A Little Experiment

January 21, 2011

Recently, an experiment was done. They took a brand new computer that was totally clean of any infections. No security software was installed. They had a guy use that computer for 1 afternoon to see what would happen. He did things like read email, surfed the web, etc. He didn’t do anything out of the ordinary.

Just over an hour after using the computer, he began to have performance problems. A half an hour after that, Windows locked up and had to be restarted. 30 minutes after that, some things aren’t working. 3 hours after starting to use the PC, obvious signs of infection can be seen as there is a fake antivirus on his screen insisting that he purchase it. One hour after that, the computer is completely unusable. 

The moral of the story: Don’t use your computer on the internet without good, unexpired, up-to-date protection.

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