窗 – Chuang1 – Window
I think the virus/worm/spyware infection rate of Windows PCs for non-techie users is nearing 100%. In recent weeks, two of Jenny’s sisters have asked me to take a look at their computers because they were acting strange. I found both to be infected with dozens of different viruses and worms and various other pieces of malware. I cleaned one up about a month ago, and then going over again a few weeks ago I found it reinfected with all new stuff. I cleaned 三喵’s up today too, but I know in a month or so it will also be infected again.
The only real solution is to keep completely up to date with all the patches for Windows, but that’s impossible, because Windows Update is a complete joke. On Ellen’s computer, I logged in to Windows Update, and it told me there were 67 “critical” updates and patches that were required, a total of something ridiculous like 500 megabytes to download. And there wasn’t even a way to just say “OK, install them all.” You had to install each one and then reboot. Haven’t they heard of cumulative updates? Or patch (1)?
So what’s going to happen now? I wonder what the general reaction to this trend will be.