|reply to jlivingood |
I suppose the question on my mind is, "where's the SSL"? I mean, if instead of putting that little banner at the top the page redirected to a » connection saying basically, "Excuse me but you're polluting the net, please fix your machine by XXXX. Here's the link you were going to: »", etc, etc.
That would at least cover the "techies". For everyone else, I like the autodialer suggestion below.
I suppose one other bit of confusion among the average folks is that, it might not be the machine redirected that has the virus. At my parents, my Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister and the guestroom have computers connected. I imagine the little notice isn't going to be able to specify which one it is. If there could be a link which gave a little more info (as to which virus or bot it was so that if its a Mac problem my Dad can check his machine and a Linux problem would be my Mom's netbook, etc,etc).
The redirect to security.comcast.net is a start I guess but that doesn't cover all of the problems above. My Mom, Dad, Brother, and Sister in the above don't know my Dad's Comcast logon to download McAfee. My Dad and Mom can't use it at all since they're on Mac and Linux respectively. And there are folks like me who have absolutely no idea what my Comcast login info is. I don't use anything on comcast.net so I know I had to set up something when I got the modem but I haven't looked at is since. (I also don't have any Windows machines so McAfee would be a moot point but I'm just saying as an example).
I think its a good idea and a good start but could use some refinements. Right now it looks like all those other bad popups people get and it leaves open some questions as to "what should I be looking for where?" questions when trying to go bothunting.