Wanna know what happens when you deliberately try to destroy a computer with spam, adware and viruses (virii??)? Well Steve Knopper over at Wired decided to give it a whirl. He bought a Dell Dimension B110 for $468, turned off all the security features like firewalls, virus scanners and popup blockers and set out for the raunchiest, spam infested, viagra-popping, virus ridden underbelly of the internet.
Day 10: I download Kazaa, search for .xxx, .gif, .rar, .pif, and .exe files, and open everything. My desktop is soon stuffed with pornography, MP3s in Arabic, and pirated copies of Tomb Raider. Within minutes, Explorer has a grand mal seizure – 95 pop-ups and innumerable error messages. Hah!
From my own personal experience, a big hammer works better.
[tags]Dell, Destroy Computer, Wired, Steve Knopper[/tags]