NWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
San Francisco (IDGNS) - About half of the downloads claiming to be free versions of Microsoft's Vista operating system are actually malicious Trojan horse software, security vendor DriveSentry warned Thursday.
FlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
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I wouldn't download it. This is typical of spyware and virus creators to jump on-board at the earliest opportunity.
My versions coming tomorrow OEM sealed Vista premium.
I'm most likely insane, but its too good to miss the price I paid.
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Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Quoting AC773 (Reply 5): The title of the original article is "Half of pirated Vista is malware", which leads me to believe that the title of this thread is nothing more than misleading sensationalism.
Indeed. As much as I bash Micro$oft this is rediculous.. Maybe if people werent cheap and diddnt break the law their computers wouldet get fucked...
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Any content that you shouldn't get for free - but are anyway - is a risk for trojans and other nasties. The problem is not specifically that it's illegal, rather that you're not getting the content from a trusted source.
But 99% of these bugs are Windows-only, so if you need a nice little machine for all your porn and warez, I might suggest a Mac mini (With a large hard drive, naturally).
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.