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stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#1New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 18:23:53
I just downloaded and installed the latest Windows XP service pack. Immediately afterwards, my system is under attack from all sides by adware, spyware, viruses, hijacks, you frikking name it.

My Norton, Spybot, HiJack This and my firewall are being made to work for their money today!
jwasafrog On September 18, 2010




, California
#2New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 18:37:55
I'd tell you to get a mac, but I think I've done that enough already.
vladimirm On April 13, 2007




Darlington, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 18:42:08
sorry did i hear the word linux???????/
and nortons CACK!! use somethign else
jwasafrog On September 18, 2010




, California
#4New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 18:43:01
wow, me and vlad are always helpful. Sorry stumblin.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#5New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 18:57:57
OK, I don't like macs. I need mainstream software. I acknowledge that PCs and Windows are often less than ideal, but I need the mainstream software that is generally not as available on the mac. I like choice. Sue me. Oh, I also want my money to be going towards the gubbins inside the machine, not a designer curvy white case.

As for linux. No. I do not want to spend all my time administering my bloody system. I had a dual boot with linux once. I spent all my time in Windows, unless I just fancied fiddling with linux. Forgive me if I believe an operating system should be there to run my programs within, as opposed to being the actual object of all my time on the pc.

And Norton isn't really cack. Everyone says it is, because everyone hates the big boy.
jwasafrog On September 18, 2010




, California
#6New Post! Jan 07, 2006 @ 19:01:36
sorry stumblin, I just have to get in a dig or two whenever someone complains
about they're PC.

Oh, and by the way, the lawsuits on it's way. I'll see you in court!
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#8New Post! Jan 08, 2006 @ 02:20:45
What is wrong with norton??
vladimirm On April 13, 2007




Darlington, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Jan 08, 2006 @ 02:21:29
nortons just cack!!! I like Zone alarm to be honest for my windows
reiko On March 27, 2006

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New York, New York
#10New Post! Jan 08, 2006 @ 02:24:01
@vladimirm Said
nortons just cack!!! I like Zone alarm to be honest for my windows


But zone alarm is easy. I can see right through it via ports 8888, 9032, and 4767.








































I'm kidding
intoxsickated On October 21, 2006

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Suburbia Hell, California
#11New Post! Jan 08, 2006 @ 02:26:11
@vladimirm Said
nortons just cack!!! I like Zone alarm to be honest for my windows


i can't stand za either! i use to participate in their forums for a couple years! finally i said......f*** IT!
23886 On June 30, 2009

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127.0.0.1,
#12New Post! Jan 08, 2006 @ 05:39:53
norton: recource hog... and people think vista is a resource hog... HAH!

pah, who needs more security than a hardware firewall?
unless of course they're a complete idiot who can't tell a virus from a normal program or other file... an example being on the gnutella network, why the heck would photoshop CS2 be 872KB?!
sakina On May 04, 2007




Mesnil, Mauritius
#13New Post! May 28, 2006 @ 01:29:46
i don't blame microsoft. i used to. i use both windows and linux as well as solaris. an os is just like a damn browser. as long as my homework and assignments get done as required, the choice of os does not matter.

now, i see that many face trouble with xp.

first - don't install sp2 (sp2 security features can be compensated by using 3rd party freeware)

second - install a firewall e.g sygate personal firewall
third - prevent generic host process and svchost.exe from accessing the internet - use your firewall settings
fourth - install some free antispyware - www.spybot.com
fifth - install a free antivirus - www.avast.com
sixth - install a 3rd party browser and mail client - e.g Opera(free no ads - with e-mail client incl. www.opera.com) or www.mozilla.org firefox and thunderbird

if you need help, pm me.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#14New Post! May 28, 2006 @ 02:39:13
@sakina Said
i don't blame microsoft. i used to. i use both windows and linux as well as solaris. an os is just like a damn browser. as long as my homework and assignments get done as required, the choice of os does not matter.

now, i see that many face trouble with xp.

first - don't install sp2 (sp2 security features can be compensated by using 3rd party freeware)

second - install a firewall e.g sygate personal firewall
third - prevent generic host process and svchost.exe from accessing the internet - use your firewall settings
fourth - install some free antispyware - www.spybot.com
fifth - install a free antivirus - www.avast.com
sixth - install a 3rd party browser and mail client - e.g Opera(free no ads - with e-mail client incl. www.opera.com) or www.mozilla.org firefox and thunderbird

if you need help, pm me.


Sound advice, if I had been using my home machine.

It's a work machine, so there are strict guidelines on what has to be installed.
sakina On May 04, 2007




Mesnil, Mauritius
#15New Post! May 28, 2006 @ 07:16:51
Indeed (about the work system esp. in companies). but unless you're the network or systems administrator in an enterprise, you won't be fired or be blaimed in case the cause of your lack of efficiency or in case there was some error, is caused by some virus or the result of someone who has hacked and cracked the system.
i guess it's mostly home end users who complain the most about microsoft.
maybe they should follow specific guidelines too - like following the home users charter. lol.
- to those having trouble, just post it here and we shall all work together to help you get over it.
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