I was visiting a blog and there was a comment and a link there. The link went to the following (remove the spaces in the URL):
http : // xpantivirus.com/ 2008/2/_freescan.php?aid=880187
It promptly said that my machine (a Fedora 8 machine) was infected with some virus, resized my browser and then “started” a scan of my machine. It was funny to see that it was scanning file after file (a lot of *.dlls, *.exe etc) and at the end of it, said that it processed 1100 files, of which 10 were infected. Immediately it prompted me to download some anti virus program etc. My systems are immune. I am sure that there are a whole lot of innocent windoze lusers who have fallen for this. And thanks to the wonderful software engineering from Redmond, we have wide swaths of people unwittingly brought down a computing experience that is highly unsavoury. Sigh.