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The one that hit their machine caused it to error out on loading any program, via shortcuts or with RUN. I have not seen one like that before. They could not launch anything until they were in save mode, that is where I installed the antivirus and killed of a few folders that had been added that day. Appears to be clean now though with AVG.
Interesting you say that. I was browsing a very, very well known site with vague undertones of felines and hamburgers and one of those annoying, shaking "You've WON!" ads was showing. Suddenly the antivirus went balistic and warned of a script virus, then a few seconds later there's disk activity and my machine reboots.
Voila, one root kit, freshly installed.
This was with IE8, though I also have IE 5, and 6 installed too.
The first time I've ever caught something off the net. It was very disturbing. I took a long shower afterwards and scrubbed hard.
As you probably know, Grizzly Adams (AKA Marc Clifton) is one of my heroes of coding. The man knows more about "stuff" than any man reasonably should know about "stuff". He used to post in this here lounge a bit more regularly - but no more. And that got me to thinking about people who used to post, people I'd like to see post here and Lisa.
So, folks I'd like to see bringing the lounge up to scratch:
I've been coding for a long time myself and I enjoy posting in certain forums - not this one to much but not for any particular reason. I like "The Code Project" as a whole certainly. I personally have just been swamped with projects - and I'd bet the same is true for many of these "Heroes"
I actually like posting and stuff but it often turns into lots of non productive( as in not-paid-for time) and I've had to "discipline" myself to work this much so I can play this much, and lately, when I'm in play mode - being nice out and all - I've been grabbing my RC helicopters and airplanes and driving to the airfield
I personally like posting on The Game Creators forum - as that is like a "computer hobby" of mine and is what got me started coding to begin with: Making Games - so I have a softspot for it but its a tough road financially if you're an indie (independant developer) unless you are really good and or lucky with a specific product.
For me it's all about time. Although, not so much here - there are also those folks who are just plain nasty without cause. Who disagree in disgraceful manners. Shoot, I'm not always right, and I may not agree with you - but ... well.. just watch a Windows versus Linux Debate to see what I mean. I like both OS's and lately have become more fond of Linux as a primary OS except for games and Outlook2007... and boy - people get heated. when you give reasons they don't agree with - they shoot you down like its hunting season.
Now I'm no wimp, hardly - but it gets old and takes more time to properly respond to these hardened (bold online, cowardesses in person) types.. more time than its often worth. This sometimes makes posting less fun than it used to be.
Well... that's my comment for this thread. It is nice to see people giving recognition to, and in effect thank, their favorite commenters and developers. If I was one of those in the posted lists from fans, I'd be honored! This is a good group here - posters and readers alike.
why is it called an update, when the net result is everything is down.
Shouldn't that be called downdating?
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