If there was one computer that was badly infected as this then you'll be horrified!
It was about 7PM Australian time and I just got this Lenovo Laptop from this guys house in Queensland. The laptop looked like it belonged to a kid before because it looked like someone loves a lot of Anime/Cartoons. As well as a lot of programs and movies, and I know he likes to pirate software, because there was the usual torrent client "Bittorrent" in which I don't like to torrent, because it's illegal. Anyway there were a whole lot of photos, movies and games like LoL (League of Legends) and Popcap Games stuff which I like to play on my laptop myself. After a little while (not long after I had logged on) it started to freeze on me and then it threw a wobbly at me, so I decided to scan the computer with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. It would refuse to install the software, because the permissions on the hard drive were denied. I knew straight away that this kid had not been looking after the laptop very well so I went into safe mode and forced the fork down the throat of the laptop (which means force installing the software onto the computer. After I had done that I had restarted back to normal mode and with MBAM installed I was ready to go!
Well about ten minutes later it had found 24 trojans so I just let it sat there for about another ten minutes and it was now sitting on 25 detected objects. After watching RoboCop 3 I went to check on it and it found a whopping 1,547 infections on just that one laptop! Most of them were trojans and worms and there was barely any potentially unwanted programs.
Well I was gaping at the many infections it found. Even SuperAntispyware found about a 100 of them. Most were variants of Conduit.A and OpenCandy, anyway while disgusted I decided to bring out the Windows 7 Starter disk and the DBAN (Darik's Nuke and Boot Disk) one of the weapons that I use to format hard drives so that you cannot recover deleted data after you formatted it, anyway so I'd decide to nuke it and after installing Windows 7 Starter it was restored to fully working condition. I was going to put Windows 8.1 on the machine, but I decided to put it on my new Toshiba Satellite L50D-B.
The infected Count was totaled at 1,647, it took around 5 hours to restore it.