I think I’ve gotten them. I’m hoping they’ve been slayed. Who really knows?
Tonight at work, one of my computers started acting a little nuts. The farther I peered inside, the more things I saw that were out of whack.
One-by-one looking at the list of running programs I found what seems to be a full suite of spyware/adware from begin2search.com. Hey guys, thanks for the programs. Not!
How did they get there? This is a machine that’s never used for web browsing.
As it turns out, when we had a dedicated high speed T-1 line installed, this machine was put out on the Internet to test it. Running Windows 2000, it was like telling burglars where to find unlocked doors.
Microsoft has got to take a bit of responsibility here too. What were they thinking. This is a security nightmare.
I know my way around the inner workings of these machines and it still took me hours. Technophobes don’t even have a chance. These bits of rogue programming are impervious to the uninitiated. They certainly wouldn’t go away with just one swipe of one spyware program.
Please, never again.