Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk

actually, if you look at the original warning, you'll see that it 
continuously fills your hd with junk.  If you use ad-aware and you use a 
firewall and you use a virus scanner, that's fine, the problem though with t 
his software is that in its free encarnation, it is a piece of trash that 
causes you to have to work harder to keep your pc clean.  It' slike 
deliberately downloading viruses so that you can block them or distroy them 
before they do any damage if you are lucky.  Personally, as has been said, 
since ther are jaws friendly programs that do the same thing without all the 
extra burden I'd think it wise to stay away from this trash.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk


yes, all my reliable places. basically, if you use ad-aware or similar, more
then one is even better, a good firewall and a good virus scanner, you're
about as safe as you'll ever get for now with a computer.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk


> did you check for it?
>
> Johnnie Apple Seed
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 1:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>
>
> I don't see the proof.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 1:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>
>
>> John,  Disprove it.  He's provided you with all the evidence you need.
>>
>> Johnnie Apple Seed
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 12:23 PM
>> Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>>
>>
>> I say prove it, my brother can have a computer screwed up to where you
>> have
>> to format inside a week and he doesn't need paltalk to do it, my old
>> computer fell victim to him, good thing it's my spare or I'd be madder
>> about
>> it then I am.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "chevelle" <chevelle33@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 12:14 PM
>> Subject: Re: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>>
>>
>>> Hi David,
>>> thanks a lot for posting that message. My friend's computer is so messed
>>> up.
>>> A lot of it has to do with the fact that she doesn't know what she is
>>> doing,
>>> and there for not keeping up with her updates, but she has Pal Talk on
>>> her
>>> system. I'm planning on going over t o house to fix up her computer, but
>>> now
>>> that I read your post on Pal Talk I now can tell her she needs to remove
>>> paltalk. It doesn't make sense for me to do all this fixing up if only
>>> to
>>> have pal talk put the stuff I take out back into her pc right? Thanks
>>> again
>>> for that post.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: "jfw users email list" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 11:51 AM
>>> Subject: Fw: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Johnnie Apple Seed
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Cody Hurst" <codyhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 7:26 PM
>>>> Subject: [VICUG-L] please do not use pal talk
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  I know all of you out there use n instant message program. There is
>>>> aim
>>>> which works good with jaws, and mns which works pretty good with jaws,
>>>> and
>>>> then there id tal talk which works good with jaws, but what makes pal
>>>> talk
>>>> so incredibly horrible is the spyware, ads, and junk that come with it,
>>>> and
>>>> the worst thing about it is that it depends on IE! and if you have
>>>> netsaphobia, you really should use your brain and not use IE, it puts a
>>>> lot
>>>> of junk on your pc. I have reformatted twice because ads, spyware, and
>>>> the
>>>> only to stop them is to pay them $40 a month! That is a ripoff!  I love
>>>> my
>>>> pc just as much as most of you, if not all of you, do, so please take
>>>> care
>>>> of it!!!! and even thoughyou may run a spyware catching program pal
>>>> talk
>>>> will still win. and trust me. but even though if you stop 'em ads,
>>>> remembe
>>>> that it still relies on IE to operate correctly. and the file
>>>> 'BtHook.dll'
>>>> is the file, supposedly, that has the spyware and ads, but i tried
>>>> deleting
>>>> it, but it is still there!
>>>>
>>>> Cody Hurst.
>>>>
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