Malware, commonly known as spyware, has become a serious problem for online users. While spam can be simply annoying, malware can infect your system and compromise your data as well as cause the machine to perform eradictly. Your operating system can get malware by simply browsing to a site or downloading an attachment.
Today most spyware designers have as much respect as neo-Nazis. Many of our customers scream and moan about their infected systems and wish they could view porn more easily. I mean after all why should someone risk their computer's security when they want to view images of celebrity nipple slips and the latest amateur Asian gang bang.
Microsoft Security expert, Mike Danseglio, states the best thing to do when infected is to wipe the system and start over, which is annoying since most people find malware on their machine on a weekly basis, if not daily. His admission to malware being unbeatable is strange at best. The following quote from him is priceless:
"In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit."
I'll tell my customers to get right on it Bill Paxton style.
"Malware has reached epidemic proportions today: Only focused and coordinated efforts will help the world computing community to oppose the computer underground effectively." - Natalya Kaspersky, CEO Kaspersky Labs
Microsoft: Often, Malware is Unbeatable