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  1. Not blondes also do lol. Don't know why though. Always thinking they: 1)Won Something - Wohoooooooo 2)Uhhhh interesting e-mail 3)etc...a millon more reasons Why I wonder...
  2. Ok, yes, Avira doesn't have an E-mail Scanner. But, answer me this, what good does an "E-mail Scanner" have if the dectection don't work as good a it's supposed to? Anecdote from another forum: It's not just the: "They say...", it's the facts that talk now. Anyway, you decide with which AV you feel more comfortable. Those are my 2 last cents. hehe
  3. Double post below sorry.
  4. I would recommend AntiVir. It has superior detection rates.
  5. lol. I'm too far behind to catch up. I would have to post like 20 posts a day to catch up like 2-3 months later since CTskifreak would be posting too.
  6. Simple Overwrite: Overwrites with data on the file with Random Bytes I suppose. U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (3-pass standard): A three-pass wipe. The 1st pass writes all 0's to the drive, the 2nd pass writes all 1's to the drive and the 3rd pass writes a random pattern. example: 0000 0000, followed by 1111 1111, then 1001 0111. U.S. DoD 5220-22.M (7-pass standard): A seven-pass wipe using random characters, complements of characters, and random data streams. Guttman: here ########################### From 1 to 4, number 1 being the fastest deletion cause it overwrites the file once and 4 the slowest since it has to overwrite the file 35 times. -Sockdown-
  7. Hahaha. It's gonna be impossible to do that. lol
  8. Musicmad Forgot about this one. Thanks to davey for the link on the "emptying the recycle bin" topic. There's an updated Beginners Guide here. On the 4th node, where it says: "CCleaner Information", there's a detailed description to the other questions you asked.
  9. Sockdown

    So yeah...

    At last! 100 posts! Wuhuuuuuuuuuuu. *Sockdown starts music* Congratulations to me, congratulations to me, WEEEEEEEE lol! Sorry, it's my first ever 100 posts in any forum, so, it's something new to me. Feels good!
  10. lol! Yeah! I remember those days.
  11. I heard of this before. The fake codec's. One of these days, if they find a way, they will insert the malware with the video and as it streams to infect you. When you read things like this, you thank God for the Malware Experts!
  12. Mine sucked. Somewhere about 625kb's download and 160kb's upload. I need to get some money to increase the connection speed, dammit!
  13. Sockdown

    Free Email.

    Yup. Like acooldozen and Icedrake said, Gmail.
  14. I'm not having the problem either. Something must be happening over there. But, it sucks if it's happening to you.
  15. You're welcome Musicmad.
  16. No disrespect intended Andavari. I was just saying it in a kind of funny way. I have used AVG, Avast! and AntiVir too. Yes, the updates are kind of slow sometimes, but, well, they use the better servers for the premium version which make a lot of sense. In the software business, if you have a company, to survive, you need to generate money. So’, in order for them to do that, they have to limit the free version in some ways to make you buy the full version. Anyway, my bad, I wasn’t trying to make an argument or something. By the way Andavari, since you’re using Avast! now, did they change the ugly radio kind of like interface? And second, has the scan speed increased? When I used to have Avast!, the scan was out of this world slow. Just curious cause it’s been a while since that time.
  17. didn't really help much, never mind, i will search on othere forums for the answers Thank you! all for your help anyway.. Musicmad Musicmad I can't really write an answer for each question you asked. I gave you a tip about what CCleaner does which the My Recent Documents. If you do a search about Index.dat, you might find something like this: Index.dat. I did a search and the first link was that one. Another link about Index.dat which was the second one, here. The sames applies to the other questions. I'm sorry, but, it's something you can find easily doing a search with google. Another one, Start Menu. As for CCleaner, it will clean all those areas by: Clearing the Recent Documents list, Deleting Index.dat files on reboot, etc...A little about CCleaner features can be found here. Also, you can do individual searches on this forum for previous posts about specific items. Hope this helps. -Sockdown-
  18. I also updated through the program which was a very nice thing. As for the pop up, since I did a full scan a few hours ago, having more files than last week(Installed a few applications), even with that, the scan was like 8-10% faster than last version, so I don't mind it at all. It makes me want the umbrella lol! hahaha. Kidding. But, being free, to promote the premium version would be the logical thing since, to build an application, takes a lot of time and money. And well, it's just during the updates. Also, I think that you can block avnotify.exe with your firewall or do a manual update and download the files on the website to avoid the notify. Never done either of them, but I might try the firewall one next time to see if it works. I use Online Armor. Just, ignore the thing, close it as soon as it comes on or, think it's the first time you seen it and say: "Wow, there's a premium version too!". lol. Kidding.
  19. I have McAfee Security Suite on my Vista Laptop because it came with it. I'm not sure about how good McAfee is now days. It used to be one of the best. As soon as the license expires, gonna download AntiVir Free for it since that's the one I have on my XP machine and I have never had a problem of viruses/worms/etc yet. Of course, I scan every week with AVG Anti-Spyware, Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Spyware, Spybot and Ad-Aware. Plus, I use SpywareBlaster for prevention. I also do Online Scan's once in a while just to make sure. . Anyway, back to topic, McAfee has only found 1 threat in almost a year from a Flash Drive. I don't know if this is a good thing cause McAfee is so good, or just because it doesn't detect them. Resources wise, I compare McAfee now days to Norton. If one day I decide to buy one, it would be NOD32.
  20. You can do a Google search about those items/locations. For example, CCleaner will clear the Recent Documents list that is on the the Start -> My Recent Documents (Win XP). It will clear that list. On Win XP, that folder is located -> C:\Documents and Settings\User\Recent.
  21. Hey musicmad CCleaner will delete all the items from each section that is checked. (All the items that can be deleted of course). In the default installation, CCleaner will delete files in Windows Temp Folders that are more than 48 hours old. If you have files in certain sections that you don't want CCleaner to delete, just uncheck that section or go to Options -> Exclude and add the folders and files so CCleaner knows what not to delete.
  22. Basically, the banner and some buttons changed.
  23. So, the AntiVir update changed: (1)Raised scan speed (2)Redesigned visual appearance Seen the new look?
  24. Well, now I'm having my doubts that CCleaner is responsible cause I ran CCleaner, something got messed up. Oracle error: ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error. Then, since I thought it got messed up, I excluded the file and ran CCleaner again removing the file OracleDatabaseXEServerInstall.log with 1 simple overwrite. It wasn't working, so I stopped the Database and started the Database again so the Listener was now working and it connected. I'm gonna keep searching for information about this. Until then, thanks.
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