Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer vs. Malware

At a recent Windows Vista reviewers conference, Microsoft Platforms Vice President Jim Allchin shared a story about Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's experience trying to clean a computer infected with malware.

Steve Ballmer was at a friend’s wedding reception when the bride’s father complained that his PC had slowed to a crawl and asked Steve if he would be able to take a look.

Ballmer spent almost two days trying to rid the PC of worms, viruses, spyware, malware and severe fragmentation without success.

He then took the computer to Microsoft’s headquarters and gave it to a team of engineers who spent several days on the machine, finding it infected with more than 100 pieces of malware, some of which were nearly impossible to eradicate. Security Absurdity » Archives » Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer vs. Malware

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th June 2006 9:36AM