Quote: Originally Posted by lorddenis
Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
I just thought of this scenario. A person want a free registry cleaner that isn't free using a torrent through a botnet. Now is that a computer bomb just waiting to go boom.
i think that i dont understand... that program clean's a registry?
Basically, Layback is presenting a scenario where you are trying to get a 'free' registry cleaner from a questionable source, in this case, a bit torrent bot net...
The 'free' part implying it is hacked or cracked. Which, in itself, is still questionable and is often just a way to put yourself at risk at some point in time as it might have a time delayed code to mess with your system.
Time delayed viruses are the hardest to pin down because most people don't know they are infected until it goes off. Most viruses tend to propagate, trying to infect as many computers as it can, which sets off alarms. Time delayed ones are less noticeable unless someone trips over it by accident and triggers it or notices something 'out of the ordinary'... But most people who try to get the 'free' software, often times don't notice it until it is too late.