[rescue] teimothy b has sent you a private message

William Kirkland bill.kirkland at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 11:23:17 CDT 2007

... because you did not ask a question, I will assume you want an  
opinion how one might recover ... otherwise why post?

first, I assume you have not stored personal information in the nvram  
or other non-traditional storage locations which may be popular with  

so, remove the hard disk, reset your nvram, and re-flash your bios.

install a different disk, for a new instance of your favorite OS.  
(personally, I would use some variant of UN*X, but that is not a  

add your original disk as a second drive. ( it is preferred that it  
be mounted with read permissions only, and in such a way as to  
prevent execution of code from it ... the "noexec" option on many of  
the UN*X mount is good )

Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 16:52:58 -0500 (CDT)
From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>

> 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  
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...

bill.kirkland at gmail.com

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