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3 hours of hell

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Posted: November 18, 2005, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

A few hours ago I shut my computer off and went to the store to get my tickets for tonight.

I come back and turn my computer on, and can't get past a message. Somehow a tool bar was taking over my computer, and freezing it.

Thank god I had a guest sign in, and ran my trend softeware, and my adaware also. Then I went into my add or remove programs, and removed that toolbar, which in turn ticked them off and froze my computer again. But I just shut it down and it was gone.

Phew!!!!! I thought I had to take my tower to the pc repair guy.

Three hours of hell!!!

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    Posted: November 18, 2005, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

    thank goodness you got it back.................

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      Posted: November 18, 2005, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

      Been there and done all of that crap, even had much worse! Hate those blue screens of you know what...I have experienced 16 hours of hell once I had so many problems. Thankfully I have 2 extra pcs just in case to help me solve them all when I have to. Been good for quite some time now though. Smash on wood.

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        Posted: November 18, 2005, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

        I got the blue screen of death for 4 days ago. I think it took me 2 days to repair after reinstalling my newly purchased win XP.

        I have to reinstall all my programs. Find code reg codes for lottery software, populate my link bar etc.

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          Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

          Using Firefox will help, or you can switch over to a MAC and probably avoid the problems all together.

          "Life is like a box of chocolates...you can speculate on what you're going to get through trial and error"





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            Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

            I feel for everyone that responded. I can relate. This wasn't the first time.

            I had to take my firewall down. I couldn't purchase anything online a few months ago.

            After talking to many off-shore indian customer service representatives, for 5 hours, I finally got the problem solved. Too much protection...that's why I couldn't purchase anything online.

            I had to disable the firewall.


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              Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

              Using Firefox will help, or you can switch over to a MAC and probably avoid the problems all together.

              I have firefox,,,,,thanx...

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                Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                My checking accout was wiped out, and I had to reinstall everything.  I will be moving to a MAC soon.

                "Life is like a box of chocolates...you can speculate on what you're going to get through trial and error"





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                  Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                  My checking accout was wiped out, and I had to reinstall everything.  I will be moving to a MAC soon.

                  WOW!!!! how'd that happen?

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                    Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Even windows can be secure. It's a matter of knowing what's running including all services and using firefox with no-script. The most important thing is to keep your computer up to date and use a good firewall.

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                      Posted: November 19, 2005, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                      If you do get a mac turn on the firewall that's included in 10.4 and keep it up to date as well. It's a great OS.

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                        Posted: November 19, 2005, 3:45 am - IP Logged

                        If you can't afford anti-virus software there is a wonderful free for home use version here.  http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01  I've been using it since it came with Win-XP in the computer's software bundle and haven't caught anything yet knock on wood. BobP

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                          Posted: November 19, 2005, 3:54 am - IP Logged

                          Some good tools to use on all computers are :

                           

                          Adware & spybot

                          You can go to www.cnet.com and under downloads get these.

                          Norton, McAfee and other firewalls will help also.

                           

                          Powerplayer

                          Good luck to everyone!!!

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                            Posted: November 19, 2005, 7:34 am - IP Logged

                            Sounds like a clot of people need to stop downloading crap off the internet, or stop jumping on those freebie links.  A good firewall, a good virus protector, and a medium of common sense and you can keep your computer clean.

                            Cheers

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                              Posted: November 19, 2005, 7:57 am - IP Logged

                              Sounds like a clot of people need to stop downloading crap off the internet, or stop jumping on those freebie links.  A good firewall, a good virus protector, and a medium of common sense and you can keep your computer clean.

                              I Agree! 100% correct.

                              I run stahdard Windows XP on all my PCs (except my Mac), with Norton Internet Security handling the firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware.  I also run AdAware every two weeks or so, but it hasn't detected any real spyware on my PC for over six months now.  Norton, combined with Microsoft Outlook, do an excellent job of filtering out everything bad from incoming e-mail, and I get literally thousands of e-mails every day.  (In fact, I use Microsoft Outlook's built-in anti-spam filter, and turn off Norton's e-mail anti-spam filter.  It still scans all e-mails for viruses, but Microsoft's filter does a better job of filtering out the spam nonsense.)

                              With this setup I never have any kind of infection problems.

                               

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