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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:21 pm

cwebb wrote:Also not using Outlook (Express) helps a lot, I like Eudora but I've given menyak headaches with it :-/


I avoid using Outlook, if at all possible. ;-)
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Postby DK » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:53 pm

i've used hotmail ever since the ILOVEYOU bug.
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Postby menyak » Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:23 am

Just a last word on this: the popups on my computer were related to an older bug (a flaw in Microsoft VM). I ran three trojan removers that couldn't find a thing, but "Ad-aware" (freeware :-) ) finally took care of it. Pretty cool program btw, also found a huge pile of cookies that were rendered as unfit for consumption.

Interestingly, the trojan came on my system although ActiveX is limited (non-secure or non-signed ActiveX scripting disabled) and although I run a firewall (probably doesn't help much if it seems you're downloading the trojan on purpose).

In short, simply take this thread as a reminder to patch your system and keep in updated on a regular basis. Shitney, if you have a microsoft OS, simply got to http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/default.asp it will take care of the rest. (Your system will be scanned for necessary updated, but I guess it's the only way to get it patched.)

Cwebb, if you happen to find that tool again I'd be interested!
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Postby Shitney™ » Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:59 pm

so you're telling me i should stop ignoring the microsoft update in my tool bar that has been telling me "New updates are ready to install" :-)
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Postby menyak » Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:14 pm

Guess so. I know it's hard - just close your eyes and click on the button... ;-)
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