I have a friend who is disabled since a motor vehicle accident in the '80s. His disabilities keep him in a wheel chair, and in pain most of the time. He also had head injuries that affected his personality, ability to learn new things, and some other stuff. He doesn't have many friends, and hasn't been on a date since the accident.
Some years ago, I gave him a computer and tried to help him learn how to use the 'net for researching stuff he's interested in. He is interested in some neat, technological stuff. I thought that might be something he could do from a wheelchair.
Turns out he quickly found his way to "the dark side." Positive aspect: He does enjoy having a computer. Negative aspect: He keeps getting wiped out by accessing/downloading stuff from unclean sites. (And ... maybe more negative aspects?)
I've told him that he will get malware if he continues to visit those sites. He understands that. He does it anyway. I do not know if he has paid for any of this. I don't know whether he'd answer truthfully if I asked him.
I've helped him get back online a few times. Once a couple of years ago, I saw some of the images he was downloading. They were graphic but not (to me) disturbing. Seemed to be consenting adults. Now he's been crashed again. Brought computer home, and now I'm seeing really ugly, disturbing stuff.
I did get rid of some things on there that were preventing him from accessing the 'net, and I think I'll be able to get one other glitch cleaned up, and maybe that'll be enough (?). But now I'm wondering if I'm doing a good thing or a bad thing.
Maybe the entity that inserted a "zero access" type infection into his registry was doing the world a service.
Jump in there with opinions, please. I'm interested in knowing what you'd do in this situation.