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Ok, don't go to www.clean-your-screen-for-free-now.com, or whatever it was. Bruce asked if I'd checked my email the other night because he'd sent me a link to a cute site that will clean the inside of your computer montior screen. A joke of course. It brings up a kitten licking the inside of your monitor. I only went there because he told me himself that it was safe. I should know better than to trust his judgement on such things as many times as I've had to clean his computer of the browser hijackers and viruses, etc. So I got 3 trojans, 1 virus, and 8 versions of CoolWebSearch AdWare hijacker. It took me all weekend to clean it out. I think I finally got it. So, my new rules:

1. If the site has "free" in the name, it is verboten.
2. If Bruce tells me something is "virus-free," this means "free virus."
3. MS Internet Explorer is not my friend. It is the Antichrist.
3.1. Get Firefox this week.
4. Bruce gets no more help cleaning the crap out of his computer.
4.1. Tell Bruce that it is not his wife's, his children's, his cats', or his dog's fault th crap is in his computer.
5. Feel really dumb if I break these rules.

Ok, so I guess these are also resolutions. I'm a dip-shit. :P

Gr.

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mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
... as is Ad-Aware SE Personal.
anterastilis
Jan. 24th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
I got firefox per suggestions from LJ friends...it is practically my best friend now.

viruses notwithstanding, the screensaver sounds cute.
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
It was adorable, but not worth all the trouble.
flower76
Jan. 24th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
That sucks!

Did you get my email about your purse?
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
No. Is it at your house? I thought I had it after the party. Hrm. Well, I'll try to stop by sometime. Thanks :)
flower76
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, I've got it. I thought it was Jason's Mom's and didn't look through it to check until late Thursday night. :(
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Is my scarf in there, too?
flower76
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Is it long and red?

If yes, then yes.

I thought it was a recent present to Jason from a relative.

I'm sorry! :(
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
No, it's all good. I'm just happy to know I didn't lose it. Well, I did, but not permanently. :)
capnbuckle
Jan. 24th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
...and once you get used to tabbed browsing, you will never go back. Never.
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, now I can't wait! I just got thru all that trouble, and then on Yahoo! News, there's an article about how everyone's getting fed up with how vulnerable IE is and switching to Firefox. Kakitsune, hooray! ;)
jaka_talbot
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
I saw the cute kitten licking the screen. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't worth a huge risk. I got no viruses, but I'm on my at-work computer, and they have some automated protection I'm not aware of. So if there were viruses on the kitten page, my company's setup must have dodged them.

We use Firefox at home, but sadly, not at work. I have to wait for our entire corporation to move to Firefox before I can myself. Too bad that will never happen.
mandydax
Jan. 24th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was pretty mad. I visit it and then my McAfee starts freaking out: "I found one! Eek!" Kind of like a cat who sees a mouse and catches it and lays the bloody corpse in your hair while you're sleeping. Well, maybe not... ;P
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