A reader reports receiving a warning from anti-virus software about a malicious program called “inst32.exe” after visiting this blog. Has anyone else had a similar experience? If we’re linking to a bad site I’d like to know so that I can remove the link. Thanks.

8 thoughts on “Virus?”

  1. No virus here. Only a great blog.
    (you might want to check with the fellows at for an update, just to be on the safe side)

  2. Sometimes viruses are embedded in ads. Two people visiting the same page may not get the same ad so unless they took a screenshot it’s hard to say where it might have come from.

  3. I had a struggle to convert my teenaged daughter to a Mac before she left for college. Having spent time, money and years of my life cleaning various viruses, trojans and worms from her PC, I thought it essential before she left. Two years later, I can report that it has been a success and I have not heard a peep about trouble from her. She resisted the change because she had 7,000 downloaded songs on her PC.

  4. Here’s another virus to be wary of.

    The AGW Anthropogenic Global Warming or Human Induced Climate Change virus was first isolated in a lab at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Nowhere.

    The AGW virus can be recognized by the following signature

    valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor

    The external effect of the virus is visible as a tendency of graphed data to dip in the middle and then rise sharply at the end for no apparent reason.

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