“There’s porn on on my computer!”

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Two years ago, my office was in the midst of dealing with the fallout from the major snowstorms in the Northeastern US. The week those occurred, the Support Department managers decided it would be in our “best interests for continued business operation” to provide all Support reps with laptops which could be used to work from home.

Laptops were purchased and provided on a seniority basis.

The last woman to receive her laptop didn’t actually get a brand new unit. Instead, she received a re-imaged machine that had belonged to her manager. (He got the new one instead, natch.)

The morning I set it up on her desk, she comes over to my cube and says “There’s porn on my computer!”

Naturally, I’m dismissive, saying “It’s brand new, it’s not even able to access the internet yet, it can’t have porn on it.” Just the same, I go and check out her computer.

All I see is the computer’s company-branded desktop.

I run scan after scan, and spend a good 2 hours on the unit to find nothing.

I ask her what she’d been doing when the so-called “porn” showed up. She indicated she’d left it sit on her desk for a while when she went to get her morning coffee.

With that, I realized there’s something wrong with the screensaver, so I checked out the preview of that.

Come to find out, the computer’s image included a company branded desktop, as well as a company-branded screensaver, one frame of which had a series of ballet dancers, with the image focused on their legs.

This, of course, is the height of porn for a 70+ woman.

[Picture Source: Cosmic Kitty (CC)]

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