January 9, 2006

Polluting My Computer

In an irrational daze of tiredness, in search for a free e-card website, I let down my defenses and let a website install all kinds of wicked stuff on my computer. My fault, I hit all the “OK” and “I ACCEPT” buttons and watched it happen. The "Oh No" moment came when my home page changed to the website of this not-to-be-named e-card service. Turns out it was more than e-cards – they loaded all kinds of gambling software and pop-up ads on my system. The ads even popped-up without being linked to the internet.

Luckily and hopefully I was able to de-install it all. You just know that there is spywear polluting my computer.

Do my friends that send me e-cards actually subscribe to the services?