My Mac has spyware.

24Jun06

Or so says the PISOlutions technician.

After several days of slow and oftentimes interrupted connections and downloads, I calmed myself down and called tech support. I said our connection comes and goes and he said he’ll look into it. He did some diagnostics and said that our line was getting triple to quadruple ping digits. I asked whether that’s bad. He said yes. What was causing it.

“It’s usually caused by programs like spyware or malware.”

Huh?

“That can’t be since I’m using a Mac.”

“No, no, no. It’s definitely spyware.”

“I’m sorry but there’s no spyware for Macs.”

“There isn’t?”

“Uh, no.”

“Well, I’m sure it’s because of spyware.”

Oookay.

I restarted Safari and opened up Apple’s website. The technician then exclaimed, “There! Return ping just went up three digits again.” I closed Safari and used Camino instead. I then opened GMail. “There it goes again.”

“So you think it’s because of spyware?”

“Yes.”

“So there’s nothing you can do about it?”

“No.”

There you go folks. Macs do have spyware. They’re called Safari and Camino.

Bravo, PISOlutions. Bravo.

By the way, my brother’s Windows PC is also connected in the wireless network. At that time however it wasn’t even turned on. So I guess PISOlutions technicians have found the first spywares for Macs.

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