How computer users asked for spyware.

Inside the Internet.
June 23 2004 5:55 PM

Us Like Spies

How computer users ask to be doomed to viruses and spyware.

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If we can cultivate even a bit more computer intelligence, we could find our digital age filled with fewer errors and pests. But it won't be easy. For example, if you want to fix your computer the way I did, be very careful: Eliminating "good" items from the registry can wreck your operating system. That's the crux of our digital-age dilemma: A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but total ignorance is worse.

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