OricXe - Column for 6/22

The First One

As usual I dialled up to surf the wonderful freak show called the web. Usually is would’ve been with a semi-clean XP installation and IE. But this time it was different. This was just after I read in a magazine that people like me who dial up every once in a while without protection are most at risk from viruses, Trojans or whatever other name that’s synonymous with malicious code.

This time a firewall was enabled. This time, after months surfing with IE, with absolutely no anti-virus, firewall or any other software of named with two nouns, I had to read the goddamn article in the mag.

So after installing Firefox and downloading a firewall, I thought I was all set. Browsing with Firefox was kinda fun, Tabs! Whoohoo! I like them, easier to use too.

A point is needed somewhere and it is this. There’s a virus on the computer. I have no idea where it came from, since on the day of contraction I visited mostly reputable sites containing stuff on maths, physics, Cant, etc.

It was a long time coming and I knew it would happen sometime, but what is really scary is not that the PC’s infected with a virus(Trojan, whatever), but that it requests information from the don’t be evil company, Google.

Nothing’s downloaded by the way, because sending’s what it does. There’s nothing incriminating that it could send, simply because there’s nothing on the computer that I wouldn’t be ashamed to show my mother or let an identity thief sift through.

So what the fuck does Google want with information on my PC? Seeing as the little motherfucker is making surfing impossible, by slowing my connection to sloth speed. I wonder if I’m the only one with this problem.

A quick search on Google should find that out for me……er..maybe MSN.

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