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Old 11-04-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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So, I got my computor back the other day, and, while pleased that it didn't have to be formatted, I was shocked at how much junk got on it in only about 10 hours of internet use for it.

Aside from the 23 viruses I had ( [img]tongue.gif[/img] ), I had 161+!!!!! things of spyware on my computor.(I assume it can't count past 161 [img]tongue.gif[/img] ). That's gotta be some record for maybe 10 hours of internet use. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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God sake. I think you need to use some protection [img]graemlins/hehe.gif[/img]

Do you have a firewall? An AV scanner? Adaware? Spybot? etc.

I have none and I have been connected to the net for about 10days straight!
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Let me guess...you went online without a firewall...
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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I had to do that once between installs of windows, and I was only on for 45 minutes and already the pr0n adds were flowing.
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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woah.. you sure are targeted
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:48 PM   #6
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Originally posted by johnny:
Let me guess...you went online without a firewall...
Quite correct, my good man! My PC has been banished from the internet for a while, anyways. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:49 AM   #7
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Yeah, but you said you were online for 10 hours, if you go online THAT long without protection, i can only say that it's your own stupid fault. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:21 AM   #8
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Pff...before I knew what a firewall WAS I used the Internet for 3 to 4 years .

...probably why my last computer imploded.

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Old 11-05-2004, 06:12 AM   #9
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I agree with Sigmar...

Only recently have I started getting problems, and so I switched to Mozilla, then Firefox... and now no problems again...
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:49 AM   #10
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That's not really a record to be proud of...
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