Microsoft Employee & Virus?

  corc2 13:11 15 May 2005
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My mates computer has crashed after he downloaded some updates from Microsoft and when he contacted the person who built his computer, he said that a disgruntled Microsoft Employee had deliberately attached some kind of virus to an official update and it had affected a lot of computers in the same way - not allowing computer to boot up.

It sounds like b******s to me but does anyone know anything different?

  Forum Editor 13:35 15 May 2005

We have a rule about it, and if you do it again you'll find your thread being deleted.

Having said that, you're right - it's nonsense. All Microsoft updates are stringently checked before going live, and the chances of a disgruntled employee being able to slip a virus in without anyone knowing are next to nil. Even if the one-in-a-million chance did come up, the problem would be spotted, and the update taken offline within hours.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:50 15 May 2005

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.


G

  bremner 17:21 15 May 2005

Unless it is a USB Devil Duck click here

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 17:45 15 May 2005

Got to get a devil duck :)

  Pooke100 22:46 15 May 2005

but if they did they'd probably be the best ducks in the world.

Seriously though, I doubt that would ever happen. It's the guy that built his computer trying to fob him off or something.

  corc2 00:09 16 May 2005

I'd better duck off now. I don't want to get into any ducking trouble by ducking swearing. I did think it was just the guy trying to fob my mate off though. Ta muchly

Duck me

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