Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Humorous Blue Screen of Death

Way back when I use to do IT work, there were always pranks being played. Running a background job that would have roaches come out from behind a window that you moved and they would run to be behind other windows.

And of course in 2006 came the Blue Screen of Death screen saver. Straight from Microsoft you too can cause your IT friends and anyone else to go crazy...

From ZDNet news this is quoted:

But antivirus vendors are not impressed with the spoof screensaver software, which is named BlueScreen v3.2.

McAfee, for one, is actively preventing users from downloading the software. The company's security research team told ZDNet UK this week: "This is not a false positive. We are intentionally detecting this as Joke.Bluescreen.c, as it's meant to scare people."

Microsoft declined to say why it had chosen to keep offering BlueScreen, but a company representative said: "It's intended to be lighthearted."

Go ahead. It's not that hard to do.

1 comment:

Marie said...

That is really funny. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!!!