__/ [dave hillstrom] on Friday 09 September 2005 03:42 \__
> On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 03:40:07 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> spewed in
>>__/ [dave hillstrom] on Friday 09 September 2005 03:21 \__
>>> On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 18:07:48 -0700, Flaagg <none@xxxxxxxx> spewed in
>>>>One of my evil children was surfin the web and ran across a site that
>>>>installed some POS 'PC Guard' on my machine. I uninstalled the software,
>>>>but it left behind phoney error messages popping up every few hours on
>>>>the desktop and the taskbar. I couldn't get rid of them no matter what I
>>>>Just about to re-install the OS, and someone sends me Microsoft's
>>>>Antispyware Beta (I couldn't dload the thing from the MS site because my
>>>>Windows key is not recognized by MS for some reason...heh).
>>>>One scan with this thing, and no more popups. It claims to have wiped
>>>>out 2 other malicious proggies that AdAware missed, too. Microsoft does
>>>>something right for a change.
>>>>I wonder who they stole the code from.
>>> some open source linux based project, im sure.
>>And fairly sure I am that had they designed their O/S properly there would
>>not be spyware and pop-ups in the first place.
>>What's a pop-up?
> roy, didnt your parents explain this to you?
No, pop-ups did not exist when I was a child. This only reminds me of all
the hassle that Ballmer O/S gives them and the trouble that, in turn, /I/
have to wrestle with /for/ them. In this day and age, it is /we/ who need
to explain to our parents about pop-ups.
Roy S. Schestowitz | Ballmer O/S - so furious it may crash
http://Schestowitz.com | SuSE Linux | PGP-Key: 74572E8E
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