Joined: 04 May 2005 Posts: 11225 Location: Arizona USA
Posted: Thu 04 Mar 2010, 00:38 Post subject:
Confessions of a Windows 7 pirate
Maybe this helps explain why our forum gets hit with so much spam.
My hunt for utilities that bypass Windows 7 activation technologies led me to some very seedy corners of the Internet. First, I did what any red-blooded wannabe pirate would do and tried some Google searches. Of the first 10 hits, six were inactive or had been taken down. After downloading files from the remaining four sites, I submitted them to Virustotal.com, where three of the four samples came back positive for nasty, difficult-to-remove Windows 7 rootkits.
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