Sure, I knew Microsoft was evil, but I never expected them to actually brag about it. Today brings the release of their Malicious Software Removal Tool, though, so I guess I was wrong.

I’m curious just who they expect to be excited about this announcement. Malicious software removal? It’s bad enough that so much of their software is fairly malicious in standard day to day operations, but now they’re actively promoting a product that, judging by its name, will gleefully and with great gusto go rampaging through your computer, removing the most useful pieces of software it can find?

What hubris! What unmitigated gall!

 

What?

It’s a tool to remove malicious software?

Oh. Well, that’s different.

(via /.)

Update: Not surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one to notice the unfortunate naming of this software product. Of the various Slashdot comments in this vein so far, this one’s my favorite:

“What’s this? It says it’s a malicious software remover.”

“I dunno. Try running it?”

“Okay.” (click-click.)

PLEASE WAIT.

“What’s it doing?”

“Dunno…oh, here.”

PROGRAM COMPLETE. FIFTEEN PROGRAMS REMOVED. HAVE FUN FIGURING OUT WHICH ONES, BITCHES.

“Dammit.”

And people think Apple comes up with silly names for stuff…

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