“I don’t remember downloading this app. I wonder what it does…”, I said to myself.
I thought I was being smart by running it inside of sandboxie, but little did I know that was what the creator was counting on.
When I ran the app it promptly attacked the sandboxie application, and loaded a virus into my main system.
The virus said, “See sandboxie is not as safe as you thought it was. And, thank you for the $1000 from your credit card.”
Good thing, I wasn’t connected to the internet. But, I did have to wipe the hard drive and reinstall my Windows ME.
Let that be a lesson to me, to check everything out thoroughly if I am not sure. Also, never to try something like this on my primary PC (XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines).