This article is based on information that is provided by many diffrent sources but was first discovered by ZDnet as far as we know. This is why I am using ZDnet as my primary source.
Microsoft has sent out a Virus to all XP and Vista computers but it only has a negative effect on XP computers. The idea of this virus (assuming it was constructed on purpose) is to make people want to use Vista by making it almost impossible for Techs like myself to fix an XP computer. Wait just a minute you say. Justin is telling me that Microsoft sent out a Virus and it’s on my PC? Yes that is correct. What is the definition of a computer virus?
definition of a computer virus
- A computer program that is designed to replicate itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer. It may be benign or have a negative effect, such as causing a program to operate incorrectly or corrupting a computer’s memory.
But does this program from Microsoft actually do this? YES! it may or may not be designed to but it does.
It replicates itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer from the Microsoft server. It does have a negative effect which results in you not being able to do windows updates after trying to repair a Windows XP computer effectively making the customer want to use Vista since it is not affected by this problem yet. It does corrupt the computer’s memory with a bad version of the normal functioning program. So yes it’s a Virus. And you did get it without asking for it.
So how to get rid of it? Click Here http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=817
UPDATED STORY 09/28/07
Further proof that Microsoft has a motive to stop XP from selling. http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=759
By the way there is also proof that Microsoft Fix it tools don’t actually work in XP. http://nl.com.com/view_online_newsletter.jsp?list_id=e550
If you are like me and you don’t trust Microsoft any more you can contact me and let me know if you need to get rid of Microsoft products on your PC and use a superior system made by the people for the people.