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  •  Looks like a good start (1+ / 0-)
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    Thanks for your help. One of these days I really want to get rid of Windows. I'll have to eventually since I have no intention of "upgrading" to a Vista system that gives MS way too much control over my computer.

    •  no problem; (3+ / 0-)

      I can well understand the feeling--I have an old Compaq notebook that I fixed for a friend (someone even less tech-savvy than myself) that was infected with more than 12,000 virii, trojans, rootkits, adware, etc.; I started to re-install XP home, but was rootkitted within two minutes of getting online again to update to SP1 & 2--finally gave up and put Suse on it, and have never looked back.

      Don't fear the Tux. Use Ubuntu

      by fareast on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 04:29:52 AM PDT

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      •  That sounds like a nightmare (1+ / 0-)
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        12,000? Yikes, they must have opened every spam attachment anyone ever sent them. I run about 4 or 5 security programs either continuously or periodically and I've only ever had a virus once. Never a rootkit thankfully, those really seem like a pain to get rid of.

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