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50% Of "Free" Vista Downloads Contain Spyware  
User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1403 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.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070125/tc_infoworld/85447

Please scan your computer if you have a Vista Download. Robert NWDC10

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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1390 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.
Kev.



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Thread starter):
Please scan your computer if you have a Vista Download.

Why would I do something stupid like download Vista when I already have a working OS? I could stand not to have more crashes, freezes, and inexplicably slower CPU cycles.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

So what's the difference? All versions of Vista are bad for you, not just the malicious downloads  biggrin 

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1369 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Thread starter):
claiming to be free versions of Microsoft's Vista operating system

Isn't that a bit of a clue?


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 4):
Isn't that a bit of a clue?

 checkmark 

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.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1318 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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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Thread starter):
About half of the downloads claiming to be free versions of Microsoft's Vista operating system are actually malicious Trojan horse software,

No crap...just about anything you download "illegally" is laced with viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware.

My little brother destroyed his PC twice, all from downloading music off of Limewire and Kazaa. Just scanning some of his files on his computer with antivirus showed a multitude of crap.


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 7):


No crap...just about anything you download "illegally" is laced with viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware.

But porn is safe...right?


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 8):
But porn is safe...right?

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).  Wink



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 9):
I might suggest a Mac mini (With a large hard drive, naturally).

Signed and endorsed by,
Klaus


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
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Quoting FlyKev (Reply 1):
I'm most likely insane, but its too good to miss the price I paid.

Free express upgrade?  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 11):
Free express upgrade?

Nope. Full OEM version.

Kev.



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 3):
So what's the difference? All versions of Vista are bad for you, not just the malicious downloads biggrin

Installing Windows on your computer is like giving the keys to your brand new car to a blind, deaf and retarded kid. *CRASH!*


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

For all those who tried to steal the software and got a big fat trojan up the corn hole...



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