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.
In the realm of scientific observation, luck is granted only to those who are prepared. - Louis Pasteur