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Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Ahh yess

> Of course, you tell them that they're doing something else (like getting something for free), but the malware gets in there all the same.

The thing about Windows is that there are (or were) designed in 'convenience' features that mean you don't even have to get the user to do anything other than normal operation. For example: simply inserting a CD or USB could run software on that media. Selecting an email could cause it to load an attachment and execute code (eg Excel macro or Javascript), downloaded files can be executable without further action, file types are hidden so knickers.jpg.exe looks like knickers.jpg and clicking on it executes code.

Other systems just aren't that convenient for malware. The user must do something out of the ordinary.

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