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  1. I have had my computer for a couple of months, but possibly its only for Dell made computers???
  2. Actually I found a recovery partition. Just press ctrl+f11 at bootup and a screen with options come up to either restore or cancel (forgot the second option it might be cancel). I will try it once I get a disk to back my data on. imabooger, Do you know what number I should call for dell to request a disk?
  3. Thank you everyone for your replys shanenin, I will try what you said after I can speak with Dell like blim suggested I try thanks. blim, Hi blim..I will call them soon and also I will look on there site to see if I can find anything there first. martymas, I don't see anything like that, but I could be wrong. Any more suggestions are still welcomed.
  4. Hi, I recently bought a new computer with windows xp sp2 on it from Dell. And it didn't come with a reinstall disk or anything to reinstall windows xp. Is there a way to manually do this or a way to get a reinstall disk? Thanks in advance.
  5. CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--CastleCops, a globally oriented security and privacy site, and Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, announced today a new anti-phishing task force designed to help consumers and businesses combat the unending scourge of phishing scams and online identity theft. The task force, called the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad, is a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites. The community consists of members who report new phishing scams as well as highly experienced s
  6. By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News Botnet controllers may be planning a large-scale attack against message forums, TechWeb has learned. The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center (ISC) noted that a bot going by the name "FuntKlakow" has registered on thousands of phpBB forums. Speculating, ISC analyst Marcus Sachs noted that the bot's owner(s) may be preparing to exploit a zero-day vulnerability against the popular php bulletin board software. "We might be chasing a ghost here but it's always good to be on the lookout for something like this," wrote Sachs in an alert on the ISC site Sunday. Sachs l
  7. Happy Birthday Kat Have a great day!
  8. Yah..this post is A-OK! We all know Brandon very well and know that this isn't commercial spamming, and definately is a very useful informative site it seems. Anyone who takes the time to seriously fight the excessive malware out there thru site like these, deserve to be recognized and helped as much as possible, so this post stays open. Thanks Chappy
  9. No this is not my forum. Im just a moderator over there announcing this place to help others
  10. We are still working on different languages but its hard getting people to help out who are spanish in particular. We currently only have one Spanish mod right now I believe but the forum isnt ready yet.
  11. Hi Tony, Yes I am the Brandon from a2 forums Not that much really, it is just hearing what people have to say about a certain infection they had and reporting it. The hijack this people will just post the infection into a new topic for that country etc.. HERE says that no hijack this logs can be posted. Hope I answered your question
  12. Hi blim, Be sure to post in the forum about your experiences with malware
  13. For years now . . . . . . Users of the Internet are being plagued by websites and programs which try to hijack their computer, trick them into making high (dialing-)expenses, very aggressively steal passwords and banking information, and influence their surfing habits. Such actions are an attempt to trick people into purchasing programs which do not work properly or not at all, can harm the affected computer, or just attempt to damage or destroy the operating system, security-programs and/or other programs. Of course, we are talking about Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Hijackers, Dialers, Adw
  14. Experts at SophosLabsâ„¢, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have issued protection against a second worm for Mac OS X. The OSX/Inqtana-A worm spreads between Apple Macintosh computers via a Bluetooth vulnerability. The new worm has appeared within days of the discovery of the first ever real virus for Mac OS X. The Inqtana worm exploits a vulnerability (known as CAN-2005-1333) to spread itself to other vulnerable Mac OS X computers. However, Apple released a patch against the vulnerability in mid 2005, meaning the worm is highly unlikely to spread successfull
  15. OSX/Leap-A worm spreads via iChat instant messaging software Experts at SophosLabsâ„¢, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have announced the discovery of the first virus for the Apple Mac OS X platform. The virus, named OSX/Leap-A (also known as OSX/Oompa-A) spreads via instant messaging systems. The OSX/Leap-A worm spreads via the iChat instant messaging system, forwarding itself as a file called latestpics.tgz to contacts on the infected users' buddy list. When the latestpics.tgz archive file is opened on a computer it disguises its contents with a JPEG grap
  16. Hi Corrine yeah there was a server problem I heard, then besttechie got back online I think near November? May I ask what is exactly RIT
  17. Corrine welcome to BestTechie If you dont know Corrine, she is an Microsoft MVP and an ASAP member. She is also a very nice person to others and is well repected by many people across the web Im glad you decided to join up at BestTechie Welcome.
  18. June 30, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date. Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service. Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they a
  19. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera ( never tried opera before so cant say)