Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:08 PM
Yes, I'm sure I want to do it, and no, I'm not crazy. And this computer will be recovered back to its original state when I'm done. It's a standalone computer.
When you're helping people over the phone, and they are not terribly good at explaining what they see, it can be very difficult. First hand experience with spyware has helped me to better understand what they are going through. And it's not pretty.
One thing I've learned was that when your computer is infected with spyware, the spyware can color when you see when you do something as simple as searching. For example, when I search Google for the word "spyware", the list of links that comes up on my infected computer is very different from the one that comes up on my clean machine. It's amazing how sneaky these purveyors or spyware can be.
Anyway, later I'll try to figure out how to to the PM thing.
Thanks for the offers of help.