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Doing Stupid on the Computer

You? Nahhh… you wouldn’t do this….. not in a million years… you know better…. ::crosses fingers::

There’s a wonderfully descriptive article from a Newsletter I get weekly about a new-ish piece of ‘malware‘ on the internet. It’s infected sites like YouTube and iTunes so it’s in a lot of places and the chances of running across it actually are higher than normal.

The full article (with helpful pictures) is located here: http://windowssecrets.com/2011/04/07/01-LizaMoon-infection-a-blow-by-blow-account

I’m going to highly recommend the Windows Secrets newsletter and web site to anyone that is even faintly interested in keeping up to date with computer information. There’s a free weekly portion of the newsletter and for anyone that makes a modest donation (and you get to pick, it can be $5 a year) there are more articles and free book chapter downloads added. The articles are well written and always useful.

The truly bottom line of the article is that a user has to interact with the thing four different times before the virus actually infects the computer! By not paying attention to what is on the screen, it’s easy to become infected with a truly nasty virus.

My words of wisdom: When in doubt, don’t. Ask. You’ll be better off in the long run.

If you do have problems, the last Computer Repair Clinic of the semester is on April 21 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Cafeteria on the Batavia Campus.

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