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#1 NorthEastKayaker


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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:23 PM

I would love to start the new year without my computer constantly switching me from news photos at CNN.com to topless hussies at various porn sites. I know that I am not supposed to explain my problems here in the Intro Section but I find it so hard to trust anyone so I am trying to figure out how to be sure that "bleepingcomputer.com" is not just another site that is going to pull my computer deeper into the abysse. Recently when Ebay asked me to verify my billing info, the result was that 3 Lincoln Towncars were purchased by my ebay UserId; while it didn't cost me any money, I did have to cancel my ebay membership. So I am trying to not repeat my stupidity.

I download SpyBot and it got rid on the naked women but I still have a "Common File" that pops up on reboot. It has a file in it called "Helper.sig" and I have a feeling that regardless of the nomenclature, that it is not there to really help me.

As for the introduction, I live in Maine and I enjoy kayaking off the coast of Portland (a place called Peake's Island). This past summer a large whale knocked my kayak over and I was rescued by a Lobster Boat. In September I tried my hand at investing and bought some land in Bridgton Maine (near Moosepond) at (what i thought was) the bottom of the real estate market but now I am being foreclosed on because prices kept falling. Is that enough introduction?

I would be very grateful if someone could help my computer. If this site is actually just one big virus then you might as well just suck me into the hard drive and put me out of my misery.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 31 December 2008 - 05:04 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, NorthEastKayaker.

I promise, we will not try to suck you into, SpyHell.
In fact, we try to do the opposite.
These links might help to alleviate some of your fears:

Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:29 PM

You are well advised to be careful of sites, but consider that BC has over 200,000 Members, over a million posts, and over 1000 guests at just about anytime during the day. If BC were a malicious site, a quick search of Google would have certainly raised many danger flags.
Welcome to this friendly (and safe) user community!
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

Beware of The Chat Room and The Speakeasy. Some opinions there could curdle your mind. (These are social topics, for the most part.)

Welcome! And have a better new year.

#5 NorthEastKayaker

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:08 AM

Wow, what a great feeling to have finally found a legitimate web site where viruses and spyware are the common enemy. After all the fake sites that I have been to, this is like finally making the jump from The Joker to Batman himself. Thank you for the welcome and assurance. I will now get to work searching this site for my particular problem.

Happy New Year!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:43 AM

Welcome to the fold, NorthEastKayaker. :thumbsup:

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