Sgt_Kickaxe - 1:58 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
While I love hearing about successful botnet takedowns I'm not about to cheer on the same company who installed bingbar and two dozen other "helper" features on my new office computer before I bought it. I couldn't even install a copy of Mahjong from a DISK I own because it was helped into forcing real arcade to be installed by a "helpful" feature.
The irony of taking down a botnet while having infected my computer with helper features of their own makes me less than cheerful. I suppose it's a step in the right direction, but an affiliate ebay link on the desktop of new operating system installations? Forced online backups? Forced monitoring by a "security company"? Give me a break.
It took me two hours to remove all that "helper" crap, thanks Microsoft.