Originally Posted by GZS
I wouldn't say that some are not competent. I've gotten several virii... all by myself.
The latest was from a popular (serials) site. I downloaded the keygen, fully knowing that it was a virus but I hoped for god's sake that it wasn't because I needed the program.
I double clicked and bingo... dos opened and window disappeared.... then I went on the four hour escapade to get rid of it.
VMWARE + Virtual Image (hell, 98SE will work just fine) = oh shit, a virus, let me spend 30 seconds restoring it to a point w/o a virus. Thank god it wasn't on the good machine!
I've not had a spyware or virus drop on my system in years, only time I see them come up is under VMWare, where I'm in a safe environment (and generally expect to see bad shit pop up when doing serials), or scanning other people's hardware.