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i think my pc is sick. i'm getting these alert windows saying that there is spyware working on my machine.

i think i know the culprit.......

so, anyone have any suggestions they would like to offer. i'm thinking of deleting my hard drive, then reinstalling it all over/new again.

since, i have like no cash, i can't afford to buy any super secret cyber trick stuff. i'm looking for free here! free advise, ball-busting, name calling, i'm open for suggestion!

anyone, bueller?!?!?

help pleeeesah!

tex, the sick one, mawby
 

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and try using firefox as a web browser. that helps. the reformat can be a pain in the ass.

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I've always been of the opinion that reformat..or reload of operating systems is the Lame'o'cureall. If it's broke...fix the muther.

Anyway...yo...Joe..you bought me a beer? Does that mean sex?

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I've always been of the opinion that reformat..or reload of operating systems is the Lame'o'cureall. If it's broke...fix the muther.
Sometimes you just can't fix it. Especially if the registry gets screwed up. Its just a lame-o Jet database, easy to get screwed up when virus's are involved. Plus, the system will run faster on a fresh install, especially if you've been installing/uninstalling things for a few years....

Should we start another forum here? Geek questions?
 

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Hey...you gotta do regular registry maintainence to clear out references to old DLL's etc. All the tools are out there. I use a couple different tools to sweep the registry every so often. You gotta keep an eye on the task manager for odd processes, keep TSR's to a minimum. I don't think I've ever reloaded windows except for hardware failures. I have done a recovery operation now and again for really bad problems.
If it was somebody's elses machine I might reload the OS, but not on mine baby. But then I only use Win2k (XP on dual boot) and it's extremely stable.
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thanks dudes!

o.k., so i'll firefox my browser, clear out the DLL's, keep the TSR's to a minimum, and reload my OS, gotcha!

shit, that was easy enough, i think i'll just download some more porn and masterbate.

tex

p.s.- ALL OF YOUR LAME-O'S-CURE-ALL'S ARE MINE!!!!! HA-HA-HA!
 

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again, good, levelheaded, sound advise.

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I got a browser hijacker and spyware on my XP pro machine @ home that no one has been able to cure. Got the same mindset as Branson and didnt want to wipe the hard drive so I cleaned it as best as possible and installed Firefox. Tweaked my security settings/firewall and have yet to get nailed again...knock on wood.
I wish I had the time and geekness to run Linux !

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Evil,
I've noticed over the years that he better one spells the fewer friends that person is likely to have. And I spell pretty good.

You do copy edit don't you.
You probably can't control yourself.
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I Kant Kuntrol miselph. My family thinks I'm nuts. living in a doss house all of my own.

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sp john, how do you explain aaron?? and dont forget what he does for a living. i only expect sex after you buy me one.

went to jay peak after the banquet. my buddy mark crashed into a tree and fractured his neck. didnt find out til today. it happened on monday. he actually rode off the hill. and we're not squids totally. we were riding the expert runs, and weve done it for years. sucks but hes in a good mood. even beat me at a game of pool with his neck broken.

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quote:went to jay peak after the banquet. my buddy mark crashed into a tree and fractured his neck. didnt find out til today.
wow that sucks...

Did ya hear teh Sony Bono joke? When he hit the tree, it was the first time that they saw a sap running into a tree....
 

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weve been emailing back and forth from the hospital. i told him i ran out and got him a box of straws.

hes doing fine, will just have a neck brace and no more snowboarding this season.

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Sap running into a tree...that's harsh... I kinda liked the little guy. Although we didn't get along after I banged his freaky wife a couple of times.

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Sap running into a tree...that's harsh... I kinda liked the little guy. Although we didn't get along after I banged his freaky wife a couple of times.
Was that before her fifth plastic surgury session or after?
She's like 60 something now, isn't she? She must look gross up close, kindof like how Burt Renolds looks asian now...
 
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