Site Privacy issues

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 17:02:52 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 13:04, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> You can't rely just on those two tools. To properly clean a system, I
> start with AdAware, then run Spybot S&D, then run CWShredder, then run
> HijackThis! to do any final clean-up (HijackThis! is a manual process and
> you must know what you're doing). The first three programs only get
> most/some of the problems but not all, so it's important to run all of
> them, IMO.

?! (asks rhetorically I guess) it's really necessary to do all this crap
and rigamarole (never mind the recently documented high crash/reboot
rate) just to operate a machine to read your email and store data!?

I assume this is Windows, when people dont' mention the OS it usually
means that...

I try to be OS agnostic (though I run open-source OS's whenever I can)
but sheesh, you have to stop and ask yourself, is the above really worth

(The only program I cannot find a .*n[i,u]x replacement for is Adobe
Illustrator. Even Quicken has it's gnucash counterpart... .*n[i,u]x is
hardly trouble-free, but 90% of the time, the work I put in to maintain
it goes towards something I want to do, not pushing rope.)

Sorry, OT, I'll post on this no more.
Received on Mon Sep 20 2004 - 17:02:52 BST

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