Do You Want A Free Computer Virus?

A computer specialist put up an advertisement using Google AdWords offering a computer virus for download, absolutely free! Quoting the Reuters article:

Surprisingly, he found as many as 409 people clicking on the ad saying “Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!” during a 6-month advertising campaign on Google’s Adword, said the IT security expert.

“Some of them must have clicked on it by mistake. Some must have been curious or stupid,” said Mikko Hypponen, head of research at data security firm F-Secure.

I’m sure the ad impression would be around a few million during that timeframe. And only 409 people clicked on the ad. Am I the only one who thinks that this is a good thing? Personally, I estimated that he could have gotten at least a few thousand clicks.

6 responses to “Do You Want A Free Computer Virus?”.

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