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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2004, 05:34:08 PM »
   Storm, make sure your Windows XP is updated and start by downloading adaware at  
   www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware
This should get rid of some of the spyware and adware.  Let me know how this goes.
    www.eeye.com/Research/Upcoming/index.html
This link shows some of the security risks attached to XP and the NT code in general --- so much for so called Microsoft security in XP :>
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2004, 05:53:28 PM »
Yeah, now I get more junk-mail on my regular address than I do on Hotmail... though I KNOW I never gave that address to anyone  :-\

  Storm, make sure your Windows XP is updated and start by downloading adaware at  
   www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware
This should get rid of some of the spyware and adware.  Let me know how this goes.
    www.eeye.com/Research/Upcoming/index.html
This link shows some of the security risks attached to XP and the NT code in general --- so much for so called Microsoft security in XP :>

Thanks!! I'll give it a try...  ;D
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2004, 06:51:14 PM »
I hardly get junk mail on hotmail since I started blocking the senders... But I did get one spoofed e-mail pretending to be from one of my lecturers :o I could tell it was fake right away - no lecturer of mine would ever send me an e-mail titled "Honey" :P
It's still kinda spooky :o

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2004, 06:56:41 PM »
"Honey, you really gotta pay attention to my lectures, I know you love me." ;)

Now that's spooky...  :o
Especially if you've seen the lecturer :o
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2004, 07:21:24 PM »
Why, what does he look like? ;) Unless it was a she. ;)



The thing I hate is when people think they are forwarding along emails that are "helpful" to society when they are really just pointless spam. ;P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2004, 10:30:00 PM »
My favourite's the one about Microsoft sending each person $200 or something "because they have the money to do it".  A friend of mine has sent me that forward about 4 times in the past 4 years, LOL!  ::)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2004, 12:41:06 AM »
   Storm, also look up CWShredder and Spybot -- Search and Destroy on google.  These free utilities should help you clear up a lot of junk.  AVG, Avast or AntiVir are all free anti-virus programs that you could use and ZoneAlarm is a free firewall if you need that.  Finally, you may want to download a HOSTS program to help block many advertisements.  Let me know how it goes.  If you have any trouble, feel free to post back and let me know.  I want to make sure your computer system is more secure.   ;D
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2004, 05:10:27 AM »
dew7 ur really helpful, glad ur here ;B
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2004, 06:21:32 AM »
The thing I hate is when people think they are forwarding along emails that are "helpful" to society when they are really just pointless spam. ;P

Any time I get one of those types of things, I just reply to them with the relevant "Urban Legends Reference Pages" entry. ;D

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2004, 11:52:49 AM »
I think I've glanced at the site before, never checked it out in detail. ;) Never knew that Mr. Ed was really a talking zebra. ;P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2004, 12:37:29 PM »
Almost all people who know my (main) e-mail address, also know about those urban legends, so I don't get those a lot anymore either. The last one I got was at work, from a colleague (in another department) sending it to all employees' addresses.
Up until a time ago, I got spoofed messages about the stock market, there wasn't a virus attached though, it was just spam. That seems to have stopped though. XB
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2004, 06:03:22 PM »
  Storm, also look up CWShredder and Spybot -- Search and Destroy on google.  These free utilities should help you clear up a lot of junk.  AVG, Avast or Anti are all free anti-virus programs that you could use and ZoneAlarm is a free firewall if you need that.  Finally, you may want to download a HOSTS program to help block many advertisements.  Let me know how it goes.  If you have any trouble, feel free to post back and let me know.  I want to make sure your computer system is more secure.   ;D

Thanks!!
I installed and used Adaware... everything is still working fine ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2004, 06:13:14 PM »
I just read about a tip against e-mail worms that send themselves to your entire address book - adding an address book entry named 000 with a non-existing e-mail address. It's supposed to let you know if there's a worm at work since the worm tries to send an e-mail to a non-existing address, which causes an error message to be sent to your mailbox.
It was also said to stop the worm entirely, since the non-existing address would be the first in your address list, the worm would try sending an e-mail to that address and would stop when it fails to do so. I don't know about the first part, but this part doesn't sound very true to me :-\
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2004, 07:06:37 PM »
Well, having an invalid e-mail address in your address book would cause sends to that address to bounce back.  So it's a nice indicator of whether you ran a virus or not...

...but it wouldn't stop the worm from sending to the other addresses because viruses don't disable themselves when e-mails bounce back.  ::)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2004, 11:25:59 PM »
   I am glad I can help people solve their computer problems.  Storm, were you able to stop that backdoor problem on your computer.  Windows must be updated, current virus scanner and spyware protection at the bare minimum and firewall if you have broadband.  I made a mistake and called a anti-virus program anti and I meant Antivir.  Sorry for the mistake.  Let me know any Windows problems that you have in this post and I will try to answer your questions.    !!!

   Anyone think that Microsoft will ever release another Windows that has Dos in it and is based on the 9x code like 98SE?  A user in the windows 98 general newsgroup mentioned since when is Microsoft interested in the consumer's opinions and I think he may have somewhat of a valid point.  What do you think?    :)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2004, 03:46:49 AM »
I doubt they will make another one based on 9x
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2004, 01:24:07 PM »
who are we? ...you ....you don't have mpd too do you?
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2004, 02:06:09 PM »
who are we? ...you ....you don't have mpd too do you?
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2004, 02:32:17 PM »
What do you think about the extension of 98, 98SE, and ME to June 2006?  Was it to appease small countries or because everybody was bothering Microsoft that they wanted more support even if it was only minimal and mainly for security issues on 98, 98SE, and ME or was support extended for some other reason?
I think it may have been because M$ does not consider XP a good enough OS to make 98SE-users think about upgrading and it might be better to wait for Longhorn.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2004, 03:29:57 PM »
No, I am now speaking in King's (and Queen's in your part of the world) speech. 8)

phew you got me worried there ; ) ...but this was indeed my second guess... but since you aren't female, you coudn't use queen speech, never thought of kings though ; )
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