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Spooky at my ISP
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Old Sarge    Posted 03-02-2003 at 07:23:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It went down or sumthin, and you guessed it, nobuddy answered the phone. It was down from about 5 or so. I quit tryin to do anything by 9. Finally ran my Norton on an unscheduled run, it found nuttin. This morning it is runnin great.

I think there was a Troll in my machine.


walt    Posted 03-02-2003 at 08:13:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
99 times out of 100, the problem is with your ISP. They very seldom admit the problem is on their end. They always want to change settings on your end. Also, when the computer really starts to drag, it is usually caused by "spywhere". Junk that gets installed with legitimate programs and sites you visit. These things "phone home" whenever you are connected to the internet. They dont show up as a running program either in the taskbar or if you do a "control/alt/delete". Here is a program(free). Download and install, the first time you run it, connect to net, then select "online" in the left column. Then select "search for updates" towards the top. Once you select all the updates, download them. Then pick "spybot S&D". At the bottom, select "check for problems". Once its done, just click on "fix problems". Just let SpyBot "checkmark" the ones it finds. I usually do this monthly along with "scandisk" and defrag". Feel free to ask if you have any questions.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-02-2003 at 08:56:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ad-Aware is another good free one for anti-spyware...


walt    Posted 03-02-2003 at 09:00:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Used it for a while, but they ran theirs without updates for about 6months. When I got the new updates, it started crashing a couple programs I had and now I run SpyBot.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-02-2003 at 09:04:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hmmm...

Never had a problem with it...But then, I have never updated the 'program'...Just the definitions file...


Salmoneye    Posted 03-02-2003 at 07:28:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My machine has been doing weird things...

I scanned for viruses...scanned the disc...defragged...dunno...Seems fine this AM...


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