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Postby r1g0r » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:44 am

i got this in my inbox, and remembered reading (about a year ago) something about a system by which you could "processor time" on your computer.

does anybody know if this thing is legitimate? or if it actually works?

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Make Money by leaving your Computer ON

This NEW SECRET program will let ANYONE earn income from Search Engines
just by running a small program in the background on their computer.

Put Your Computer to work, Earn Money on Complete Autopilot, NO
Charges to Pay EVER, Great Income Opportunity, Get Proof in 24 hours
that the System Works

click below

http://freewebs.com/dhanshuk
you know... george orwell warned us!
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Postby earth_man » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:52 am

They are called 'bots' and they attack other sites or store porno on your PC, making you arrestable.

Don't install it.

Get a firewall, pop up blocker ad aware software etc.

Set the e-mail spam settings to block them.
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Postby Kilted_John » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:51 pm

And use Firefox for web browsing...

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Postby raindog » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:51 pm

Just have to re-inforce these tips for a pain free life.
I run an old £50 PC. Don't use any anti virus software. Never, ever, had a virus on the computer. Used to get the odd Bot, but now never get those either. While everyone around me is taking their PC to the menders every few months I type on oblivious.
Here's my recipe for computing....
Use a program called Mailwasher (if you can still find it) to screen all emails.
Use Firefox for browsing, never ever use Internet Explorer. Firefox is pretty Bot proof, and stops pop-ups too.
Use Zone alarm, a free firewall that works well.
Have a check now and then for Bots using AdAware, another free program.

I'm suspicious of Anti virus software, having seen countless people having problems with them. No doubt some people find them good.
I'll stick with my system though. Plus I'm using windows 98SE and not getting any problems either. It does everything I want it to do.

Good luck!
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Postby ChristopherJ » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:27 am

Plus I'm using windows 98SE and not getting any problems either.

Me too! Problems are very rare. In fact I think I have only had one moderatelyy serious (but solveable) OS problem in the last 8 years or so that I've used it.

I also still use Netscape 4 sometimes. Don't know why. Nostalgia really. But like you I use Firefox for my main browser - I also use Mailwasher + Zone Alarm, AVG Anti-virus and the odd Adaware check - Oh - and I never ever open a mail attachment unless it was from a friend and I was expecting it.
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Postby raindog » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:52 am

If only all computer users would do the same Christopher...The scam artists would go out of business.


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Postby r.m.anderson » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:41 pm

It would appear that the undesireable types are more interested in spamming
jamming provirus the latest newest platforms i.e. Vista XP. And leaving the
older first generation platforms alone since there is limited opportunity to
create mayhem. After all why infect a few when much more damage can be
done to many.
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WHY ?
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Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
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Postby r.m.anderson » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:41 pm

It would appear that the undesireable types are more interested in spamming
jamming provirus the latest newest platforms i.e. Vista XP. And leaving the
older first generation platforms alone since there is limited opportunity to
create mayhem. After all why infect a few when much more damage can be
done to many.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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