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Old 08-11-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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If you wanna know why PC's crash read this post - [mod cut - not potentially relevant, up to date, or helpful]

Last edited by ShadowCaver; 08-11-2008 at 06:41 PM.. Reason: not helpful enough to warrant going there... thanks tho'! :)
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Maybe we'd better let someone with a Mac try out the link and let us know what it says.

'Cause the poster only has this one post...and getting people to click on a web page with a brand new exploit (one that hasn't been "fixed" by AVG, Symantec, etc) is a great way to infect a lot of PCs at once.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Doesn't matter. Source code of the page showed clean. Minimally useful though, it came up with a dated list that must have come out before XP. The first item on the list was IRQ conflicts. Not all that common in the past ten years.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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I didn't see the original link but lets start our own list. I'll start.

1) Stupid users downloading crapware
2) Preinstalled Norton
3) HP's consumer PCs
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Anything Norton, not just preinstalled
Mcafee
Sony PC's
HP consumer grade printer drivers & bloated accompanying software
Stupid users opening infected email attachments then denying it
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Those HP drivers are the worst! 300MB download for a "basic installation" of some $80 all in one piece of crap. Then there's bottom of the line lasers with drivers that keep crashing the spooler randomly. Someone needs to put a JDAM through the building where they write that crap.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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New MS OS software...Vista (aka Mojave)?
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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New MS OS software...Vista (aka Mojave)?
Works great for me and I've been running it since it went gold.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:24 AM
 
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1) owning a packard bell pc
2) furiously downloading porn
3) not knowing the proper way to install hardware
4)mice in the house
5)taking a bath with it
6)never turning off ur pc
7)Use of violence whenever a program crashes
8)playing counter strike
9)trying to get your pc fixed by pc world
10)AOL
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Lenovo pre-installed software.

Downloaded screen savers (who needs 'em?)

Clicking on popup ads.
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