4 Responses to Offtopic: Surviving Internet Security 2010 virus

  1. Spitt says:

    I think you should also be worried, that whoever they are, they also took a screenshot of your desktop. I re-uploaded it here – http://www.4shared.com/file/246148451/eb9882d3/messy_wallpaper-1920×1200.html since the other site is unsafe for people who can’t turn off all scripts.

    In a similar though not as severe occasion, my daughter put limewire on the other system. She is finally understanding my aversion to that program. She also allowed a virus in, which caused the system, to get stuck in an endless boot loop. Ended up fixing it with an Ubuntu bootable dvd, after 3 weeks. I told the kids the next time they crash they system, I am going to put Ubuntu on there permanently. I think the only one this would hurt would be my wife who plays online poker at times however.

    Glad you got the mess sorted, it’s a hard lesson to learn but hopefully others will have read it and heed the warning.

  2. Spitt says:

    I’m not sure what the messy wallpaper was about?

    I remembered the firefox noscripts add on http://cnettv.cnet.com/8301-13415_53-10272468-11.html and added it

  3. Spitt says:

    it’s in response to your 150 icons :p I thought my 30 was a lot!

  4. Spitt says:

    for myself, legally blind it is easier seeing an icon even just seeing the colors help rather than say a list of bookmarked sites that list by text only

    my fences http://download.cnet.com/Fences/3000-2072_4-10909535.html not only keep everything organized by my choice of headings but stay hidden when not in use

    the other great thing about fences for a low vision person is have you ever tried different resolutions to improve seeing things? even with the lock icons to grid checked when you change the resolution the icons all lose their order clump up to the left, with fences they stay put and keeping the fences spaced at your lowest resolution, you never even have to tweak them again from where you placed them

    a nice before/after info here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4776313_arrange-desktop-icons-stardocks-fences.html and the regular version is free

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