Trojaned

Yesterday I was slashdotted.  That was pretty cool.

But I was also trojaned this week. And that was really uncool.

I was using Firefox, the apparently secure browser.  Jessica and I were googling for the video of Amare Stoudemire’s dunk off of Steve Nash’s header in the slam dunk contest on Saturday night.

We went to a site that supposedly had the video, but instead had viruses that penetrated Firefox and installed a trojan downloader on my windows laptop.  This nasty bugger sucks down spyware onto my computer every time I connect to the Internet.

Three virus removal programs and four spyware programs later my laptop is still messed up.

While I am sure I could fix it given enough time and energy, its time for a new laptop anyway and that’s what I am going to do.

In the meantine, I am using my Powerbook with Firefox and its pretty slick.  Maybe I’ll ditch the windows PC and go Mac all the way.