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    Angry PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Man, if someone doesn't have anything better to do with their time than write a virus to mess up innocent people's computers they need to get a life! Really dude, go kiss a girl, or do some volunteer work, or come over and wash my car. Put your talents to good use instead of dicking with my stuff. And as for spyware, again if you have so much time on your hands that you want to check out whats on my machine I'll make it simple for ya... Nothing you probably haven't pirated already. Get a frickin' life...

    Darren

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Couldn't agree more.

    Interesting how the softrware world parallels the biological world. Is there some 'law of the universe' that says that when mankind creates great new tools, he must also exploit its dark side, so as to keep things in balance, for a net zero, or something like that? In physics there's conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, etc. Conservation of Goodness??

    Trond

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    20% of the human population is insane. Insane people do things like tamper with aspirin bottles; poison water supplies, ram planes into buildings, or f*** up your computer.

    It's not that these people don't have anything better to do. It's that they have an uncontrollable desire to reek havoc on other peoples lives.

    I think that the 80% of people that are sane need to confront the fact that we're living with 20% fruit cakes and fight like hell to keep them out of our lives. We out number the insane and we need to band together and fight back. Bin Laden only happened because people in our government where either insane themselves or couldn't confront the fact that there was an evil madman bent on killing innocent Americans. We had plenty of warning, we did nothing to stop him.

    As for virus makers, protect yourself by staying away from sights that are most likely to have pernicious viruses as these sights are run mainly by insane people--porn sites, serial number crack sites, free music download sites that don't compensate the artists, gambling sites, ect.

    As for adware, I've been adware free for months until last week. Now I'm getting adware from "Blockbuster". I'm going to call them up and say, "I'm one of your customers. I don't want you to hijack my computer with your unwanted ads. There are other video stores that don't do this."

    If enough people put up a fuss where they can, I think some companies will listen. As for others, let's fight the insane bastards as best we can and then maybe we can live in a place that's decent enough that we can relax and enjoy life.

    Cheers,


    Jose

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    Thumbs up Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Quote Originally Posted by josejherring
    If enough people put up a fuss where they can, I think some companies will listen. As for others, let's fight the insane bastards as best we can and then maybe we can live in a place that's decent enough that we can relax and enjoy life.

    Cheers,


    Jose
    And if that doesn't work, we'll ram planes into their buildings!
    Because after all, if your development doesn't do justice to your exposition, you had best think up another solution.

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    If I could only afford a Beautiful Mac G5.....awwwwww...(me going into a state of extasy thinking about 8 gigs of RAM)

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Niceville Sucks..to an extent, it's quite and boring (which is good and bad)

    Anyway I've got Norton Antivirus and Security on my Comp, and it seems to block all spyware such as that pretty darn well. I think you can get it for like $40 or $70 bucks or something. Whatever the price is it's worth it!

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    I had this a while back and it was hard to get rid of.

    It was so difficult for me that I forgot exactly how to do it. I know I had to boot up in Dos mode and rename all the .exe to .exe.old in order to remove it. It also involved using a program called "HiJack This". Those two in combination did the trick and I haven't seen it in months.

    I got the directions on how to do this by doing an internet search on Google with the name of some of the companies that where being advertised.

    What I found was a web of deception and confusion that took me a while to figure out.

    I know this isn't much help but I just wanted to offer encouragement. Whatever you do don't click on anything that redirects you to a spyware site. I did that and the problem turned into a nightmare of hijacked browser settings, keystroke recorders and pop adds. All in all I had to change the name of about 40 different .exe in dos to fix the problem.

    Cheers,

    Jose

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Ern,

    I think spyware is the most irritating and invasive thing to come along in a very long time. Unfortunately, businesses have caught on to the fact that people now know about spyware but don't want to pay to get rid of it and have started putting out programs that pretend to be free anti-spyware programs but in reality are just spyware programs of their own. I got tired of trying to figure out who was legitimate and who wasn't. I now have McAfee's internet protection suite including spyware removal and I have had no problems. Believe me it is worth paying the money to be rid of these damn things.

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Norton does..But you can trun it off with one push of a button whenever you want. The only time I do this though is when I do a file transfer through AIM. I can stream music off the internet just fine with the firewall on.

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    Re: PEOPLE THAT WRITE VIRUSES SHOULD BE...

    Something that hasn't been mentioned here: Firefox!!! I am SO incredibly grateful for this company (mozilla). The biggest hole in security with Microsoft is simply Internet Explorer. For lots of reasons 1) Most common, so most targeted software, 2) Many, many, many holes to exploit, and it seems every time we turn around, MS is offering new updates to patch unforseen holes. 3) I dunno, but I said lots of reasons, so there has to be at least 3 in my list here...

    Anyway, do a google search for Firefox and one of the very first few links you get will be the main page from which you can freely download this Stunning little program. It's basically the same as IE functionality-wise, and imo even better, since it gives you lots of easy ways to keep your temporary files clean and tidy, wether that means sorting them, or getting rid of them each usage of the app. Also has little stuff like a goodle search bar built into the program, instead of having to add one yourself or go to google every time you need to look something up.

    For the record, my IE is hopelessly adware ridden atm. Out of nowhere just a few weeks ago, some evil sob software decided to install itself and hijack my machine. As with the rest of you, I would be looking at reinstalling, re-authorizing, and re-updated EVERYTHING. From SX3 to Spectrasonics to EWQL on and on and on......... grrrrrrr.

    FORTUNATELY - There was another option. The only thing that was hopeless was Internet Explorer, which -i didn't know this- can be UNINSTALLED completely. With some virus software, (I now use Norton - which was $39.95, and AVG - a totally free antivirus program that catches some stuff Norton misses and vice-versa), plus Adaware and Spybot (two free adware scanner/removers) my machine is once again adware/virus free.

    Just as a test, I took Firefox to one of the worst websites I've ever seen, one that a few buddies assured me contained just about every single adware program out there, not to mention pop-up after pop-up, etc. Guess what happened? NOTHING. Not even a single pop-up.

    Seems they're all still designed for IE, so they didn't do anything when browsing using Firefox (which apparently the Dept of Homeland Security has recommended, according to the advertising on the Mozilla site.) I had heard about Firefox before, but just kinda blew it off, I'm happy with IE, etc. Now, I seriously can't recomend it enough. If yer a PC user, GET IT. You don't even have to uninstall IE, just stop using it.

    I'm sure eventually someone will come along and find Firefox's achilles' heal, but apparently it either hasn't happened yet, or it's not wide-spread enough to matter.

    Guess I had more to say than I thought, this was supposed to be a short post. Anyway, Best All!

    mike

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