[rescue] timothy b has sent you a private message
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Jun 3 16:52:58 CDT 2007
>From: Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net>
>Date: 2007/06/03 Sun PM 02:23:49 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] timothy b has sent you a private message
>> The sheeple apparently didn't read the text in the pop-up, or didn't
>> understand it if they did...
>There have been a few times where I was using a heavily loaded PC to try
>to bring up a web page, and went to click, and by the time it happened, a
>pop up had intercepted the click.
I have a PC that I want to "rescue" (I use that term very carefully around
here), it has a hyperthreading 2.4 GHz P4, gig of RAM, DVD burner, 2x 80 Gig
HDs, a nice ATI X300 video card and a *butt load* of bad goo from the
Internet. I just haven't gotten around to powering it up off-line, saving my
text & other personal files off to DVD and flatten the sucker. Everytime I
tried to use it, the machine would just vomit up numerous "anti-virus" ads
and other "special" offers... Oh, and the browser was hijacked so it was
almost completely useless...
I guess an argument could be made that I don't need the files (they have been
off-line for over 9 months now), but until I know what's on there, I can't
say I don't need them for sure...
My original point was that even when told exactly what the pop-up would do,
people still clicked on it (Yes, I'd like a virus on my PC, thanks you very
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