On 8/22/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com> wrote:
 If something popped up to
install software

What would pop up to install new software?  And why would your friend click it?  Wouldn't he or she ask you about it?

Also remember - you don't need root or a password to install software to your computer.  You just download something that overwrites your ~/.bashrc, puts itself in ~/.config/autostart, or one of many other methods.  Like firefox extensions.