|Okay, this is crazy!!|
I dunno it doesn't happen on virtual machines, but real machines with XP SP2 are so damn vurnerable on the internet without an antivirus!
This is what I did -
- Installed XP SP2 on an old machine.
- Installed the network driver. Nothing else!
And then I connected the PC to the internet.
Windows Firewall was on and was the only visible 'useless' security.
My dongle was ZTE MF-190 and internet browsing was done on the Default Internet Explorer.
I browsed (just opened and pressed back after its fully loaded) websites that are actually fake but claims to hack Facebook and GMails and Clash of Clans Gems and a lot else.
Now the shocking part -
After exact 7 minutes a message popped up saying rundll32 was missing and press OK to fix it. I instead closed the window without pressing OK. A similar popup window followed, saying that regedit.exe was missing. I closed that window too, but only to realize a third window was about to pop up and say explorer.exe is missing.
I hard-powered off the PC and turned on again. Windows was not booting. When I tried to boot into safe mode, this message popped up -
"Booting into Safe mode doesn't make you safe. Our stay is for long and we are not planning to leave soon. Do you still want to use safe mode?" Instead of that general window.
I have taken a sample file from the C: drive of the virus to test what the virus actually is. (Avast says its Win32 gen malware but I would consider studying more about this virus and how it came to my PC.)
See, the thing? XP is soo vurnerable to viruses now. It took only 7 minutes to be compromised by malwares.
What do you have to say about it?