Dear pupils trying to download Minecraft

After the 4th time in 2 minutes that the antivirus program blocks your Minecraft.exe download from a dodgy third-party site, you should perhaps take the hint that:

  1. that isn’t a legit copy of Minecraft, and
  2. that isn’t what you should be doing in an English lesson anyway.

The antivirus emails me when it blocks a threat. So I’ve had a few emails. Don’t be surprised if I remote view your screen, take some screenshots, and forward them to your teacher.

About The Angry Technician

The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.

6 responses to “Dear pupils trying to download Minecraft”

  1. Jonathan Steward says :

    where were you when i was back at school a couple of years ago… they needed a decent IT technician back then. So many problems.

  2. nhad says :

    My experience tells me it was the teacher. :)

  3. Powershell says :

    [Lab1-PC05] d:\Minecraft> cat .\ops.txt > banned.txt; rm .\ops.txt

    That was a good day.

  4. ScottishTech says :

    One of our schools has purchased the Educational version of Minecraft for use by an after-hours computing club. It seriously stuck in my craw having to put that on!

  5. BCSTech says :

    Are you using Sophos AppControl?

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