Hi Bob, Hi Pam, Or could it be we are just too embarrassed to ask. I read something on another list that if I downloaded and install this small program, it would enhance my registry to prevent the attacks from Spyware; so I did. Boy and it works good; too good. I no longer could access my Internet bank accounts and other sites. So I hack the registry and deleted the stuff that installed with this stupid program. That was the end of that computer. I was aware that if I had my Windows xp cd, I could just reinstall Windows xp and go on with life. But I could not find my Windows xp disk. I searched and searched and even invaded my daughter's house and searched there; what a nightmare. I called my son who lives many miles away and accused him of theft. This past Sunday, my son comes to visit and he is in my "study"; my sweatshop; my computer room and he is looking at a stack of empty boxes of stuff I had purchased over the past few years; like cdwriter drives, software, etc. He pulls out this Windows xp box and looks inside and there is my cd diskette. I felt about 2" high. darn. I still haven fixed the computer that I ruined. I used the failure to find the Windows xp as an excuse to buy a new machine and I'm typing on it now. :-) Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 11:41 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Protect yourselves > Hi Pam, > I've been here, but nobody has many computer problems anymore? :O) > > I think everyone has learned how to fix them? > Or could it be that windows is now so good, it just goes and goes, like the pink > bunny? :O) > > Bob Noble > www.sonic.net/bnoble > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 9:38 PM > Subject: [pcductape] Re: Protect yourselves > > > | Hi Bob! > | Long time no see. =) > | > | Pam > | > | > > | > > | >Boy, well put Pam. :O) > | > > | >You better duck now Don. :O) > | > > | > > | >Bob Noble > | > | > | >| Hi Don, > | >| > | >| The specifics of this virus are both unimportant and unknown. > | >| > | >| Unimportant because the purpose of the alert was exactly as you > | >stated, to > | >| remind folks to keep their virus protection up to date, which > | >you obviously > | >| know how to do. But everyone on this list is not as experienced as you. > | >| Some are very new to computers. My message was intended as a > | >helping tool > | >| for those who don't know or haven't yet learned these things. > | >| > | >| Unknown, because freelists was kind enough to strip off the attachment, > | >| thereby disabling the threat and the ability to track down the > | >identity of > | >| the virus. The headers of the sender were also altered, having > | >gone through > | >| freelists' servers. In addition, some viruses are capable of > | >spoofing the > | >| sender's identity. Not being able to identify the virus makes us not be > | >| able to know in this case. > | >| > | >| In the future, if something posted to the list does not apply to > | >you please > | >| do not assume it was aimed at you since you are not the only > | >person on this > | >| list. > | >| > | >| > | >| > | >| -Pam > | > | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > | pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > | OR by logging into the Web interface. > | > > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > OR by logging into the Web interface. > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.