Cassi whines - Netb's fault

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  1. cassidy0423

    cassidy0423 Bad Robot

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    If I could downgrade I would:mad: The only things I have seen different are sooo annoying little bits.
     
  2. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    I strongly suggest you do not take this to heart.

    In your situation, having a fully service-packed, and patched system is your best line of defense.

    Leaving your system open like NB, will readily set you up to repeat all the steps you have just done, starting at post one of this thread.
     
  3. JRakes

    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    <Joe-Boy, who's accustomed to holding a lap-something so large and being quite happy with it, offers a bit of help...>

    Cassi, Dear, I have the Win XP SP3 pack on a CD. Drop me a PM if you're interested and I'll burn / send you a copy. Should work for all flavors of XP...
     
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    cassidy0423 Bad Robot

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    Aww, what a sweetie :) What snacks should I send by return post?:D


    cassi
     
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    cassidy0423 Bad Robot

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    I understand :newpalm: I just thought of something. Although I purchased the antivirus software, I still need to run a spyware too, yes? Any votes for good freebies? The AT&T techie suggested Super Spy something (yes, I wrote it down at home) and malware (also something written down at home) Anyone heard of these?


    cassi
     
  6. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Only run one antivirus program. IIRC, you've got NOD32.

    The freebies that I would suggest -
    Windows Defender (free from Microsoft) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
    SpyBot Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/
    AdAware by Lavasoft http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

    Let Windows Defender run in resident mode. Do not turn on resident mode in SpyBot. You may turn on Tea Timer in Spybot.
    AdAware does not have a resident mode, unless you purchase the software. I would not run it resident.

    By your recollection, I think the AT&T dude is either on crack, or trying to sell you one of their products. I don't trust it.
     
  7. JRakes

    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    Why, Scoobie Snacks, of course! :rolleyes:
    You had to see that coming... :p

    The advantage of the SP3 update on CD is that you can install Windows, then install that from CD - No net connection required. Then it would just be a matter of whatever smaller updates have been released since SP3 that you might want.

    Just PM /email me if you want a copy.
     
  8. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Well, I haven't had one single problem.
     
  9. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    You, on your one machine, in your own personal experience.

    That by no means, is a measurement in which to tell others, especially when they have a limited knowledge of the whole environment.

    As a very rudimentary rule of thumb, you always protect the user, and as they learn more, you let them have more.

    Sorry NB, but that is outright bad advice.
     
  10. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    That's all right. I got my own ways, and you got your own ways. :)

    Simple.

    And it's true, average users (I am not one of them), needs to get protection because you never know what will happen.
     
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