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(Computerworld)   Malware infections of Windows 7 at an all-time high with Service Pack 1 actually seeing the infection rates increase by up to 182%. Microsoft planning to release Win7 SP2 with Malware pre-installed to save time   (computerworld.com) divider line 105
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2012-10-09 02:31:18 PM  
Still better than Windows 8
 
2012-10-09 02:43:01 PM  

serial_crusher: Still better than Windows 8


Yeah.. I installed Windows 8 on my girlfriends laptop because I couldn't find the license key for the OEM version of 7 she had installed. Within 2 weeks she had bought a Mac Airbus or whatever those things are called. Absolutely hated windows 8 and that stupid menu system. Which reminds me of MS BOB . . ha bob what a failure that was. Forcing people to use a menu system is a losing game MS.
 
2012-10-09 02:55:46 PM  
Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users.

I'm surprised they had the stones to say that.

/true, though
 
2012-10-09 03:00:14 PM  
In the old days, teens wrote viruses for kicks. Now, everyone and their farking mother writes them to steal shiat.
 
2012-10-09 03:08:18 PM  
It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.
 
2012-10-09 03:08:53 PM  

cman: In the old days, teens wrote viruses for kicks. Now, everyone and their farking mother writes them to steal shiat.


I laugh when I get those emails about viruses about to take the world and destroy everybody's drives. There's no benefit, no money, in that.
 
2012-10-09 03:09:44 PM  

iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.


Are free cats still kosher?
 
2012-10-09 03:12:38 PM  

Thudfark: iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.

Are free cats still kosher?


Be careful. They'll try to take 5 dollars from you every month.
 
2012-10-09 03:12:39 PM  

iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.


Except for quilting patterns I've found all those things on the internet for free.
 
2012-10-09 03:13:51 PM  

iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.


You mean I'm not going to get a free Iphone 5 for completing a five minute survey like that pop ad said?
 
2012-10-09 03:14:27 PM  
I just wish W7 had the snappiness that XP64 did. Still the fastest MS OS by far.
 
2012-10-09 03:14:40 PM  
Is it really that hard to install AVG?
 
2012-10-09 03:14:46 PM  
"Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.
 
2012-10-09 03:18:14 PM  

GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.


Frankly, I do blame the users. Have you seen how stupid most computer users are?
 
2012-10-09 03:18:46 PM  

GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.


As a guy who repairs computers for a living, the bolded would not surprise me one iota.
 
2012-10-09 03:19:12 PM  

MoronLessOff: Thudfark: iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.

Are free cats still kosher?

Be careful. They'll try to take 5 dollars from you every month.


Can't take what I ain't got
 
2012-10-09 03:20:08 PM  

meanmutton: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

Frankly, I do blame the users. Have you seen how stupid most computer users are?


This is Fark. Of course he has.
 
2012-10-09 03:22:03 PM  

GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.


You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Microsoft can give you a happy, secure, locked down computer environment....where they whitelist everything you can run (IE Windows Store) and forbid anything else (like Apple). Then people get all, 'OMG - M$ sucks'.

Microsoft can give you an open system that runs anything....where stupid users will run 'Hot Chick 19 nude.jpg.exe' and they'll get infected with malware.
 
2012-10-09 03:22:50 PM  

Thudfark: MoronLessOff: Thudfark: iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.

Are free cats still kosher?

Be careful. They'll try to take 5 dollars t-shirts from you every month.

Can't take what I ain't got


How about now?
 
2012-10-09 03:23:39 PM  

xynix: serial_crusher: Still better than Windows 8

Yeah.. I installed Windows 8 on my girlfriends laptop because I couldn't find the license key for the OEM version of 7 she had installed. Within 2 weeks she had bought a Mac Airbus or whatever those things are called. Absolutely hated windows 8 and that stupid menu system. Which reminds me of MS BOB . . ha bob what a failure that was. Forcing people to use a menu system is a losing game MS.


The sad thing is, there's some good stuff there. It's not enough to justify a full version number upgrade perhaps, but still, if they would have just put in the option for a more traditional Start Button, it would have been fine.

But no, they have to try and justify this by forcing the new Start Menu and making it look like a completely new OS.
 
2012-10-09 03:26:47 PM  

MoronLessOff: Thudfark: MoronLessOff: Thudfark: iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.

Are free cats still kosher?

Be careful. They'll try to take 5 dollars t-shirts from you every month.

Can't take what I ain't got

How about now?


Those fargin bastiges
 
2012-10-09 03:28:42 PM  
I have this odd reoccurring charge show up now and then from some dude named Drew.

I have no idea how that happened.

Bloody Microsoft.
 
2012-10-09 03:28:49 PM  

GoldDude: Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.


They instead should have said that the customers are holding it wrong.
 
2012-10-09 03:32:33 PM  

cman: In the old days, teens wrote viruses for kicks. Now, everyone and their farking mother writes them to steal shiat.


Back in the 80s I wrote virus.. I was probably 13-14 at the time. I was pretty heavily involved in WWII BBSes though and had to learn C to code in mods for it. By the age of 13 I could write all kinds of fun shiat from memory and decided I would write something for my friend who wanted to nuke Burger King's computer. I gave him the disk and told him to put it in and hit reset.. then wait about 5 minutes and hit reset again. Shortly thereafter I was dialing into the modem and logging into Burger King's computer and had access to their corporate data. I never activated the "black plague" virus I had created though.. just felt dirty. I just used the trojan portion.. and yes the most inventive name a 14 year old can come up with for a virus at the time was black plague.

/csb
 
2012-10-09 03:33:08 PM  
Stop clicking on sketchy flashbased porn sites!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-09 03:37:43 PM  

Modguy: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

As a guy who repairs computers for a living, the bolded would not surprise me one iota.


It used to be that only people with an interest in computers had them, now everyone has one.
 
2012-10-09 03:39:07 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Microsoft can give you a happy, secure, locked down computer environment....where they whitelist everything you can run (IE Windows Store) and forbid anything else (like Apple). Then people get all, 'OMG - M$ sucks'.

Microsoft can give you an open system that runs anything....where stupid users will run 'Hot Chick 19 nude.jpg.exe' and they'll get infected with malware.


Indeed.

And now for the interesting part: which of those two competing parties does Steve Ballmer think will give Microsoft the most money?

/the Linux nerds tried to warn you, but you were all like, "where did I put that Ogre-yelling jpeg?"
 
2012-10-09 03:40:07 PM  

jayhawk88: xynix: serial_crusher: Still better than Windows 8

Yeah.. I installed Windows 8 on my girlfriends laptop because I couldn't find the license key for the OEM version of 7 she had installed. Within 2 weeks she had bought a Mac Airbus or whatever those things are called. Absolutely hated windows 8 and that stupid menu system. Which reminds me of MS BOB . . ha bob what a failure that was. Forcing people to use a menu system is a losing game MS.

The sad thing is, there's some good stuff there. It's not enough to justify a full version number upgrade perhaps, but still, if they would have just put in the option for a more traditional Start Button, it would have been fine.

But no, they have to try and justify this by forcing the new Start Menu and making it look like a completely new OS.


I don't mind the start page itself. It's kind of like desktop icons except a little less cluttered.
I just don't like the full screen metro apps that you can't. farking. exit. Oh sure, you can click the top middle of the screen and dag your mouse down to minimize them (user friendly), but they stay there using up memory and CPU unless you kill them in task manager AFAIK. It's user friendly and it helps with battery life on that tablet you're undoubtedly running this on. You are using a tablet, aren't you?

And all the stuff that starts popping up when I hover my mouse over certain edges of the screen. No windows, I didn't want to click that scrollbar. I actually wanted to share stuff on Facebook, or go to control panel.....
 
2012-10-09 03:42:24 PM  

GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.


The users are not entirely blameless: they did choose to run Windows 7.

/And Internet Explorer.
//And as Administrator.
 
2012-10-09 03:43:10 PM  

bob_ross: I just wish W7 had the snappiness that XP64 did. Still the fastest MS OS by far.


That depends on your definition of snappiness. XPx64 was a lot closer to dumbed-down Server 2003 r2 x64 than it was to vanilla 2001 Windows XP, which might've had something to do with that. It's also true that a lot of shiat hardware never got XPx64 drivers, or had barebones Microsoft-provided drivers rather than full featured driver suites. I think that helped a lot, too.

That said, I can see a reasonable subjective improvement between fully patched Windows 7 and fully patched Windows 8 sitting side-by-side on identical hardware, and there are specific places where Windows 8 really, really shines: boot/hibernate/resume time, opening folders full of pictures in a thumbnail view or copying lots and lots of smaller files, especially over SMB.
 
2012-10-09 03:43:20 PM  
I'm not sure I'd blame it totally on user stupidity. I'm very careful about where I visit, and have Spybot and MS Security Essentials running and somehow still had Babylon search work its way into my system. Thankfully its more annoying than harmful.
 
2012-10-09 03:45:17 PM  

xynix: cman: In the old days, teens wrote viruses for kicks. Now, everyone and their farking mother writes them to steal shiat.

Back in the 80s I wrote virus.. I was probably 13-14 at the time. I was pretty heavily involved in WWII BBSes though and had to learn C to code in mods for it. By the age of 13 I could write all kinds of fun shiat from memory and decided I would write something for my friend who wanted to nuke Burger King's computer. I gave him the disk and told him to put it in and hit reset.. then wait about 5 minutes and hit reset again. Shortly thereafter I was dialing into the modem and logging into Burger King's computer and had access to their corporate data. I never activated the "black plague" virus I had created though.. just felt dirty. I just used the trojan portion.. and yes the most inventive name a 14 year old can come up with for a virus at the time was black plague.

/csb


My friend hated this other kid and wanted to nuke his copy of Quake. I did it for his weekly allowance of $20.

Turns out the friend never went through with it. He found the disk on his shelf a year later and was like, "What's this?". He loaded it and then remembered.

I told him no refunds.

/growing up in the 90's
 
2012-10-09 03:51:52 PM  
Come to the Dark Side(not the Fruity Side, the other Dark Side)!

Someone had to do it.

/Ubuntu ftw
//A fork drenched in lemon juice is more eye-friendly than Windows 8

i44.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-09 03:53:04 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Microsoft can give you a happy, secure, locked down computer environment....where they whitelist everything you can run (IE Windows Store) and forbid anything else (like Apple). Then people get all, 'OMG - M$ sucks'.

Microsoft can give you an open system that runs anything....where stupid users will run 'Hot Chick 19 nude.jpg.exe' and they'll get infected with malware.


^^^

we're damned either way... either we're insecure or we're monopolistic control freaks.
 
2012-10-09 03:55:10 PM  

Dimensio: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

The users are not entirely blameless: they did choose to run Windows 7.

/And Internet Explorer.
//And as Administrator.


You know though, most malware infections these days are getting in through Stupid User Tricks. "Why yes, I AM interested in seeing who is viewing my Facebook profile!" Sure, there are still vulnerabilities in IE/ActiveX/Flash/Java that allows these sorts of things to happen, but it's just a convenience thing for the malware authors. If users are stupidly clicking on unknown links from email strangers, they're going to find ways to get infected.
 
2012-10-09 03:56:04 PM  

Old enough to know better: I'm not sure I'd blame it totally on user stupidity. I'm very careful about where I visit, and have Spybot and MS Security Essentials running and somehow still had Babylon search work its way into my system. Thankfully its more annoying than harmful.


Every time I have to fix my in-law's computer I have to reinstall MSSE. I'm not quite sure what keeps happening to it. It doesn't help that they have XP.
 
2012-10-09 03:56:28 PM  

belgianguy: Come to the Dark Side(not the Fruity Side, the other Dark Side)!

Someone had to do it.

/Ubuntu ftw
//A fork drenched in lemon juice is more eye-friendly than Windows 8

[i44.tinypic.com image 635x134]


Ubuntu has unity. Not as bad as metro, but still bad. Until Ubuntu gets rid of it I dont recommend it to anyone. However, Lubuntu is a great OS. If you want the ease of usage of classic Ubuntu then Lubuntu is the way to go.
 
2012-10-09 03:57:00 PM  

vpb: Modguy: GoldDude: "Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."

Ahhh, back to the old "blame the customer". It couldn't be our software, it must be you.
Our software is getting better, it's just that computer users are getting stupider at a faster rate than our improvements.

As a guy who repairs computers for a living, the bolded would not surprise me one iota.

It used to be that only people with an interest in computers had them, now everyone has one.


This. It's like what happened to the automobile.

It started out with the well-to-do and the enthusiasts who could scrimp and save to work with what they love.

Fast forward a bit and you have clueless users who can barely drive an automatic transmission doing things like forgetting to change the oil or falling for blindingly obvious scams like "blinker fluid". Being a mechanic went from being a dream job to wanting to murder your customers at times.

Computers (and cars) aren't terribly complicated, but they're not simple enough for an apathetic population to use irresponsibly.
 
2012-10-09 04:05:14 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: /growing up in the 90's


It's funny now to hear parents brag about how smart their kids are because they know what an IP address is. Seriously.. back in our day we literally had to program our way into computing platforms. I had to build my own computer from the group up. In 92 I got a hold of a few 500MB SCSI drives and took an old case, put the 4 of them in there, put the raid controller in my main computer, created a RAID 5 config and had my own array sitting next to my main box. 1.5 GIGS!!

Add to that .. everything was CLI.. we had to "copy con" our way into shiat.. make batch files to accomplish basic tasks.. etc.. Moving a mouse around and clicking an icon isn't computer savvy it's simply using a user friendly device to accomplish basic tasks.

/get off my lawn
 
2012-10-09 04:05:32 PM  

Old enough to know better: I'm not sure I'd blame it totally on user stupidity. I'm very careful about where I visit, and have Spybot and MS Security Essentials running and somehow still had Babylon search work its way into my system. Thankfully its more annoying than harmful.


1. Security Essentials is AWESOME at missing threats. I know there are techs who swear by it and it does have a place (that place is small businesses or people who flat-out can't handle registering for Avast once a year), but it has become steadily less effective for detecting and removing threats since it was released.

2. The quick recipe for keeping your (home or small business) Windows computer safe online goes like this:
a. Block ads. I suggest using both hosts file blocking and browser-based blocking. This is far easier to do with Firefox or Chrome than other browsers. Adblock+ with the EasyList and Fanboy's List subscriptions is fairly comprehensive. As an aside to Farkers, Fanboy's list does include most adult ad services, so it's helpful for those of you who like teh pr0ns.
b. Use Spybot and SpywareBlaster immunizations. Keep Malwarebytes installed as well.
c. Uninstall Java entirely. If you actually need it for some legitimate reason, eventually something will get you to reinstall it, but right now Java is more of a malware vector than any other functional purpose.
d. Either keep Adobe Acrobat religiously up to date or uninstall it completely and replace it with Nitro, Foxit or Sumatra instead.
e. Allow your web browsers and Flash the opportunity to update on a fairly regular basis. If you're even close to up to date on those products, they all have silent updates now.
f. I strongly recommend the Free version of Avast Antivirus. The free version is far better than the pay version. I know that's weird. Trust me.
g. Just use the firewall that comes with Windows. Don't screw around with other firewalls. If you don't have any need to share folders or printers with other people on a network, just leave your computer in the "public network" profile all the time.
h. If nothing else, download an updater from ninite.com that includes all the software I mentioned and run it from time to time. Every time you run it, your software will be updated to the most current versions.
 
2012-10-09 04:09:54 PM  

cman: belgianguy: Come to the Dark Side(not the Fruity Side, the other Dark Side)!

Someone had to do it.

/Ubuntu ftw
//A fork drenched in lemon juice is more eye-friendly than Windows 8

[i44.tinypic.com image 635x134]

Ubuntu has unity. Not as bad as metro, but still bad. Until Ubuntu gets rid of it I dont recommend it to anyone. However, Lubuntu is a great OS. If you want the ease of usage of classic Ubuntu then Lubuntu is the way to go.


Have you tried Unity in its latest iterations? It sure sucked/bugged out in its earlier days, but nowadays I can get my (programming) work done quite well and it's become a second nature, the Dash integration was a nice touch, too.
 
2012-10-09 04:16:30 PM  

iaazathot: It's really simple folks...

If something on the internet says it is free (games, coupons, recipes, quilting patterns, etc.) it is a good bet the site will infect your computer. People aren't registering domain names and setting up these pages just to give you shiat.

Fark, people are stupid.


Man like check out that massive virus pit on linux.org, it leads to even more of them too and its like every few months another variant of that thing shows up too. I hear people voluntarily download it too, I mean talk about stupid.
 
2012-10-09 04:45:33 PM  

likefunbutnot: Old enough to know better: I'm not sure I'd blame it totally on user stupidity. I'm very careful about where I visit, and have Spybot and MS Security Essentials running and somehow still had Babylon search work its way into my system. Thankfully its more annoying than harmful.

1. Security Essentials is AWESOME at missing threats. I know there are techs who swear by it and it does have a place (that place is small businesses or people who flat-out can't handle registering for Avast once a year), but it has become steadily less effective for detecting and removing threats since it was released.

2. The quick recipe for keeping your (home or small business) Windows computer safe online goes like this:
a. Block ads. I suggest using both hosts file blocking and browser-based blocking. This is far easier to do with Firefox or Chrome than other browsers. Adblock+ with the EasyList and Fanboy's List subscriptions is fairly comprehensive. As an aside to Farkers, Fanboy's list does include most adult ad services, so it's helpful for those of you who like teh pr0ns.
b. Use Spybot and SpywareBlaster immunizations. Keep Malwarebytes installed as well.
c. Uninstall Java entirely. If you actually need it for some legitimate reason, eventually something will get you to reinstall it, but right now Java is more of a malware vector than any other functional purpose.
d. Either keep Adobe Acrobat religiously up to date or uninstall it completely and replace it with Nitro, Foxit or Sumatra instead.
e. Allow your web browsers and Flash the opportunity to update on a fairly regular basis. If you're even close to up to date on those products, they all have silent updates now.
f. I strongly recommend the Free version of Avast Antivirus. The free version is far better than the pay version. I know that's weird. Trust me.
g. Just use the firewall that comes with Windows. Don't screw around with other firewalls. If you don't have any need to share folders or printers with other people on a net ...




I work on PC's and almost every dirty pc in for virus cleaning or getting resystemed has had old versions of JAVA that got backdoored (giggety) I'm almost to the point of unistalling JAVA on everything i see now just as a test. Oh well...keeping me busy and off FARK. dammit
 
2012-10-09 04:46:37 PM  

cman: belgianguy: Come to the Dark Side(not the Fruity Side, the other Dark Side)!

Someone had to do it.

/Ubuntu ftw
//A fork drenched in lemon juice is more eye-friendly than Windows 8

[i44.tinypic.com image 635x134]

Ubuntu has unity. Not as bad as metro, but still bad. Until Ubuntu gets rid of it I dont recommend it to anyone. However, Lubuntu is a great OS. If you want the ease of usage of classic Ubuntu then Lubuntu is the way to go.


Linux Mint is what I'm using on my laptop. It's fast, and really, really nice.
 
2012-10-09 04:47:21 PM  

serial_crusher: I just don't like the full screen metro apps that you can't. farking. exit.


Shift-Tab to bring up the list of open metro apps on the left. Right-click the app snapshot and close it.
 
2012-10-09 04:47:53 PM  

xynix: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: /growing up in the 90's

It's funny now to hear parents brag about how smart their kids are because they know what an IP address is. Seriously.. back in our day we literally had to program our way into computing platforms. I had to build my own computer from the group up. In 92 I got a hold of a few 500MB SCSI drives and took an old case, put the 4 of them in there, put the raid controller in my main computer, created a RAID 5 config and had my own array sitting next to my main box. 1.5 GIGS!!

Add to that .. everything was CLI.. we had to "copy con" our way into shiat.. make batch files to accomplish basic tasks.. etc.. Moving a mouse around and clicking an icon isn't computer savvy it's simply using a user friendly device to accomplish basic tasks.

/get off my lawn


I wish it was still like that, it would be faster.
 
2012-10-09 04:49:02 PM  
read article

YAWN
percentage increase is GIGANTIC!!!!!

but the absolute number of infected per 1000 computers is still MUCH less than XP???

YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
 
2012-10-09 04:50:57 PM  
I haven't had to clean a compromised machine since I instituted ad blocking at work. I'm not opposed to having non-intrusive ads on my screen, but until they're safe (ie., never) they won't be turning back on again.
 
2012-10-09 04:55:42 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Microsoft can give you an open system that runs anything....where stupid users will run 'Hot Chick 19 nude.jpg.exe' and they'll get infected with malware.


It doesn't help that windows insists on hiding extensions. Back when I still had to use DOS I learned what extensions were and double extensions aren't even considered for opening/downloading. People I help nowadays don't even know what I'm talking about when I tell them to go to a specific folder on the HDD.

/Always set windows to show extensions
//That shiat is useful so you don't have to name files things like "image_photoshop" "image_done"
 
2012-10-09 04:56:47 PM  
Did someone Call????


you could install Linux Mint and be done with all the drama, but hey, its a free country.

god i miss infections.

8 years strong and not even a whisper of one. i click on any link or email anyone sends without even a slight concern.

and 8 years without using any antivirus either.

(:
 
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