The link in the Slashdot abstract, to http://ostatic.com/ causes Norton Security to throw a fit about no fewer than _164_ drive-by downloads on that site. What an unfriendly link to provide. Serves me right for attempting to actually read the article.
You're PC is infected with multiple malware/viruses. 1 of the viruses is called Norton. So first remove that Norton virus by going to Add Remove programs, then go to http://avast.com/ to install a virus scanner, and scan for viruses. The ostatic website is clean.
If in any problem you find yourself doing an immense amount of work, the answer can be obtained by simple inspection.