The Software That Thinks It Owns Your Computer


Malicious software like viruses and spyware intentionally hurt our PCs. But arrogant software does it without trying. It just assumes that your computer’s sole purpose is to run that particular program, and treats your Windows installation accordingly—placing icons for itself on the desktop and the Quick Launch toolbar, grabbing file associations to insure that double-clicking a file would never launch a competitor, and making sure that a piece of itself loads into RAM with every boot. And then they don’t properly uninstall. Today @ PC World - The Software That Thinks It Owns Your Computer

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 7th October 2005 10:43PM