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Windows 7: how long before an unprotected pc gets infected?

26 Jan 2014   #1
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
how long before an unprotected pc gets infected?

its got xp on it, but im wondering how long would it take before this gets infected? to test this, what must I do? do I just leave the PC on or must I do some web surfing? its connected to the web and I've installed no AV protection. I have nothing better to do today so I'm experimenting.


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26 Jan 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I'm told that one trip to an adult website will likely do it, but pretty much any Google search on a popular topic will net you something.
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26 Jan 2014   #3
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

ok trying a google search now. firewall turned off. not sure if that matters or not. here goes.
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26 Jan 2014   #4
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

using IE 8. no virus yet. but im trying! lol....
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26 Jan 2014   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

And your doing this for what reason?
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26 Jan 2014   #6
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

lynda.com had a security video, the guy in the video said that by the time you go get a cup of coffee and get back, your pc will be infected. so far i'm not seeing it. the guy mentions the SANS institute, they did this and perhaps still do? see how long it takes to infect an unprotected pc. seems to be harder to infect than what he said in the video.
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26 Jan 2014   #7
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

video was dated 2005. if that matters.
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26 Jan 2014   #8
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

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26 Jan 2014   #9
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Are you using a router?
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26 Jan 2014   #10
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

yes I have a router and I think it has a firewall built in. that could be why nothing has happened yet?
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