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    Re: Computer Help

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    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    I'm currently at the Portland, OR airport sending this on my iPhone.
    When I tryto log on PP.I with my Dell, running XP the site gives me a "An error has occurred... Check your cookie settings."
    would someone tell me what to check/set?
    This thread needs to be moved!
    Unless what we're supposed to know about PacNW is that he:

    * Likes Apple products

    * But struggles with technology

    * Travels via the air

    * Is not so concerned with his ego, as he's not afraid to ask for help.

    =Z=
    Interesting, I was able to read a little more into this.


    * Likes Apple products-yes, it appears he likes the cool, more hip, Apple products but it sounds like he might be a bit of a tech geek, although more cooler than just your average plain geek.
    But the key point here, is that he has the extra dough to spend on the latest technology.

    * But struggles with technology-well, we are talking about Apple.

    * Travels via the air-sounds like he has very nice, well paying job which frequently sends him on business trips. A little separation can be a good thing.

    * Is not so concerned with his ego, as he's not afraid to ask for help.-so if he is driving with his significant other and they are lost, he wouldn't mind stopping to ask for directions. Nice.

    Not sure if PacNWVike is married but if not, he sounds like perfect husband material for some lucky lady.
    1. Cool, more hip, Apple? LOL! Expensive isn't always better. The only reason that Aples aren't targeted by viruses is because it's not worth the trouble. Those who write viruses, sell the fixes for them thus propagating income. Writing viruses for Apples would be like writing viruses for Beta Max players instead of DVD players.

    Look what happened to Adam & Eve when they tried the Apple.

    2. What you're saying is the Apple isn't user friendly.

    3. Nothing to add.

    4. The only time men get lost is when their wives are nagging on them & it breaks their concentration. If they listened to their wives & turned everytime their wives point & shout "Turn here", they would be hopelessly lost.

    Ever hear of a single man getting lost while driving?

    I didn't think so.

    Nav units in cars were made for women. That's why they always have womens voices on them. Women always listen to other women, but rarely do they listen to men.

    :P
    You need therapy ;D
    LOL! Well if you didn't have that disclaimer under your avatar, I might have taken your advice.
    :P

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    Re: Computer Help

    Interesting ideas about who I am!
    Someday they'll publish my "20 Questions" and then you'll know...

    Thanks for the help and insight.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
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    Re: Computer Help

    Fire. Fox. Firefox. IE is the death of PC.

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    Re: Computer Help

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    Fire. Fox. Firefox. IE is the death of PC.
    I'm using Firefox on my home machine, but good ol' Uncle Sam continues to use Internet Exploder on our work boxes.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
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    Re: Computer Help

    Got a quick question. I use MSN Messenger and while I was away I received a message with a hotlink from a friend that I had not heard from in awhile. The message simple said: "Check this out". I clicked on the hotlink and was sent to some random ad. I believe the ad was for some computer store like Dell or Gateway, nothing pornographic or offensive. Well I was suspicious after that and scanned my computer with Norton and Windows Defender. Neither one of the scans came up with anything. I was just wondering if anyone thought I should be too worried about this or not. Thanks

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

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    Got a quick question. I use MSN Messenger and while I was away I received a message with a hotlink from a friend that I had not heard from in awhile. The message simple said: "Check this out". I clicked on the hotlink and was sent to some random ad. I believe the ad was for some computer store like Dell or Gateway, nothing pornographic or offensive. Well I was suspicious after that and scanned my computer with Norton and Windows Defender. Neither one of the scans came up with anything. I was just wondering if anyone thought I should be too worried about this or not. Thanks
    I'd be concerned.
    Make sure your Norton and Defender files are up to date.
    Your friend's computer may have a trojan that generated the MSN message to you.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
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    Re: Computer Help

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    Got a quick question. I use MSN Messenger and while I was away I received a message with a hotlink from a friend that I had not heard from in awhile. The message simple said: "Check this out". I clicked on the hotlink and was sent to some random ad. I believe the ad was for some computer store like Dell or Gateway, nothing pornographic or offensive. Well I was suspicious after that and scanned my computer with Norton and Windows Defender. Neither one of the scans came up with anything. I was just wondering if anyone thought I should be too worried about this or not. Thanks
    The person didn't send it to you, there are viruses with MSN that automatically send out messages like that, if you're lucky it was just an advertisement and nothing more.
    Ask around to people on your contact list every once in awhile to see if you are sending similar messages without your knowledge.

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    Re: Computer Help

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    Got a quick question. I use MSN Messenger and while I was away I received a message with a hotlink from a friend that I had not heard from in awhile. The message simple said: "Check this out". I clicked on the hotlink and was sent to some random ad. I believe the ad was for some computer store like Dell or Gateway, nothing pornographic or offensive. Well I was suspicious after that and scanned my computer with Norton and Windows Defender. Neither one of the scans came up with anything. I was just wondering if anyone thought I should be too worried about this or not. Thanks
    I'd be concerned.
    Make sure your Norton and Defender files are up to date.
    Your friend's computer may have a trojan that generated the MSN message to you.
    Both of those programs are up to date. Still neither scan found any type of spyware, trojan, etc. Anything else I should check before I know for sure that there is no problem to worry about?

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

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    Got a quick question. I use MSN Messenger and while I was away I received a message with a hotlink from a friend that I had not heard from in awhile. The message simple said: "Check this out". I clicked on the hotlink and was sent to some random ad. I believe the ad was for some computer store like Dell or Gateway, nothing pornographic or offensive. Well I was suspicious after that and scanned my computer with Norton and Windows Defender. Neither one of the scans came up with anything. I was just wondering if anyone thought I should be too worried about this or not. Thanks
    The person didn't send it to you, there are viruses with MSN that automatically send out messages like that, if you're lucky it was just an advertisement and nothing more.
    Ask around to people on your contact list every once in awhile to see if you are sending similar messages without your knowledge.
    I'll ask if I'm sending any messages without my knowledge. Should be a pretty easy thing to find out as I only have 5 contacts and only one that signs on more than twice a month.

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

    I ended up just formatting my computer. Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks Josdin

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