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suzi
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: I'll start Reply with quote

Suzi here, website owner and forum administrator. Just a little background - I started the website almost 2 years ago as a hobby, which is still is, primarily for a place to post pictures for family scattered around the country.

A few months later I got hit with Lop.com - the notorious and evil hijacker, and shortly after that, I got the comet curse. I got really mad about it and did some pages about comet cursor and including my emails with the company CEO. He insisted of course that comet cursor was not spyware. The more he insisted, the madder I got and so I started learning about computer security & spyware; and here I am today with a blog about spyware and now a forum. Mr. Green

The spyware warrior blog started because my other blog was being taken over by posts about spyware. After I started the spyware blog, the hits to my website doubled in two months and I realized how many people are seeking help because of spyware. Then people started posting HijackThis logs in the blog comments. So it seemed natural to start the forum. Very Happy

By profession, I am a nurse, (RN) and am blessed with a great job where I work from a home office when I'm not out in the field. I'm really an amateur, geek wannabe, when it comes to webmastering. It's been mostly trial and error and self learning with some expert coaching along the way. I'm still learning of course. If any of you have expertise with running websites and especially forums, don't be shy abput sharing ideas and suggestions. The forum will be one month old tomorrow so is in its infancy still.

Well, that's way too much about me, so now let's hear from you Wink This is optional of course - everyone is welcome whether lurker or eager participant.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
you will have to excuse my rather eclectic use of color and fonts after posting on a black on yellow forum for two years its just so over whelming to use all of these.
suzi i,m quite willing to help you. if you ever need help with posting dead links. posting and not putting a link. need help in bad spelling poor grammatical forum. i,m yer guy!!!
tecno clutz extraordinar! if i,m being to obtrusive or over barring or just not up to par let me know!lol
i,m here to help be it a blessing or a curse!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, you are always welcome here! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:57 am    Post subject: Hello! Reply with quote

I go by the name of Nomore Spyware online to protect myself from the relatiation factor from evil persons due to my exposure of them on my site http://tired-of-spam.home.comcast.net

I have a busy work schedule and social life but try to squeeze as much spare time as I have into fighting extortionists and otherwise internet scum in the hopes that I can help make a difference.

A few months ago I was hijacked by the notorious SpyWiper on my first computer, then a week later I suffered another hijack from InternetAntispy on my second machine. Hence, Nomore Spyware was born and *she* has since been part of the war waged against them and others like them.

I got a crash course in internet security because of my experiences, and I was no novice before. This got me to thinking about all the true novices and first-time computer users out there who were even more naive and vulnerable than I was, which prompted me to start my website in an effort to warn and educate the public of these menaces.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New here to the forum myself. Recently began to read more about spyware, tho have always been aware of it. Became more aware once I got cable acess. Its great that all of you have the time and energy to put in to help all the people infected. Fortunatly, I have not been infected with anything I couldn't remove with Spybot or Adaware or SpySweeper.
I have minmal pc experience, tho I can poke around the registry and not hurt myself. I'm currently unemployed, and helping my wife thru a recovery from a nasty wreck 2 years ago. Love visiting the forums, of which I peruse about 6-8 of, and offering any advice I know will help. NOT in anyway experienced enough to tackle a HJT log, LOL. But will offer my opinions about anything I can.
Always keeping an eye out for my freinds regarding internet security, I send out emails to everyone I know when a large threat is discovered. Am currently setting up a website on MSN to help with some of that, so some of them can just hit the site for info.
Well, thats my story and I'm stickin to it!! Very Happy
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linc
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a nobody who has stumbled from a Amsrad machine uk model
to an atari to a pc. self learned.

Knew nothing about spyware etc until i got a pc and the net.

had a couple of mishaps then got protected from the scumbags. now very rarely see a pop up or pop under, haven't had a virus or trojan since I GOT PROTECTION.

have running the following
Javacools proggies
Spyware Blaster
Spyware Guard.
Browser Hijack Blaster.
IdBlaster
plus these
Bazooka Scanner
Script Sentry
cookie wall by analogx
AntiVir
Omniquad Firewall
Spyware S&D
Adaware.


hope these are not famous last words.

By the way Suzi are you the same Suzi who liked my Banana Loaf over at MPC??

I'll give any help I can though it's not much.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi linc and welcome to Spyware Warrior! Very Happy Glad to have you here. That must be another suzi - but I'm sure I would like your Banana Loaf also! Sounds good... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

er er maybe not.

Banana Loaf

2 laughing eyes
2 bowing arms
2 well-shaped legs
2 firm milk containers
1 fur-lined mixing bowl
1 banana
Look into laughing eyes, spread well-shaped legs and slowly squeeze and massage milk containers gently until mixing bowl is well greased. Check frequently with middle finger.
Add banana and gently work in and out until creamed. Cover with
nuts and garnish with a sigh of relief.
Bread is done when banana is soft. Be sure to wash mixing utensils and do not lick the bowl.
WARNING: If bread rises, LEAVE TOWN !!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well - in that case.... Shocked Let's not go there, please.
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java
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Location: Ontario,Canada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:55 am    Post subject: Hi ALL new to forum! Reply with quote

I would first like to thank our host she has done an excellent job! Now a little about me I have an eng. in computers. I like any forum which put thier own time and effort into helping others. There is alot of bad stuff on the internet which can destroy your life. I have lots of expeariance in programming but always learning and like everyone else don't know it all but like to learn. I will help if I can I usally spend 5-6 hours a day on the net getting new information. And don't mind trying new programs to see if they are what they claim to do. This gets me in to some deep trouble some times but I think its worth it to help others. (warning to others that may try this: DON"T use your main system use an system you don't care if you need to reload). Well enough for now. Thanks again for the excellent forum. Very Happy
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wawadave
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aye java
wellcome here. glad you liked it here so far. Smile

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Tank863
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow

wawa.. that is a scary avatar.

IS that what you look like without having your wawa coffee?

I am assuming that you are on the east coast and know what a WAWA really is... correct?

Because when I travel and ask for a WAWA.. people think I am talking funny or asking for water.. and they never heard of WAWA.

BTW.. I like WAWA coffee better than Dunkin Donuts
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
tank from the usa. if you were canuck you would think of wawa ontario. a town i once lived in. not the east cost usa store chain i have never seen or been to one. as for scary avatars yours beets mine hands down.lol
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That straightens that one out.. LOL...

hey Calvin actually looked like me when I was many years younger.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tank so now your older do you scare calvin now lol! Very Happy
i did see a wawa store on the news once some robery murder or some other violent event.
take care.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of the Wawa store too, BTW. I figured it was something else.

I've only been to Vancouver since it is just up the road from Seattle. Didn't get a chance to go skiing at Whistler though Sad I think it is the same with Vancouver as Seattle. It's off in it's own world from the rest of Canada. Though they speak funny like the rest of the Canucks do

It's aboot time I see if the moose is loose in the hoose
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tank, I don't know if you are into NASCAR, but you should use one of those Calvin's as your avatar Twisted Evil
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