September 17, 2005


In my search for Arizona blogs, I have been venturing to places I have never been. The ones I found that I was sorry I have been missing I put in this post.

Then I found one that I won't give you a link for, and you will see why. The site is called "All Preparation and No H" - I clicked and started reading about how he had just found out that a friend died two-weeks ago, a friend who he thought was in another state for the past two years but who was really around the corner - his friend was dying of AIDS and he never visited or said goodbye. I don't generally have regrets in my life, but those that I do center around wondering if loved ones knew how much they meant to me before they died.... Needless to say (thats for you SAJU), the post touched me.

So I clicked the link to his friends journal - and my antivirus went crazy. Unfortunately, not crazy enough. It seemed to stop something, but much got through, including Delfin Project, which was the domain that was attempting to set a cookie at the time. And Zonetico (or some such) and...oh, just a bunch of crap. A veritable plethora of spyware.

Now, I don't know if it came from the first site hitting me on the way out, or from the second site hitting me on the way in. I do know I spent far too many hours trying to clean all the remnants of any file that hit my computer on 9/16 at 11:57 a.m. And they get sneaky now - the files have a separate file that houses a timestamp so even though the file actually saved on 9/16/2005 at 11:57 a.m., it looks like it saved on 8/7/05 or 4/24/04 or.....

I wish they would track down the people responsible for those types of programs and torture them to death slowly. OK, maybe not death...maybe just excruciating pain....

Spyware people suck!


Posted by Vox at September 17, 2005 01:08 PM | peeves