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02/12/2009 04:38:24 PM · #26
Originally posted by yospiff:

Katherine, you may become a computer geek after hanging around this site for a while. Either that, or you will just get frustrated and buy a Mac.


Or you'll denounce both and become a hardcore Linux user =)
02/12/2009 07:55:23 PM · #27
Originally posted by soup:

stop using lime-wire !


when did i say that?
02/12/2009 07:57:47 PM · #28
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Originally posted by yospiff:

Katherine, you may become a computer geek after hanging around this site for a while. Either that, or you will just get frustrated and buy a Mac.


Or you'll denounce both and become a hardcore Linux user =)


Linux? whats that:P
02/12/2009 08:00:26 PM · #29
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Originally posted by yospiff:

Katherine, you may become a computer geek after hanging around this site for a while. Either that, or you will just get frustrated and buy a Mac.


Or you'll denounce both and become a hardcore Linux user =)


Linux? whats that:P


Free!

lol, it's an open-source operating system...
02/12/2009 08:08:37 PM · #30
Originally posted by Jessi:

lol, it's an open-source operating system...


Now you'll need to describe what open source is. (Or they can just click my link to Wikipedia.)

I am a big fan of open source, though I still use Windoze.
02/12/2009 08:09:29 PM · #31
you guys have so lost me for the most part. but my computer is unbroke so i am happy and thats all that matters. AND i have cs4 extended:)
02/12/2009 09:28:27 PM · #32
You are not using Internet Explorer 6, are you? If so, I strongly urge you to switch over to Firefox, or at least go to IE7, which is more secure than 6.

Message edited by author 2009-02-12 21:28:42.
02/12/2009 09:44:53 PM · #33
i haaaate firefox, so im sticking with explorer as long as i possibly can
02/12/2009 09:51:11 PM · #34
At least make sure you are running version 7 then. IE6 and earlier are virus magnets.
02/12/2009 09:58:25 PM · #35
Originally posted by yospiff:

At least make sure you are running version 7 then. IE6 and earlier are virus magnets.


hmmm where would i find out which type i have?
02/12/2009 09:59:55 PM · #36
In Internet Explorer
Taskbar - Help - About Internet Explorer
02/12/2009 10:02:33 PM · #37
it went to a yahoo thing
02/12/2009 10:04:57 PM · #38
No......
Open internet Explorer (ignore where it goes)
In the upper area (ie where File Edit etc are) the last one is Help
At the bottom of the Help dropdown menu, should be About Internet Explorer
A small pop-up will appear with the details of your version of internet explorer

In this will be a version number
02/12/2009 10:08:02 PM · #39
oh i found it. yeh its 7
02/12/2009 10:11:43 PM · #40
Then at least that answers that.....
So, did the computer guy actually tell you anything about what was wrong, or why he could get it back started and you couldn't.....
02/12/2009 10:26:56 PM · #41
no it turned out i had some new type of spyware that was shutting down my antivirus everytime it tried to run. sneaky spyware
02/16/2009 11:49:31 AM · #42
haha, guess what everybody. its doing it again. what fun
02/16/2009 11:55:03 AM · #43
Keep track of the websites you're going to. A lot of spyware automatically installs when you visit certain iffy websites.
02/16/2009 11:56:20 AM · #44
dpc is the only site i visit on a regular basis, along with yahoo for my mail
02/16/2009 12:00:15 PM · #45
Well, it only takes one glean of a visit (the page doesn't even need to fully load) for the spyware to install itself. Do you share this computer with anyone? Perhaps they visited a site you were unaware of. If not, there is also the possibility that the spyware was not fully removed from your computer previously.
02/16/2009 12:06:25 PM · #46
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Keep track of the websites you're going to. A lot of spyware automatically installs when you visit certain iffy websites.


And many of them use ActiveX and Javascript to install without you knowing. Which is why I always suggest a browser that does not support activex and a script blocking extension.
02/16/2009 12:11:28 PM · #47
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Well, it only takes one glean of a visit (the page doesn't even need to fully load) for the spyware to install itself. Do you share this computer with anyone? Perhaps they visited a site you were unaware of. If not, there is also the possibility that the spyware was not fully removed from your computer previously.


well, im the only one who uses the computer for the most part. i have a tendency of screaming at my boyfriend when he uses it since he destroyed my old lap top by visiting a bad site. my computer dude installed super anti-spyware and the new version of avg, so im guessing i didnt get any new spyware. i just dont know, its getting stupid at this point
02/16/2009 01:45:12 PM · #48
Does anything specific trigger the blue screen, or does it happen before windows even loads?
02/16/2009 03:19:45 PM · #49
Every blue screen I've seen in the past 4-5 years has been caused by a hardware problem, either hardware failing or a bad device driver. If you haven't added any new hardware or updated any device drivers, then you probably have a piece of hardware that's slowly dying.

You're doing backups regularly, right?
02/16/2009 04:28:09 PM · #50
Originally posted by Ann:

Every blue screen I've seen in the past 4-5 years has been caused by a hardware problem, either hardware failing or a bad device driver. If you haven't added any new hardware or updated any device drivers, then you probably have a piece of hardware that's slowly dying.

You're doing backups regularly, right?


mmm no. i have all my photos on an external harddrive though. thats the only real important stuff i have. but yeh i should be backing up regularly.
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