ago I was a systems engineer for a large call center. We managed to get the lovebug virus internally. I worked for weeks trying to clear it, but everytime we thought we had cleared it, it came back.

In the end I decided to work all weekend and visit each individual machine on the network one at a time. I finally found the machine that was propagating the virus, it belonged to a "larger" lady, who had saved the email in her personal folders as it was from a manager titled "I Love You!"

She thought he had sent it to her personally, not knowing it was actually a virus!"

Our third winner is


Published Date: Apr 19, 2010 02:06 pm | Updated Date: Apr 19, 2010 02:06 pm