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The Joys Of Malware Removal


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#1 Mr Alpha

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:21 PM

Once upon a time not that very long ago, Microsoft CEO and chief cheerleader Steve Ballmer was attending a friend's child's wedding. One of the parents (I'm not sure if was the groom's or bride's) complained that his PC had slowed to a crawl and was performing miserably. Would Steve mind having a look?

According to Allchin, Ballmer spent the better part of the next two days trying to rid this PC of worms, viruses, spyware, malware, severe fragmentation, and well, you name it. Picture it: the world's 24th wealthiest person, a man worth $13.6 billion according to Forbes magazine, sitting at a table for two days, playing tech support. It was, Allchin says, a humbling experience.

Allchin says Ballmer eventually gave up and instead lugged the machine back to Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. campus. There, several engineers spent several days, burrowing deep into the system to figure out the problem. Imagine, CSI: Redmond.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:31 PM

I lift my hat to our HJT team.

Amen brotha.......I wonder how many MS Employees actually use Linux at home? :thumbsup:
By the way, Ballmers "Dance Monkey Boy" video has to be the most disturbing
thing i've ever seen.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:47 PM

Thanks , I'm glad I'm not alone reading all these security pages and sometimes feeling I'm in a loop.
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 09:08 PM

I wonder how many MS Employees actually use Linux at home?

:thumbsup: Probably a good amount. :flowers:

Edited by yano, 30 May 2006 - 09:12 PM.





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