TECH So this guy at my office...

deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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...got one of those malware apps on his home computer that bugs you constantly about how you're not protected from malware, and offers a website where you can buy their anti-malware application to get rid of the popups...

...AND HE ACTUALLY BOUGHT IT!! :eek3: I just don't know what to say.

He told me this after he did everything, naturally.
 

Limp_Brisket

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Jan 2, 2006
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Utah
lol, one of my friends did too. he's definitely not computer savvy, but i never expected him to do something like that. then the spyware tool didn't work so he e-mailed the dude that made it, and that guy said to run a tool that generated some sort of large report and e-mail it to him, and my friend did it...

when i found out i was like "so... you trusted some random person off the internet enough to send him what could have been all your private information?"
 

dissonance

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May 23, 2006
6,770
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At least he didn't delete his hard drive. A friend of mine recently asked me to fix the computer I gave him. He said it was giving him some sort of error message and that Windows wouldn't load. When I go to turn it on I get a message saying that there is no OS found.... no clue how he managed that.
 
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deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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Man oh man. That's even worse; at least all these guys got was just a credit card number, not that that's a minor breach of security by any means.
 

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