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It's actually kind of fun when I occasionally get a virus. I always remove them by hand, piece by piece, and tracking them down is a learning experience. It's also amusing seeing some of the clever tricks they pull.

Maybe it's time to get a Mac?

What do you learn? What have you ever done with that knowledge?

It teaches about the structure of the registry, and gets your hands in some of the low-level hooks of the system. It mostly teaches you how to remove viruses. I didn't mean to say it was truly practical knowledge; I just enjoy discovery.

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