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Sorry folks but my Home PC is on the Fritz. Will not be able to Check in as often as i would Like as my only other connection is at work. Hopefully will have bug resolved asap.
PS Don't let Anybody tell you SPYware on non-volitle code.

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Yogi,

Spyware is horrible. Here are a couple of great FREE programs for removing it.

Spybot Search and Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

AdAware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Both of these are great programs. I have them both installed as 1 will catch what the other doesn't.

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Tight Lines,

JP Z

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Just a question jpz, do I need to worry about spyware if using a dialup connection? or is that more of a high speed concern?

[This message has been edited by fubar (edited 05-06-2004).]

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spy-ware will be on your computer no matter how you are connected to the internet, the first time you run ad-aware you will be amazed how many programs it finds on your comp

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a Leap year huh? sweet, an extra day of fishing!

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I was down for several days at work becaue of the sasser virus, and it hit my home email provider. I've been away from FM since Sunday.

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I was usung dial-up and the spyware damaged such a large amount of .dll files that PC bluescreens at boot. Switched to different OS from 98 to 2k am now having buffer over run issue.

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fubar,

Bobbo is right, spyware is installed like it or not no matter your connection. Basically it can just be an internet cookie, which logs the site that you visit to "better suit your surfing needs." Or it could be a program. Spyware is even installed when you install some programs as a tag along, which you unknowingly install. For instance Gator, BargainBuddy, Weatherbug, etc. These are all streaming ads at you whenever you are browsing the net.

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Tight Lines,
JP Z

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As I understand, these spyware programs are installed when you download freeware and shareware programs. So if it is free, the price may be your privacy.

I have 4 programs I run to catch these little demons. Ad-aware and Spybot regularly. Pestpatrol and Spysweeper once in a while. None of them catch everything so that is why I have all 4. I do value my privacy.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finally got everything working. Was not only undermined by Spyware also contracted the sasser or a variant. May have to ditche the 56k modem and add some ram though just to make the connections and the box run smoother.

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Yogi,,, Call me today if possible... sent you mail with #,, will be on the lake ,,, but will have cell phone on me .. you got # to the house ,, some one will be here and beable to call me ,, sorry dont give out my cell#

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