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Weird computer

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Nickthebassist, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Alrighty my computer is acting weird. If I try and send a file to someone, their computer says my files are potentially unsafe. It's also had trouble connecting to the internet(although this could be due to the server). Sometimes when me or my dad try to log on, it won't let us type our passwords in. Ideas?
  2. jadesmar


    Feb 17, 2003
    Ottawa, ON
    For your email problem, it is likely the cause is the other computer or email recipient.

    In Outlook Express 6.0 there are security settings to remove all attachments from incoming email. It will produce a message saying "Outlook Express has removed the following attachment, blah blah.. potential unsafe .. ect." This will setting remove all attachments and will not even check to see if they are infact unsafe. To remove this, have the recipient check their mail settings.

    In Outlook Express, go to Tools -> Options -> Security, remove the check from "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus". This will allow attachments to be opened in Outlook Express.
  3. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Nick, What system are you running, Mac or Windows? and which version?
    Older windows systems are notorious for getting Virus infested, my 98 system totally froze and was inopperable due to one virrus and I'm sure it collected plenty of others in it's years of opperations. With the older window machines when your on the web you may be using more memory as a host sending spam then doing your own functions! And if someone else is using new Outlook there Virus programs will kill your files which may be infected and you don't even know it.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Sounds like as classic case of being infected with a virus that is moving around and hiding in Windows system files - probably need to run Windows in safe mode and virus check, with a good virus protection programme ....

    ...oh and did anybody say : "stop looking at porn!!" ;)
  5. Beat me to it.
  6. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    Damn... me too! ;)
  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Stop surfing porn.
  8. I'm not surfin porn. I was trying to send something via MSN. I run Windows XP, with all the latest patches. I use AVG anti virus, have zonealarms firewall, and Ad-aware SE.
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Well if you are telling the truth

    get computer fixed

    start looking at porn

    become a man
  10. and pluck your palms.... don't shave them. If you do it will get worse! :ninja:
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Ya, stop looking at porn.

    *Goes to watch some porn*
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
  13. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    lol at this whole thread
  14. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Maybe Nick's dad comes in and browses porn on Nick's computer so it just looks like Nick is browsing porn :ninja:
  15. Aw, man!

    Beat me to it - again!
  16. At least you didn't miss it entirely! :D
  17. That's true. :smug:
  18. :eek:
  19. :eyebrow:

    Or were you meaning something else?
  20. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Dude, I know I'm going against the general opinion here, but I think you should STOP LOOKING AT PORN and stop sending it over MSN. Sheeze... I can't believe someone didn't suggest that yet.


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