Well it was fatal for my laptop computer.
My wife borrowed my laptop, and called me a half hour later to "fix" the computer. It was popping up all kinds of screens telling me my credit card details were being hacked right now, and demanding $10 to get the 'fix'
It had disabled Windows 7 security, Microsoft Security Essentials, and my firewall settings.
I could do nothing. When I re-booted it was in my face again immediately, rendering the computer unusable.
In a fit of temper I put my fist straight through the screen, smashing it clean off its mounts and sending it clear across the room.
That felt so good that I took the body of the laptop and smashed it to smithereens on the flagstones on the patio.
"It's fixed" I informed my wife, who was in fit's of laughter, then I dusted off my Apple Mac and told her I'd give her a hundred quid and a new computer if she could get the same problem to appear on the Mac. She can't do it.
What do you have to do? latest OS, latest Microsoft Security Essentials, and still stuffed!!
Bollox to PC's from now on - I've had enough.
The only excuse we have for making music in the first place is to make it differently..vis-a-vis our own difference (Glenn Gould)