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IE problemsLive Steam
Aug 26, 2003 6:34 AM
Lately pages have been taking an unusual time loading and refreshing. More pop-up screens than usual too. Is there any way to know if some crap tracking program clandestinely loaded on my machine? I checked using msconfig, but there still seems to be a problem. Where else can I look? I deleted all temp files and cashed stuff. I am at a loss. It's a bummer. May keep me from posting here :O)
It's Bill Clinton's fault. nmmohair_chair
Aug 26, 2003 6:48 AM
At least he doesn't have the Bush virusKristin
Aug 26, 2003 7:29 AM
A nasty little virus that attacks your MS Office Grammar dictionary.
Oh, Steam has has that vrus on occasion,OldEdScott
Aug 26, 2003 8:01 AM
but I don't think it's fundamental lack of intelligence like Dumbya. I think it's just his great haste at getting his message out quickly, before centrist viruses like mine can spread unchecked.
:O) Centrist? LOL!!! Now that's a good one!!Live Steam
Aug 26, 2003 12:37 PM
You got the "virus" part correct though :O) No I just use the same logic that democrats used during the last eight year administration. I know it's partisan, but isn't that what politics is all about? In the end your parties overall agenda is furthered even though along the way, someone may stray off the path. Kind of like a team. Team members may not always get along or even like each other, but they would never let the opposition know that or have it be used as a weapon against them.

Oh thanks rufus. The shareware worked. It found tons of garbage that was eating up memory.
It's the Poindexter spyware. nmOldEdScott
Aug 26, 2003 7:03 AM
spybot search and destroyrufus
Aug 26, 2003 7:08 AM
freeware that you can download, and it'll find all the adware and spybots on your system. can be found at cnet, zdnet, or any of the computer sites that offer downloads.
AdAware will look for spywaresacheson
Aug 26, 2003 8:00 AM
It works pretty well, too. I think it's from the Netherlands, so if you're not careful on your install you get to interpret Dutch.

As far as popups, I'm using the Google.com beta toolbar with popup blocker. Seems to work well.

Are you using dial-up or a dedicated (high-speed) connection?
AdAware will look for spywarefiltersweep
Aug 26, 2003 10:06 AM
AdAware is great- will get rid of sorts of stuff that is buried with clock managers, weather bugs, etc... that the bozos download on my work PC when I'm not looking.

get it at download.com -it is made in Sweden (all the better) by Lavasoft.
yeah ...sacheson
Aug 26, 2003 10:39 AM
... Sweden ... that's it ...

Swedish chicks are hot.
Cable BBLive Steam
Aug 26, 2003 12:40 PM
I have been using the Google tool bar stuff, but I seem to think that this started happening the other morning when Google upgraded their services. May just be a coincidence.