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Old 11-25-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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help unkilling my computer.

well its been a while since i've fixed up my computer, and i was wondering if you guys had a bit of advice for me.

I have the spyware situation under control except for one thing that i can't seem to track down. its those stupid ass adds for like smilies for your computer. they pop up every now and then i'll take a screen to show you... in 16 bit colour! :annoyed: ya so thats what they look like, any one pick them out? i run hijack this, ad aware and spy bot... sooo

theres also this other really annoying thing, i've tracked down the file name, bcpc.exe. and then i was like, FOUND YOU! and deleted it but it comes beack which means there must be somthing re0installing it on my computer, and i don't know that that is... it does this annoying thing where it rapes windows midea player and closes everything down to play me trailers of the moives that are coming out soon. I hate it and want it to die.

also i forget how to defrag my computer, i have windows xp, its been 2 years and i think its about time.,..

so can anyone offer me any help? or just advice on helping my computer run smoother and faster.
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Old 11-25-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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You got Ad-Aware? nice program for removing spyware, you'll find it easy if you do a search on google. Also do you use Firefox normal IE?
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Old 11-25-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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i use IE. I've sceen fire fox around but it doesn't look that great, espicaly with IE being so heavily integrated into windows functions. it seems like it would be more work than worth
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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Nah, it's really just install and go, you don't really have to configure much. Oh and you should also search for spyware blaster, it prevents most spyware from getting on your computer. When I installed this, whenever I did a computer scan I would usually only have about 2 or 3 spyware objects detected. When I didn't have this it would usually be 30+.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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Click Run..., enter "MSCONFIG" and launch the System Config Utility, click on the Startup tab and uncheck any suspicious file you found in there, such as this bcpc.exe program.

Go to the Service tab, check to see if bcpc.exe is running as a service in your Windows. Disable it if found.

Restart your machine!
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #6
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Also, be sure to do a thorough virus scan. Most of the time, the cause of pop-ups and spyware is the myDOOM or BAGLE viruses
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:32 AM   #7
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man, Rubeus, I really owe you one, great advice, your one smart cookie
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:42 AM   #8
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1st download and install Ad-Aware SE Personal.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

2st download and install Spybot S&E.
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

3rd download and install Avast Antivirus (unless you can find something better)
http://www.avast.com/

4th download and install Sygate Personal Firewall (unless you can find something better)
http://www.sygate.com/

5th download and install mozilla Firefox (unless you prefer to use something else)
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

In thy name of thy father and thy bloody lambs, get rid of that fucking crap known as Internet Explorer (Any version). Internet Explorer will give you AIDS
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Old 11-26-2004, 02:45 AM   #9
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AVG > Avast.
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:48 AM   #10
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Click Run..., enter "MSCONFIG"
OMG I'VE BEEN TRYING TO REMEBER WHAT THAT WAS THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!
O yeah and fire fox kicks ass no pop ups or stupid install this crap. and real easy so dont knock it till u try it
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:44 AM   #11
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forsomebody named 1337haxxor you sure are having some PC troubles.

if you MUST run IE get the Google Toobar. It Blocks popups and unlike others it's Spyware free.

Also AVG Antivirus and Spybot are all you need.

If you have senstive info on you PC get the firewall of your choice.

And incase you do something STUPID like you did the other day get a Proxy program so nobody can track you.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:43 PM   #12
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download and install DiskKeeper a brillient defragmenter (shareware version)
http://www.executive.com/coverpage.

for those using windows 2000 (win2k) msconfig.exe command will not work so download and put this file into your WINNT folder or alternatively you can directly run if from any location (works for me cant say if it will for you).
http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

Uninstall any crap that you never use (games that probably you dont even touch in a month) try to have a maximum of 2 games installed. remember the less disk space your using the faster windows should run.

DO NOT VISIT PRON SITES!!!! EVER!!!! PRON MAKES YOUR BLIND!!!!!! AND GIVES YOU INTERNET AID JUST LIKE THE KICK ASS RUBBISH KNOWN AS INTERNET EXPLORER
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:36 PM   #13
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no man, i have to look at pictures of prons, they are by far the cutest shellfish.
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Old 11-27-2004, 01:25 PM   #14
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no man, i have to look at pictures of prons, they are by far the cutest shellfish.
Prawns are yummy

you're up in nova scotia must have some kick ass seafood maybe we can discuss politics over some Prawns
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:44 PM   #15
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i'm a vegan you shi7 face. politics that
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