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Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!

  1. May 23, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Danger

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    Are these the same people who buy used toothbrushes on eBay?
     
  4. May 23, 2007 #3

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    Just when I thought I had some faith left in humanity........:uhh:
     
  5. May 23, 2007 #4

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    :rofl: I nearly deleted this thread as spam without ever opening it when I saw the title, then noticed it was Zz posting it, so dared to peek.

    Okay, I could understand some people clicking the ad accidentally, and depending on the amount of traffic on the site, I guess that could wind up being a lot (I've accidentally clicked on those annoying ads that float across the screen while trying to hit the "close" button to get rid of it, and the cat has helped click on a few too :grumpy:). But, yeah, people are not too bright when it comes to internet security. And then, once they've clicked on it and infected their computer, they're probably the same ones who forward all those email jokes as attachments too, and spread the virus to everyone in their address book too.
     
  6. May 23, 2007 #5
    That's one reason someone might want to download a virus. They don't like their friends very much.
     
  7. May 23, 2007 #6

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    Or want to test the security of their employer/school/university's system...
     
  8. May 23, 2007 #7
    Its such a bizarre ad they probably misread it as 'free anti-virus', which is another one of those cute mental phenomena that we should give psychologist money to study:yuck:
     
  9. May 23, 2007 #8

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    I suppose its only one worse than:

    WARNING!!! Your computer clock may be wrong. Click here to download our spyware rather than look at the clock and change it yourself
     
  10. May 23, 2007 #9

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    How can you make sure that it's not a kind of virus that sneaks to people's PC, get their PF(or any other forum) login information and then spam?:uhh:

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    hmmm...so they must work on ads that are eyecatching for pets!
     
  11. May 24, 2007 #10

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    I would be very tempted to do this. Sure, I'd be OK with putting 250 computers at risk just to satisfy my curiosity, why not?
     
  12. May 25, 2007 #11

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    I didn't say it was a sensible choice. A friend of mine once formatted a school computer because he was certain that they wouldn't have been stupid enough to not have something to stop him. Turns out they were that stupid. Him too.
     
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