Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spyware Sucks

Just over reviewing some info at the HowToGeek site. Do you realize the number of sites that are infected with malware (most of the time intentionally) has doubled during the past year?!?!?!?!? If you have a site that uses this garbage and they won't stop, either email them or, better yet, stop visiting the site. If they use malware, spyware, adware, garbageware, dungware, thiefware, etc., then I don't need to visit their site for ANY reason. I have stopped using some download sites because of this problem and absolutely will not use Yahoo under any circumstances. I wish Microsoft could have gotten past the anti-trust problems and bought Yahoo. It would probably be a good site again. Yahoo has a history of promising to stop the charade and clean up their act. Greed seems to have lured them back time and time again. It is amazing that a number of people I consider to be intelligent persist in using this garbage.

But hey, it's your computer, do whatever you desire as far as that is concerned. But DON'T complain when you receive a bill for the extensive work it takes to disinfect a PC. The soap box is now back in the closet.

"Common sense is not so common."


Grasshoppa said...

Amen, my friend! If they Yahoo, Poker Stars, or frequent ANY kind of porn sites...they need to quit crying about what the charge is to fix it, when all we hear is, "I don't know what happened. It just started doing that all by itself!"

dock said...

Amen Amen Amen! If I was using a machine and couldn't determine why certain anomalies were showing up, it would be shut down until someone that knew more could come along and explain it. Then my listening would be intense and good advice would be heeded. But...in this world of mega rocket scientists where we live people tend to know more than we do and many want to whine about charges. Gosh, tolerance is a wonderful virtue. It really has no place in the arena of people infecting their machines. Ron White says it best, "You just can't fix stupid."

I'd much rather someone get in touch and say I have this stuff and need it removed. You know they didn't do it on purpose and they also realize being the user such problems are created by them, not the techs. Guess I am violating one of the secret heeby jeeby mojo voodoo techlaws by revealing the fact that we can usually pinpoint where it originated if we are paid to take the time for such actions, lol.

feleciab said...

No reason in not saying the truth. It would save us a lot of time and effort in the long run!
If you don't surf with some sense, then ya get what you deserve.
It is just a shame it is gonna take some one else a long hard weekend of work and then sometimes it is just easier to reload and start from scratch!
Preach on brothas!