Oh, joy! An instant message from your long-lost Australian BFF.
She’s sent you a link; you click with confidence, even though it’s 3 a.m. in Sydney. After all, her track record is superb: Those fuzzy koala bears on tiny bikes were a riot.
But no sooner does your finger leave your mouse than an ominous calm descends, followed by a deluge of obscene popups inviting you to explore the wonderful world of “all-natural ladies” (among other unspeakable things). Egads! You’ve been infected with spyware.
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Mending your friendship with DwnNdrGirl, however, might take a bit longer.
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