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Hotmail Is Dangerous?

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#1 honu1


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:06 PM

Just got my CPU back from Staples. It kept shutting off. I was told I had viruses,spyware+ a root kit.
Some time last night or during the day today while I was at work, the CPU went off again. I called Staples a short time ago. They want me to brng it back in for further testing. I mentioned that the tech had disabled Hotmail from my Windows start up. I was told that the free email accounts, especially Hotmail carry malware + this may be causing my CPU to shut off.

Strange they left my 2 free gMail accounts alone, but chose to disable Hotmail. Do these free email accounts really carry malware?

I really need some good input here before I invest any more money in my system.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

Hotmail is as legit as Gmail. Opening attachments in ANY email program is what invites trouble. Removing it from Startup is just freeing up some resources. You really don't need it as soon as you turn the computer on. Random shutting off with no error messages is more likely a heat issue but I would assume their tech looked for that
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