Adware/Spyware freakin' sucks
I was happily typing along doing development today, when bang, out of nowhere, this popup comes up asking if I want to install something from a webpage. Since, I was happily typing along, the keyboard input for acceptance occurred before I knew what was going on. Before I knew it, I had all kinds of junk Adware/Spyware crap on my system. I download Spybot. That took care of most of it, but not all of it. The infamous “DSO Exploit” will not freakin' go away. Since, I had just rebuilt this install of WindowsXP, I had not installed the anti-virus code, just made sure that all of the updates were installed.
As a side note, there are some new virus/worms running around that were discovered today. These articles may be talking about the same things.
What a happy freakin' birthday.