So not too long ago I wanted to go ahead and grab a copy of FileZilla and put it on my machine. Unfortunatley for me FileZilla has it's download hosted on the Download Cnet website. I very carefully followed the link - and clicked on download for file zilla. However and unfortunately since I do not frequent the website that much - I clicked on the Wrong download button and it put the most evil root kit on my machine I have ever bleep seen! This bullbleep even went in and deleted all of my saved system restore points (I had over 20, yes I allocated extra space just so I could accommodate more of them!) Yet this rootkit swept that under the rug easily bleep you very much.
I did find the correct link to download and install File Zilla.
However I had a huge nasty piggy backer along with it. This is the bullbleep I am talking about. Why do I even have to go through this bullbleep / worry about what download link I am clicking on, ON AN OFFICIAL DOWNLOAD SITE. This "Official" download site purposely allows this kind of bullbleep on their site - and I would not be surprised if the moderators themselves are the culprits for allowing such bullbleep to happen.
DO NOT TRUST THAT WEBSITE - BOYCOT THE bleep OUT OF IT.
Thankfully I keep ALL of my sensitive data stored on my external hard drive AND encrypted on top of that. I also use special software that encrypts my keyboard entries that operates at the lowest level (so even if they had a key logger - it didn't capture bleep). I also keep ALL my encryption keys on protected USB drives only that remain in a safe. I also have a really nice version of Norton Ghost that works perfectly from back in the day and I keep a rolling backup copy of my computer after all the drivers are installed / and updates are updated completely with everything I want excluding games on my: http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/extremepro3/
I am able to "Format the hard drive and reinstall windows" in a matter of minutes.
However why should I have to go through such bullbleep just to get a legit copy of software? The answer is that I shouldn't and neither should anyone else - so bleep you Download Cnet that was the last straw - not only am I going to boycott the hell out of your bleep I am going to encourage others to stay the bleep away whenever I get the chance.
I've been in IT for over 20 years now this bleep still boggles my mind. How can these bleeps be getting away with this bleep? I can't wait for the day where a web host is held responsible for Virii THEY ALLOW to be disseminated on their website - maybe then bleep will finally start to clean up. Things don't usually change until you start hitting people in their wallets. Only time will tell... but with people like 0bummer taking office and pushing their socialistic big brother reforms I doubt it will take long to occur.