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09/24/2006:"Salvador Dali Lama is a MySpace Junkie"

sdl (60k image)It started out innocently enough. This past week, as I researched and started utilizing social networking and video sharing sites (see this last week's posts) for a series of articles and marketing ideas I have, I was FORCED (you could hear the bones cracking) to create a MySpace account. As I clicked and uploaded and banged my head against "Server Busy" pages and messages about "Unexpected Errors that Tom Will Fix Lickety-Split", it dawned on me, but much too late: I was addicted. "My name is Ian, and I'm powerless in the face of MySpace..." I even created the doofy graphic you see here to match my oh so clever handle: Salvador Dali Lama. So far, aside from dry, burning eyes and mouse-finger fatigue, I'm having a blast. I think it'll actually be a cool networking tool as I get ready to move out west. The only bad side effect so far (besides having a new addiction) is the fact that somewhere on MySpace - don't remember where - one of the more insane page hacks crashed Firefox and my system. The next time I rebooted, I had weird little popups from "NSIS Marketing". Turned out that whatever it was installed a few Trojans....this is definitely going on our new site when it goes live.

I finally got the damn thing uninstalled using a tool called TrojanHunter (SpyBot, AVG, & AdAware all missed it), but only after it had installed...

Files Like:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\nsis.jar
C:\Program Files\Common Files\NSIS\ns26.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\NSIS\uninst.exe

And Registry Entries Like:

"{F89688C0-370E-4E5D-A473-299B383A41E5}"="NSIS Media Extension"

"DisplayName"="NSIS Media Extension"
"UninstallString"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesNSISuninst.exe"
"DisplayIcon"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesNSISuninst.exe,0"

"InstDir"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesNSIS"

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