I don’t care if one downloads music or movies or bootlegged software over P2P. Good for them! They probably have their reasons and —to tell the truth— I’d most likely agree with most of them too.
But if one does download pirated software from a random —untrusted, untraceable, unknown— source, gives their admin password too when installing it and then ends up with a trojan in their /usr/bin and a bunch of other shit all over the place, then I think one had it coming and should be ostracized and ignored when complaining about it.
Fortunately, there are good people out there willing to help regardless of the great stupidity that caused one’s terrifying “computer infected” experience. Although I still believe kamikaze free-loaders shouldn’t get any help —at least not for free— I have to agree that there might’ve been some sound justifications that led them to get the trojan-infected iWork ’09 package and, subsequently, fuck up their Macs.
So —just because I do envy these generous people willing to help out simply because they’re good— here’s a link to the easiest, safest, least technically challenging method: iWorksServices.clix. Your’re gonna need CLIX —if you don’t already have it— and you’re probably gonna need to do a little reading before anything else, but it’s worth it and will definitely save you a lot of trouble.
If you’re one of those affected by this trojan, do it now!
And next time you get something from BitTorrent and the likes, think twice before giving your admin password. Being on a Mac makes you a lot safer than being under a Windows box, but it doesn’t do it magically ;)
Update: 6000 More Idiots
There’s aanother one… and it doesn’t come as a surprise at all. There will definitely be more and more, as the number of free-loader idiots is growing (currently, a little over twenty six thousands and counting).
I am Jack’s total lack of surprise.