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July 23, 2006

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Dennis

You realy should stay off those dodgy porn sites, you know...

BB

Good man Andrew, glad to hear you haven't lost your, ahem, collection.

The Phantom

Andrew

I wasn't wishing you or your computer ill. That was meant to be a jest among buddies.

Now, be a nice fellow and send me an e-mail with all of your passwords so I can keep them in a safe place!

If you can't trust me, who can you trust?

Tom Tyler

I've used the following tools for seven or eight years now, and they've always kept my PC trouble-free:
AVG anti-virus software (from Grisoft);
Zone Alarm firewall (Zone Labs);
Ad-Aware spyware scanner (Lavasoft).

They're all free to download, and easily found via google. AVG was recommended to me by a professional IT firm, as the best AV software out there, by the way.

Norton is actually not one of the best A-V packages to use. I've seen it screw up several computers.

Andrew McCann

Cheers, Tom, you're a star.

Have you ever noticed that when your computer gets infected, perverts automtically think it's because you look at porn? Their minds are soooo original.

aileen

Andrew

that's probably what has mucked up their computers

aileen

Tom
Can you post links to those please?

Tom Tyler

Well, yeah.
OK, speaking only for myself, I'd be a liar if I said that I had never once been tempted to click on the odd salacious link provided by a spam email, or if I said that I'd never once enjoyed Page 3 or whatever, but generally viruses are picked up by reading emails, you often don't even have to click on the attachments, just reading the email can download a nasty onto your PC.

You can set Outlook Express to automaticaly delete emails if they contain attachments, or certain words in the header or the text.

PS Andrew, this is the first time you've directly addressed me since our little misunderstanding several months ago. Just wanted to say I'm pleased that is all over and forgotten about and that we're cool with each other. I know very little about Northern Ireland politics and history, and in that instance, I just waded right in and attacked you, because I didn't understand the references you were making, so I didn't understand the sarcasm in your post. Sorry about that. I've learned my lesson and now I stay clear of commenting on subjects I know nothing about. I continue to read both your and David's posts about NI with a lot of interest. I also occasionally check out republicanist blogs such as Gaskin or UI, just to get another perspective. But I think I'll limit my comments to posts about British/English issues, for the time being!
Cheers, Tom

Tom Tyler

Oh, Aileen! OK, for you....

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=staticcomp_za

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Colm

Tom

If we all stayed clear of topics we know nothing about , most of us wouldn't be commenting at all :)

aileen

Colm

that's just what I was thinking, but then I thought that it poobably just applied to me.

aileen

Forgot to say, cheers Tom! :o)

Peking

Is McAfee better than Norton? I used to use McAfee and really liked it. But when it came time to upgrade I bought Norton because the store didn't stock McAfee but haven't felt entirely comfortable since.

The Phantom

Peking

I think you could have renewed McAfee online. They're good, I've used them. Norton certainly has a good reputation.

Peking

Thanks Phantom.
I know about the online renewal stuff, but still shy away from sending my bank details over the internet. Old fashioned I know, but I don't do it if it is at all possible to avoid.

mahons

Hurry back, it is getting positively sane on this site without you.

The Phantom

Peking

Shouldn't you be changing your name to Beijing? (g)

Peking

The Phantom
I told you, I'm old fashioned.

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