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Posted: August 17, 2005, 10:09 am - IP Logged

I have no idea why the site was down all this morning, because I haven't gotten an explanation from the data center yet.

All I know is that the entire network was down in the data center this morning, and it just came back up.

I am guessing that it had something to do with the Internet Worm that was reported all over the news yesterday.

Hopefully things stay up the rest of the day.

 

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    Posted: August 17, 2005, 10:24 am - IP Logged

    Todd, my husband's Blackberry was beeping all night last night......he has globally 80 some plant computers to supervise.......this worm is something else........he went to work this morning not knowing what to expect........

    So I suspect the worm is the culprit..........and all the computers are running Windows XP.  I have not talked to him yet this morning.....all he said when he left the house is that is going to be a "bad day"..................

    I just went to my virus website to see if there was an update available.  No luck there so I think the next few days, everyone needs to be careful on what they download and what mail they open.

    Sandy

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      Posted: August 17, 2005, 10:35 am - IP Logged

      Norton gave me an auto download last night, to guard against the worm.  I'm guessing you don't use Norton Internet Security?

       

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        Posted: August 17, 2005, 11:21 am - IP Logged

        Nope, I hate anything to do with Norton.........

        2 previous computers I had trouble with it.....my sister just said she is having trouble.....told her to delete the Norton and sure enough she is fine now.......too many conflicts with it.........she uses McAfee now......I just use the ADV and I have not any trouble with it for 4 years now......

        I believe my husband's customers use McAfee also now.

        Sandy

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          Posted: August 17, 2005, 11:27 am - IP Logged

          Norton is junk, It attaches to everything and cause more problems than anything.

          McAfee here also Sandy. We had problems with the Tojan Horse at our offices.

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            Posted: August 17, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

            All I know is that when I couldn't get my lotto feed from Todd at 6:30 am I went into withdrawl!

            I didn't recover until it was back up.

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              Posted: August 17, 2005, 11:33 am - IP Logged

              When I bought my computer, I installed Norton, only to find out, I couldn't purchase anything online. This realization only came about after a 3 hour ordeal with a Compaq CSR.

              Finally a specialist was put on the phone, and he told me it might be Norton, and that there was too much security. He also stated that if I want to purchase online I would have to remove it. Sure enough it worked.

              I probably could have just lowered the security settings, but was so fed up after 3 hours, I didn't care.

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                Posted: August 17, 2005, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                Hmm...

                I use Norton with no problems, I really like it.  I never had any problems with it blocking anything that I didn't want blocked, although their firewall tweaking is a bit tedious.  They are always very timely with virus updates -- as evidenced by the worm block that they had ready for download last night.  I had no worm worries at all today.  I wish the same thing could be said of my data center this morning!

                 

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                  Posted: August 17, 2005, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Seems the worm is still in the system considering just about 5 minutes ago I couldn't log in again. What is the gain for these people who do this? Just to annoy?

                   

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                    Posted: August 17, 2005, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                    I like everyone else, who enjoys coming to Lottery post abd getting our feed of the night before, was aslo disapointed that the site is down, hoever being in the  business were computors are used 24/7 to run our business, going down gives you that rush, what the heck is wrong. I personally use Fredom/Sympatico by MSN in our area, with no problems, We use Norton within our company, no problems. That being said I hope that some one was lucky last nite in your chosen lottery, unfortunatly I am still working . I have no idea who Todd is personally, but I have full confidence in this site and the people behind it. Excellent site, tell your lottery friends about it, everything you wished to know is here and the price is right.

                    Thanks Todd, the best to Lottery Post

                    Have a great day everyone

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                      Posted: August 17, 2005, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                      From what I understand, it only impacts Windows 2000 - clients and servers. If you have XP, not a problem. Win2000 is still DOS based, and that is why it was hit so badly. All of the XP machines at work escaped the problem. All the WIn2000 were burned; the main damage was the slowdown on the Win2000 servers. The servers don't actually go down, but by the time the connection is made, the time-out kicks you off. I also understand the fix-patch takes a long time to install, and has to be done on each and every OS system.

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                        Posted: August 17, 2005, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Well I thank the virus for getting me off work early yesterday, lol. We couldn't do anything because of the virus. I never really knew before how much of computers vital to a auto assembly line that is done manually. Around Christmas time their talking about installing robots to weld.

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                          Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                          My husband was saying last night that it can affect XP if one of the computers didn't change over to XP....it comes in on Windows 2000 but then it spreads thru the network to all Windows even XP......curious to see what he has to say when he comes home today.

                          I think the home computers running XP are safe...........but company wide if you got one Windows 2000 on the computers, it can spread to all XP....that is what he was explaining to me last night.  Now he has 80 Global computer sites.......if just one has Windows 2000, they got problems.................

                          I just checked the ADV site......and there was a new update they didn't have this morning......so I am all set........I would advise everyone to check for their virus updates regularly.....mine is automatic...every night it does it......unfortunately, my update was there this morning...had to wait a bit.  I also scan disk and defrag every night automatically.......hey, while I sleep I can be assured that my computer should be in tip top shape in the morning.

                          Sometimes when I talk to members at LP they complain their computers are running too slow...........I say to them..."did you run scan disk recently and defragment the drive?"...they say "huh?"  It is amazing to me how many people don't do it on a regular basis...I am a nut about it so that is why I schedule it to be done every night but everyone should do that process at least once a week. I am not computer savvy but I do try and maintain what I have. 

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                            Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                            From what I understand, it only impacts Windows 2000 - clients and servers. If you have XP, not a problem. Win2000 is still DOS based, and that is why it was hit so badly. All of the XP machines at work escaped the problem. All the WIn2000 were burned; the main damage was the slowdown on the Win2000 servers. The servers don't actually go down, but by the time the connection is made, the time-out kicks you off. I also understand the fix-patch takes a long time to install, and has to be done on each and every OS system.

                            My son-in-law works in computer support with a large, national, financial firm.  When they heard about the problem a couple of days ago, they installed the patches.  I don't know how long it took, but they were not hit by the worm because they "vaccinated" all their computers first.  And, yes, it was the Windows 2000 OS that was the target.

                             

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                              Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                              i have XP and norton

                              have had no problem with either

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