Tragic Puter Crash

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Paul Warburton, May 9, 2005.

  1. Hey, in case anybody wondered what happened to my big computer, as a result of some not being careful of what i'm downloading actions, has been infected big time with a virus. Pop up city!
    Any way, i'm alive and will be back as soon as I can get this mother re-formatted.
    Be careful what you download!! :crying:
  2. ...And you didn't stop to think there might be anything wrong with all that bass porn? :D

    Seriously, that sucks. Hope you get it sorted.
  3. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Yeah, I was wondering where you went...I even checked the slab forums...NOT.
  4. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    Paul, I had sent you an e-mail with a question. Did you get it?

    Sorry about your computer.
  5. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
  6. At first I thought this was going to be another obituary--Putter Smith was killed in a crash.

    I had the same problem a few months ago and received lot of good advice from some of our computer literate brethern. After trying a few different spybot-type things, I upgraded to Windows XP and completely reformatted the hard drive. Everything has ran smoothly ever since.

    Ray's advice on the MS antispy stuff is worth heeding. It does work well.
  7. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    I'll third the Microsoft Anti-Spy suggestion. Also, Ad-Aware is a free download and catches things Microsoft doesn't. Be careful though, there's a program out there called Ad-Ware that does just the opposite so make sure you download the right one.

    I've got Ad-Aware, Microsoft Anti-Spy, Yahoo Anti-Spy and Norton Anti Virus. Between them, i've never had a problem and I probably download more stuff than a lot of people.
  8. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Paul, your pc prolly just needs a new B string...
  9. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I switched to Mac several years ago and have had no regrets. If you must remain in the PC world, then get a pop up blocker or just use one of the Mozilla browsers and set it to block pop ups.

    Sorry to hear of your troubles.

  10. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    Same with me, to be honest with you, i dont even have an antivirus since i changed to Mac, and despite some software limitations, my life has been easier.

  11. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    hey Paul, you probably don't need to reformat. Feel free to give me a call if you want a hand getting it back to normal.
  12. Well, I did have to re-format! As I told some of you on the PM side, this was a big,bad one. My computer pro said it was the worst infection he had ever seen. He said he'd never seen an attack so thorough....'twas prolly some piano player I had to yell at in the past.
    Anyway, just wanted to thank you for the support and suggestions. Believe that I have so much protection now that I hardly have any memory left to function....
    Thanks again my Dears. :hyper:
  13. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.