Linked by David Adams on Mon 6th Oct 2003 19:34 UTC
Bugs & Viruses It's an oft-repeated maxim that one of the reasons that Windows operating systems are plagued by so many viruses, worms, and security exploits is because they are so popular. Extrapolating on this, many have remarked that if Linux, MacOS, or other OSes become more popular, they will attract the attention of virus writers. That may be true, but the increased attention will not necessarily yield the same quantity of viruses and other exploits, says a Register article. Update: Rebuttal article.
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re: drsmithy.
by Anonymous on Tue 7th Oct 2003 07:22 UTC

> Kill any processes on the system.

Grab PSKill from winternals.com, run it as administrator and it will allow you to stop pretty much any process in its tracks. Just becase Task Manager has a few safety mechanisms that watch what you're trying to kill doesn't mean the sys itself won't let you. The API does not care.

> Modify files where Administrator has not been given write or delete access.

Actually if you go into properties of said file/dir and pick the nice little take ownership options in Security you can do whatever the hell you want. And yes Administrator can do this. A few simple API calls and you've pretty much taken care of that issue.