Security Corner

Oct 30 2009   3:41PM GMT

A Serious (Not!) Intervention

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Hey, tomorrow’s Halloween, our annual celebration of all things dark and evil. This video, produced by security firm Comodo is hilarious, yet hides a rather dark truth–quite in the spirit of our creepy holiday.

The video pays homage to the popular A&E Television series “Intervention,” which portrays people whose lives are on a downward spiral, and the redemption of the people who care about them. In this case “Laptop” is infected with malware, and the experts step in.

“We make the point any way we can,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo. “This parody is funny. We hope its humorous approach grabs viewers’ attention and convinces them to install antivirus and firewall software.”

In “Intervention: Laptop (The Banned Episode!),” Laptop is a personal computer struggling with an addiction to malware and viruses. Her loved ones are desperate for help, and have reached out to the Intervention team. Can an intervention set Laptop down the right path, or will she shut down for good? Watch and find out.

Happy Halloween, everybody!

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