Poker related viruses?
I have played online poker for a living the last couple of years with a good incom and no problems at all. However, the last 3-4 months it seems i get "attacked" by viruses/worms/trojans/spy/malware (whatever it is called), which have meant that i suddenly dont seem to be able to beat any game at all.
The strange thing about this, is that the attacks seems to start in tournaments when we get down to the money. Or at the moment i sit down at a cash game.
The fact that i have been loosing heavy the last couple of months could easily be varians/bad beat streaks, however, it has become really extreme and it seems like it always happens when i get these attacks. I can see my firewall and anti virus software popping up telling me that it have stopped some sort of attack, and it keeps doing that for 4-5 minutes, then it stops, and then i get badbeatet/sucked out (by extreme calls). The bad beats/suck outs is obviosly a part of poker that i have experrienced before, but never like the last couple of months, directly relatet to attacks on my computer.
I have tried almost any kind of protection software, portexplorers, and even a port sniffer. The port sniffer actually worked for 4-5 days, where my poker game
suddenly was back to "normal %", but after those 4-5 days, the portsniffer came up with a "mall function" note, and i couldnt make it work. Then my game got back to; attacks and exit tourneys/ attacks and bustet buy in on cashgames.
I have already stopped playing anything serious on-line, and even though these months have been frustrating (and expensive) i still have a big plus for my online poker, and have just moved my game to live poker, where i can get a fair game.
So this is not a crying thread, but a question to other players if anyone have experrienced the same?
And if so; what did you do to stop the attacks, or did you (like i have done) just finished playing online poker?