How to Lose Control of Your Computer in 6 Days

This report from Denver News Channel 7 should send chills up the backs of parents who willingly let their kids download music and movies from free file sharing tools such as Limewire and Kazaa without current and updated antivirus and antispyware protection.

In the clip, a computer forensics expert places a computer protected with an antivirus program onto three free peer to peer file sharing networks and allows it to sit passive for six days, never downloading or uploading a single file. Six days later, malicious software is found on the desktop.

The video goes on to recommend that owners can protect their computers by adding an up-to-date antispyware program in addition to the antivirus program, as well as a protective firewall.

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