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[quote name='Jason' date='Apr 3 2005, 12:10 AM']No, I'm using the best machine on the market. 
Plus, as someone else posted, 99% of viruses are PC, so the Mac is safer.  And, woth OS X, I [b]NEVER[/b] crash.  Not once since I bought it.
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Actually now that I think about it, I've never crashed with XP. OS X has glitches at work.
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I'm a big fan of "The best tool for the job". Whether that be mac,windows,*nix

You crazy fanboys.

On a side note, i find it funny how the "open source" & linux community love mac so much. MAC is the most closed source OS there is. Hell, they sue you for starting rumors.
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ok I didn't read everything b/c it doesn't help. I have a virus. I thought that spending the $50 bucks for the program would kill it. When I turn my computer on my programs (icons) don't come up. I have to go through my programs file on the start menu. So, what do I need to download? Do I need to pay for it? How do I run it? Can ya help me please?
I have windows xp.
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[quote name='The Bubble' date='Apr 3 2005, 08:11 PM']ok I didn't read everything b/c it doesn't help.  I have a virus.  I thought that spending the $50 bucks for the program would kill it.  When I turn my computer on my programs (icons) don't come up.  I have to go through my programs file on the start menu.  So, what do I need to download?  Do I need to pay for it?  How do I run it?  Can ya help me please? 
I have windows xp.
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Probably not a virus. Have you checked your recycle bin? They might have got put in there somehow. If so, just drag them back to your desktop.

If they aren't in there, when you go to start/programs, just right click and drag to your desktop. When you let go, choose "copy here".
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[quote name='BengalBacker' date='Apr 3 2005, 09:23 PM']Probably not a virus. Have you checked your recycle bin? They might have got put in there somehow. If so, just drag them back to your desktop.

If they aren't in there, when you go to start/programs, just right click and drag to your desktop. When you let go, choose "copy here".
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I did quarantine something. I will replace my icons, thanks. What do i do with the quarantine "bottle"?
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I have a HOSTS file that currently blocks around 77,000 sites from accessing the internet.

For those that are not that tech smart. A HOSTS file is a file on every computer. Its used to get the numerical address for whatever site your computer is trying to access.

I'm sure that there are lots of people on this site that is unaware of this file and probably don't have any entries in it.

But here's how it works. Let's say you want to visit www.yahoo.com. When you are connected to the internet, you computer goes to your ISP to determine the numerical address to go to. Thus adding time to the webpage load. You can increase speed by entering into your HOSTS file the IP (numerical) address of the site followed by "www.yahoo.com" (or whatever site). Your computer no longer needs to communicate with the ISP provider to get the IP address, eliminating this step.

So, what people on the net have suggested is to trick your computer to return spyware sites requests directly back to your computer.

Every computer has a localhost entry with an IP address of 127.0.0.1. This is your internet IP address. So lets say that you want to block access to www.yahoo.com. In the HOSTS file you would put an entry like this in it...

127.0.0.1 www.yahoo.com

This tells the browser to return directly back to your computer rather than loading the yahoo homepage. Which should give you a page cannot load message. Effectively blocking access to the internet by whatever's program to access the internet.

Please PM me if you like to get this file (it's free).

NOTE: this file also blocks tons of porn sites. I have these entries in mine, so my kids cannot access them. I also have a program that allows to add more sites to the HOSTS file. Because unfortunately, I'm not able to get all porn sites and new spyware comes out everyday. But I must admit that my firewall log has decreased dramatically since putting these entries in my HOSTS file.

If you need more information, let me know, I'll try to answer them.
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[quote name='mschutte369' post='127016' date='Aug 8 2005, 01:52 PM']Here is the site that explains the HOSTS file a little better and where I first learned about it.

I have all of their entries, and then some. From which I gathered from other sites.

[url="http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm"]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm[/url][/quote]

I know that this is an older post, but I found that link very helpful. I never totally understood the power of the hosts file. It looks like this is updated pretty often. Thanks!
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