Bad Karma….very bad karma

April 20, 2006

As the song goes, the karmas going to get you. I was hassling Jeremy the other day when he told me that he’d picked up a computer virus….mainly because he claimed he got it using Firefox. So what happens 2 days later? I was using IE for some testing and forgot I was using it. Before I knew it, there are more viruses on my computer then germs on the street of a third world slum. I’ve tried everything to get rid of this stuff, and I’ve got it down to one: something called Spyware Quake, which I stupidly (well in retrospect) managed to install after clicking on an alert box telling my I had spyware on my computer. See, the computer is only 3 months old, and I don’t use a lot of the HP/ Compaq installed software that came preinstalled on it. I presumed it was some sort of HP/ Compaq software message, and it didn’t look like a popup at all, it actually looked like a proper system generated message…..yeh, I should know better.

2 responses to Bad Karma….very bad karma

  1. Do yourself the favor and switch to Linux!

  2. No kidding, those things are so dangerous. You don’t even have to click; sometimes you’re typing ahead on something while waiting for a site to come up, some other window pops up, and the ‘enter’ you’d intended for your word processor ends up on someone’s popup. I use popup blockers, but they’re remarkably ineffective.