Could be totally possible that whatever "infected" the writer's system had nothing at all to do with the internet site he was visiting. Could have been from the hotel or another person at the hotel.
Recently at work, our PCs and laptops were hit with a trojan program. Due to network security, or lack of the site still being up the Trojan was trying to contact, not much happened, even though the trojan tried to infect removable media and network shares.
Here's the kicker - the Enterprise AV solution from McAfee did not recognize the threat of the initial package. BUT - Malware's Anti-Malware did in fact ID it as a backdoor trojan.
Even after numerous updates from McAfee, we are still cleaning up the registry autorun settings and fake Recycler folders.
McAfee, to its credit, does now ID and delete the file, but does nothing about the registry settings or fake Recycler folders.
Point is, funny how a free solution can ID the trojan, but one our corporation pays money for cannot.
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