Wed, Apr 26 2006 23:15
The "teenager" virus
I just got through cleaning up the "teenager" virus.
Clients laptop that I was booking journal entries on their Quickbooks. The minute the machine booted up ... all sorts of lovelies.... and there on the desktop was the reason for all this scum and adware and crud... not IE.. .not Windows needing patches... and not one.. but two peer to peer file sharing programs.... when you visited their home pages WARNED you that you might be infected, nailed with spyware and other stuff.
This was a nice, clean pristine laptop not 2 months ago.
Would Firefox or any other software protected this machine?
Are we to blame because we in the tech world want everything "for free"? Yup... and that "for free" comes with a high price.
Read that.. now tell me... why would anyone in their right mind want that on their computer? And why do we then wonder why our computers can't be protected.. .because we can't make the proper judgements when the software even warns us in black and white that we're going to be up a creek without a paddle if we install it.
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