Hi Carl, What a big excuse that was. You could have used the restore function and been on with it, but then you wouldn't have a new computer. :O) Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ctm007" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 1:27 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Protect yourselves | 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 | | 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.