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Could I have spyware on my computer?

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#1 _Schizo


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:14 AM

So recently(ish), I had to reinstall Windows (I don't remember why), but when I went to do that, my Windows disk had stopped working...


I did have a flash drive with Windows on it, but it was given to me by a person who is infamous for putting spyware onto people's computers.



I decided to use it, having a computer with spyware on it is better than just not having a computer.


After I used it (that was a month or so ago), I went and downloaded a few different programs to scan for any spyware that might be on my computer, but they didn't find anything.



Just today, for whatever reason, I decided to look again.


I ran Malewarebytes, and it didn't find anything. I ran a full scan and a boot-time scan using Avast, and they didn't find anything, either.



I still find it hard to believe that they wouldn't have tried to put any spyware on here.


Do you think I'm okay and just being paranoid, or do you think I still could have something on my computer that the programs just weren't finding?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:00 AM

So was this someone else`s Version of Windows or an ISO.

If he was Infamous for adding Spyware to Setup Disks - why take the chance ?  Or is it a Pirated Version ?


If you have a Valid Product Key for your PC then Download your Version from Microsoft and install that with your Key.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:30 PM

I'm not sure. It's just a flash drive he mailed me with a copy of WIndows 7 on it.


I used it because I couldn't afford a new copy of Windows, so it was either not be able to use my computer, or just deal with having spyware.

I figured the latter was the lesser evil.


And the product key for my copy of Windows isn't valid... It's on like 12 different computers >.>

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