The virus that goes around, comes back around

Creating a virus just for kicks isn't just a good way to get arrested. For Arnaldo's (soon-to-be-ex) friend, it's a surefire method of attracting more malware. Read all about it in this week's Spyware Horror Story.

Arnaldo's friend, a Mac user, is given his very first Windows PC. The friend knows nothing about Windows XP security, but that's not even his biggest problem.

The real trouble in this week's Spyware Horror Story begins when Arnaldo's soon-to-be-ex-friend decides to dabble in creating his own viruses--and gets slammed by a few of these malware leeches instead.

Find out what went wrong, what went right, and what not to do in "Boomerang virus."

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.