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Old 06-07-2006, 11:21 PM   #16
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i got the sweetest spam email a month ago...
it was titled "pony rides 25 cents, horse rides 50" lol
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:44 PM   #17
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I'm not saying it's some sort of omen or the work of lucifer, but let's evaluate

June 6, 2006=666

Subject: 586876
remove the 5,8,8,and 7 5+8=13, 8+7=15, 13+15=28, 8-2=6
so once again you have 666

969 (invert the 9s and you have 666)

6+6+6=18
18/6=3

3!!!! the facts don't lie, everything comes back to Question 3

Matty, have you tried just telling your computer you love it. Sometimes it just needs to be reassured. Just hold it for a minute. Let it know you care
That's just hilarious and impressive at the same time. How long did that take to do?

Matty, if you'd spend more time moderating the forums and less time "surfing the pr0n on the interwebs", maybe these things wouldn't happen to your computer.

On a serious note it wouldn't hurt to do a thorough virus and spyware sweep of your system, if you haven't already. Since it's a Gmail account I think it's just someone phishing for valid email addresses - it's a piece of cake to spoof the sender address. But, it never hurts to be sure your system is clean.

Norton Antivirus is good for virus checks, and spyware often takes a software cocktail composed of SpySweeper, SpyBot, AdAware and HijackThis!. Those four used in conjunction with eachother should catch pretty much anything.

On a side note, spyware is getting freakin' insidious these days. The stuff these guys can do and the ways it gets on your system is really just incredible.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:47 PM   #18
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Actually I'd go with AVG Antivirus for virus scanning. Honestly, it finds more and is less of a resource hog than Norton.
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On the note of spyware, honestly if you have SP2 installed on your Windows XP machine, you should NEVER get spyware unless you have little computer know-how or you ARE too busy surfing pr0n and click OK to the messages that basically say: "We are going to HATE F*CK your computer with spyware? Is that OK if we show you boobies? Click Yes to continue."

I've cleaned up my fair share of that stuff in the years I've worked in IT and it all comes from porn.
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I routinely run spyware and virus scans so that shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:04 PM   #21
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On the note of spyware, honestly if you have SP2 installed on your Windows XP machine, you should NEVER get spyware unless you have little computer know-how or you ARE too busy surfing pr0n and click OK to the messages that basically say: "We are going to HATE F*CK your computer with spyware? Is that OK if we show you boobies? Click Yes to continue."

I've cleaned up my fair share of that stuff in the years I've worked in IT and it all comes from porn.
Well how do I say no to boobies?!

The spyware I was actually referring to is the newer stuff - SP2 is only useful in certain cases, and really only if you've got the Windows Firewall turned on. Of course that craps on a whole bunch of other network and performance issues, but at least you're safe I guess.

There's a new one going around, I forget the name, but it basically requires zero interaction from the user to be installed on your machine - basically just visit the wrong website by accident and it's there. It then does some crap to your registry and manages to set itself up as a service running in memory to the point where you've got to go into safe mode and manually delete a whole bunch of stuff and fix your registry.

Leave it to a bunch of asshole programmers to take ALL the fun out of surfing for pr0n.

Matty, what Spyware protection programs are you running?
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That's just hilarious and impressive at the same time. How long did that take to do?
Thanks. It actually took no time at all. I think I was possessed while looking at Matty's original post so it all just came to me in an instant
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Well how do I say no to boobies?!

The spyware I was actually referring to is the newer stuff - SP2 is only useful in certain cases, and really only if you've got the Windows Firewall turned on. Of course that craps on a whole bunch of other network and performance issues, but at least you're safe I guess.

There's a new one going around, I forget the name, but it basically requires zero interaction from the user to be installed on your machine - basically just visit the wrong website by accident and it's there. It then does some crap to your registry and manages to set itself up as a service running in memory to the point where you've got to go into safe mode and manually delete a whole bunch of stuff and fix your registry.

Leave it to a bunch of asshole programmers to take ALL the fun out of surfing for pr0n.

Matty, what Spyware protection programs are you running?
The only ones I know of are called rootkits. Even those are pretty hard to get unless you do as I mentioned above in your pr0n searching.
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