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What is the name of this virus?


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#1 ncrouch141

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

A couple years ago, I came across an odd virus while working on a desktop for a friend. It was running Windows XP 64 bit edition. When I booted it up, it came up to warning about suicide and that it's bad and no way to get out of it. I thought it was called something like "suicide prevention virus". A Google search comes up with nothing. The only thing I could think of was to reformat the hard drive with Windows 7. 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:05 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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My best results on Chrome was found by using this search with quotes.

"spam suicide prevention virus"

Hope it helps.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

That's funny as now the only page that comes up when I search "spam suicide prevention virus" with quotes on Google, is this one. 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

Hi,

I just tried it and did not get the pages of this morning.

Any way there was not many hits.

One that I remember was M Jackson's in 2005.

Why did you ask your question in this topic.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

If all is well.

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