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quiksilver
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From: new jersey, usa
Registered: Nov 2001

posted April 03, 2004 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quiksilver     Edit/Delete Message
HI RANDALL-
NOT SURE IF I SHOULD BE ADDRESSING THIS TO YOU OR MAYBE ANOTHER MODERATOR BUT I RECENTLY CLICKED ON MY PROFILE TO UPDATE IT AND I SAW NEXT TO "HOMEPAGE" THAT THERE WAS AN X-RATED LINK! FIRST OF ALL, I DON'T EVEN HAVE A HOME PAGE, NEVER MIND AN X-RATED ONE, BUT SECONDLY, WHO ON EARTH (AND HOW ON EARTH) WOULD ADD SUCH A THING TO MY PROFILE?? DO I HAVE SOME UNKNOWN ENEMY OR IS THIS JUST A FLUKE HACKING? THEN AGAIN, WHO'D WASTE THEIR TIME HACKING INTO LINDA-LAND FOR SUCH A TRIVIAL PURSUIT?

HOW DO YOU THINK THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED? I HAVE SINCE MODIFIED MY PROFILE BUT WHO'S TO SAY THAT TOMORROW I WON'T FIND SOME OTHER OBSCENE LINK? PLEASE HELP! (IF POSSIBLE). THANKS!!!

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mortega
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posted April 03, 2004 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mortega     Edit/Delete Message
Sounds to me like you've got spyware on your computer. It automatically fills in the blanks for you. Spyware and adware is becoming a real nuisance for me, too. I've bought 2 programs to help get rid of it, but I'm still having problems. Something similar has happened to me at other sites.

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Randall
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From: Columbus, GA USA
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posted April 03, 2004 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Download Ad-aware. It's free. You'll be surprised at how much Spyware you pick up by just being online. Ad-aware will take care of it.

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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Harpyr
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From: land of the midnight sun
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posted April 03, 2004 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harpyr     Edit/Delete Message
Adaware is a great program. Here's a link to download it. http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10214379.html?tag=lst-0-7

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Randall
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From: Columbus, GA USA
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posted April 03, 2004 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Most Spyware is of the Data Miner variety, but it sounds like you have a Registry File contaminated. Ad-aware will find it and squash it. I like it because it's super fast with the scan (unlike most other Spyware programs).

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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proxieme
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posted April 03, 2004 06:54 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I scan once every other day w/ Ad-Aware, and I pick-up an amazing amount of junk.

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QueenofSheeba
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From: California
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posted April 03, 2004 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QueenofSheeba     Edit/Delete Message
I should start cleaning out my computer's junk. Sometimes my browser will suddenly take me to MSN.com or some software site. It so totally isn't me.

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Hello everybody! I used to be QueenofSheeba and then I was Apollo and now I am QueenofSheeba again (and I'm a guy in case you didn't know)!

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juniperb
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posted April 04, 2004 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
Better get on the stick QOS, it`s a pain to keep up with the garbage one gets for 'FREE' from our lovely internet solicitors

juniperb

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quiksilver
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From: new jersey, usa
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posted April 05, 2004 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for quiksilver     Edit/Delete Message
Hey Randall (and everyone who responded):

Thanks a mil! I was starting to get a little paranoid for a second there!! I appreciate the advice. Come to think of it, I think I do have spyware. One has to be constantly on the lookout these days....

Thanks again

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