June 17th, 2006, 01:25 AM
This is too funny...
"A Lesson in Spyware", selectively quoted:
"Apparently, to use Microsoft Update, I first had to install the latest version of some Windows components. That would allow my computer to work with these new features on the site: More updates, faster updates, easier navigation."
"That sounded great, so I downloaded it. It was fine, so I told my friend about it and he downloaded it as well. But suddenly...
His computer's behaviour changed in ways he didn't want. His machine slowed down, pop ups that he didn't want to see started to appear. Some of them asked him for money. This wasn't what either of us expected, so I started to look into the problem. After a great deal of work I found out that we had actually downloaded a program called the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool. This program tests to see if your machine has a genuine copy of Windows."
Yar! Good writer...
“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers