I just didDONT MISSPELL GOOGLE!!
is this true, idk if any1 wants to try it....
Looks fake to me...I didn't try it but having that kind of meltdown seems unlikely to me.
I've had something similar happen once back in 2003, nothing that extreme though.
I was attempting to download the demo of the latest version of Nero, and their official mirrors were dragging ass (it had just been released). I googled around and found some other website offering it and was able to get a decent connection speed out of them.
The installer looked real enough, correctly named and the correct file size, but when i ran it all hell broke lose (yay Trojan horses!)
My desktop wallpaper was changed to a blue one proclaiming "you have been infected!", not only did it change my wallpaper, it locked it that way via a registry tweak. 3 tool bars piled up on top of my task bar and could not be turned off. An icon asking my to download some sort of spyware removal program popped up in my system tray. Internet Explorer picked up about 12 toolbars. Pop-up after pop-up started opening by themselves...
I managed to clean it up enough that I could get my files off of it, but I had to call that Windows install hosed. I backed up my files to a few DVD's and reformatted the drive completely (random 1's and 0's 36 times). I tell ya, seeing how much crap had been installed ( using ad-aware, spybot, avast, etc) was scary