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Old 03-02-05, 02:11 PM   #1
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I Hate Computers!

I was on a forum called thevboard which is a car forum dedicated to the nissan sentra spec v, and some jerk was mad at them and corrupted the whole site with a virus. It made it so i couldn't even shut the computer off. I had to do a cold shut down. I hate stupid punk kid hackers that have nothing better to do with their time than make other people's lives worse. Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

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Old 03-02-05, 04:48 PM   #2
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Ya viruses are a pain in the a$$! I don't know how many times someone has planted a virus on a website and then I go there and then I have to unplug my computer!
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Old 03-02-05, 04:59 PM   #3
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mmm, cold shut down! Sounds like me after a night of drinking.


If you're wondering, yeah, I don't know what that means either.
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Old 03-02-05, 09:45 PM   #4
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Ever heard of Mozilla Firefox? http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/start/

You avoid bullcrap like that.
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I was on a forum called thevboard which is a car forum dedicated to the nissan sentra spec v, and some jerk was mad at them and corrupted the whole site with a virus. It made it so i couldn't even shut the computer off. I had to do a cold shut down. I hate stupid punk kid hackers that have nothing better to do with their time than make other people's lives worse. Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

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Anyone else nervous that THIS is the guy's first post
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Old 03-03-05, 02:40 AM   #7
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Get a firewall. Get a virus scanner and keep it up to date. Use spyware killing programs such as Spybot. Always make sure you understand the question before clicking "OK". Be a good scout and install all the micro$oft security patches and service packs. Even if they mess up your computer every now and then. Backup often. Time permitting, enjoy surfing the 'net.

Or get a less common OS such as Mac, Linux etc. Firewall is still nice and backups are important, but you will have a lot less virus-related problems.

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Old 03-03-05, 03:24 AM   #8
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Anyone else nervous that THIS is the guy's first post
Yeah but his name doesnt seem very sus.
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Old 03-03-05, 03:28 AM   #9
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Yeah but his name doesnt seem very sus.
It's never the ones you suspect.........
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Ever heard of Mozilla Firefox? http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/start/

You avoid bullcrap like that.
Ever heard of Opera - firefox is just an opera wannabe. Firefox/Mozilla is essentially Internet Explorer. Seems to be all the rage nowadays for some reason.
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Old 03-03-05, 12:14 PM   #11
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Ever heard of Opera - firefox is just an opera wannabe. Firefox/Mozilla is essentially Internet Explorer. Seems to be all the rage nowadays for some reason.
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Ever heard of Opera - firefox is just an opera wannabe. Firefox/Mozilla is essentially Internet Explorer. Seems to be all the rage nowadays for some reason.
Yes it is. Maybe because it works better. Firefox uses Netscape source code, and rarly ever crashes, and when it does crash, it doesn't take the whole OS with it. I also don't bother cloggin up a hard drive with daily fixes for crappy-ass Microsoft that was engineered by some of America's worst software engineers, but damn good marketing mofos.

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Firefox/Mozilla is essentially Internet Explorer.
Care to explain this one in detail?

Unless you have seen the source code for IE, I believe you may be speaking from the wrong orifice.
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I was on a forum called thevboard which is a car forum dedicated to the nissan sentra spec v, and some jerk was mad at them and corrupted the whole site with a virus. It made it so i couldn't even shut the computer off. I had to do a cold shut down. I hate stupid punk kid hackers that have nothing better to do with their time than make other people's lives worse. Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

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cmit.biz Those guys are god sents. Seriously, We would have had to have gotten a new computer if it wasnt for these guys. Its is a little bit money wise but its sooo worth it.
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I think I invest around $39 annually in firewall, virus protection and disk maintenance sotware to avoid all that. I do resent having to make the expenditure. I have found however, that most of the actual attacks that are attempted on my computer are tansmitted to me by innocents, unaware they are infected. Of course, if they too had made the investment, it is less likely they would have been carrying a plague.

Some of the advice about using a different browser or operating system, while perhaps effective, is a bit like telling someone to buy a different brand of car because of a windshield ding.
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I think I invest around $39 annually in firewall, virus protection and disk maintenance sotware to avoid all that. I do resent having to make the expenditure. I have found however, that most of the actual attacks that are attempted on my computer are tansmitted to me by innocents, unaware they are infected. Of course, if they too had made the investment, it is less likely they would have been carrying a plague.
Me like free stuff(and pie, of course). And, no, I don't mean cracked software(if it's still called that), I mean I use "pay for business use, free for personal use" software for my firewall, virus protection and spyware killer. Yet, I still have to pay for Winzip?
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Some of the advice about using a different browser or operating system, while perhaps effective, is a bit like telling someone to buy a different brand of car because of a windshield ding.
Unless of course, their current car of choice uses plastic wrap as an excuse for a windshield. Then it's good advice as well as effective.
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Unless of course, their current car of choice uses plastic wrap as an excuse for a windshield. Then it's good advice as well as effective.
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