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The Internet: Some things I hate about the Internet. And something I love about it.
Posted by Josiah T., Jun 28, 2008. 2735 views. ID = 1438

The Internet

Posted by Josiah T., Jun 28, 2008. 2735 views. ID = 1438
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There are some things I love about the Internet. There are also some things I hate about it.

One of the things I hate about the Internet is the viruses and spyware the tend to infect computers when their owners are naive enough to go online without properly updated security software.

Recently, I had a computer come in that was running expired versions of two security suites. First off, running two Anti Virus programs at the same time is not a good idea, since they tend to fight each other and forget about the viruses. Second, since they were expired, (and fighting each other) a trojan horse program had got in, and blocked off access to the internet. So, when I removed the other two programs and put mine on, I couldn't update it. And since I couldn't update it, I couldn't scan the Anti Virus. Fortunately, I was able to clean the trojan using the Anti Spyware feature, and was able to go online and update the rest of the security software.


One of the better aspects of it, is the fact that you can find almost anything about anything, making it an extremely valuable resource for students and computer technicians.

I recently had another computer in with viruses spyware on it. It would randomly give a Blue Screen of Death error, and restart Windows, only to give another error.

After a little research, I discovered that this was not, in fact, spyware, but rather a neat little screen saver program that flashed a fake Blue Screen of Death at you. I also found a link to download it. Boy am I going to have fun...

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Comments


Mathax
Jun 28, 2008
So THAT'S what happened to my computer last night!
   ~Posted by Mathax, Jun 28, 2008

Josiah T.
Jun 28, 2008
*grins innocently*
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Jun 28, 2008

Douglas
Jun 28, 2008
That's pretty funny. Maybe I need to get a copy of that!

You've got a couple subject-verb disagreements in here. Both of them, I think, are because of prepositional phrases.

One of the things I hate about the Internet are the viruses and spyware...

Your subject is the word "one"...just ignore for a moment your prepositional phrases of the things I hate about the internet and you'll see that what you've got left is: One are instead of One is.

Same thing here: One of the better aspects of it, are the fact...




   ~Posted by Douglas, Jun 28, 2008

Josiah T.
Jun 28, 2008
Oops! I'll go fix that...

I'll email you the .zip file I downloaded with the BSoD screen saver... :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Jun 28, 2008

Katie
Jun 28, 2008
Ya know, Comp Tech, you might not want to admit that you know it's a screen saver...

;-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Jun 28, 2008



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