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  • Virus?

    Posted by Jonathan on November 30th, 2009 (All posts by )

    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 Responses to “Virus?”

    1. J. Scott Says:

      No, but I have a Mac. This is a great blog!

    2. Dan Says:

      I agree, grand blog and no viral side effects here in the land of Vista.

    3. Jose Angel de Monterrey Says:

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

    4. Nicholas Says:

      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.

    5. Beretta Says:

      No problems here.

    6. Michael Kennedy Says:

      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.

    7. Tatyana Says:

      Nope, nothing sinister here (PC and running through Firefox)

    8. Bradley J. Fikes Says:

      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
      yearlyadj=interpol(valadj,yrloc,x)
      densall=densall+yearlyadj

      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.