Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Good Old Fashioned Horsewhipping

The last few months I have been fighting cyberwars against fake scanware that has some how found its way onto my personal computer. I am very careful what I download and what websites I visit. I have a plethora of anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spamware, anti-adware and anti-spybot software on my pc, but yet, something horrible got by the defense systems!

It is immensely aggravating. It makes me mad. I read online about these fake security computer scans that download themselves and make it impossible to use your computer because each time you click on the screen, a half dozen pop up screens appear, warning you of the horrible infections it has found on your computer. They originate in the Ukraine, and some of the people responsible have already been fined millions of dollars. Apparently it did not stop them.

Why not bring back good old fashioned horse whippings as punishment for the people who are least useful to society? These malware developers are the scourge of society and negatively impact more people then murderers and rapist. Save prison for murderers and rapists but publicly horsewhip these evil geniuses who ruin people's computers. I volunteer, me and my horsewhip. I have never whipped a horse in my life, but I would gladly whip one of these evil computer dudes! I would even charge admission.


Anonymous said...

Suggestions: (and they're free!)

install it and run it often:

On line scanner:

hijackthis is an excellent program but you need to have a relatively high nerd rating to know what to do safely. You can copy and paste the logfile into an email and send it to me to examine: http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

Li'l Ned said...

i hadn't thought of horsewhipping, and I admit it has a kind of down-to-earth, apple pie American, frontier justice appeal. My fantasy punishment for these evil mal-efactors would be some kind of huge electronic blast that would whip from my computer directly back into the hands and bodies of those a-holes, frying their little brains and even smaller hearts into tiny frizzles of smoking black dust, thus fulfilling the goal of letting the punishment fit the crime.