jr blames Microsoft and he’s so fucking right!
I installed Virtual PC with Windows 2000 on a Mac yesterday and ran our network-based updater, that’s supposed to update Windows and, I foolishly thought, install Norton AntiVirus (don’t misunderstand me, I am not blaming it for not installing the antivirus, I am just deeply sorry of my misconception on this point).
Today I tried running Windows Update, without success, and then installing Office 2000. When it was almost finished (i.e. a long time after it started), our system administrator told me that a new virus had infected our network (which is protected by a firewall) and that my Virtual PC installation is among the machines infected.
In a way, that’s good news. It shows that Virtual PC does a good job emulating all the features of a PC.
What? You see steam coming out of my ears? No kidding.
Update: Apparently this virus is of a new kind, extremely evolved. It infects a PC under Windows, spreads to the Macs by means of the user (it must be a computer/human hybrid virus) and then makes iTunes play Deep Purple dead loud, without any possibility of lowering the volume, quitting the program or shutting down the Mac. Not that it bothers me, though. I find it rather soothing.