Thursday 24 May 2007

Free computer virus

Would you click on an advert that said "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!" Computer specialist Didier Stevens put up the simple text advertisement on the Internet offering downloads of a computer virus for people who did not have any.

Surprisingly, he found as many as 409 people clicking on the ad during a 6-month advertising campaign on Google's Adword.

There was no virus involved, it was an experiment aiming to show these kind of advertising systems can be used for malicious intent, Stevens told Reuters.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Free anti virus software are good but i still preferred the paid software. Because through that you can assure that your computer are in great protection and with complete features.