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  • Vanity: Advice needed - do I want to purchase premium versions of Malwarebytes or Avast?

    10/28/2018 10:13:44 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 41 replies
    Avast/Malwarebytes ^ | 10/28/2018 | self
    I have the free versions now. It would just be for my laptop. If not Malwarebytes and/or Avast, what is your suggestion. Budget is a consideration. Many thanks in advance.
  • About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait (tr, Avast A/V)

    05/23/2018 3:07:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 89 replies
    The Register ^ | May 22, 2018 | Richard Speed
    [Dayglored note: This problem report involves AVAST! antivirus breaking the April Update. AVAST personnel deny the claim...] Apps fingered in vanishing desktop snafu Updated The troubled Windows 10 April 2018 update is facing another issue, with some users losing access to their desktop after installing the new code.The problem, which first appeared in a posting on a Microsoft support forum on 14 May, has gained a bit of traction over the last two days with users taking to social media as they go through the three stages of installing this update: frustration, fury and despair.The affected users report that after...
  • Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast's Piriform says

    09/18/2017 5:25:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 18, 2017 | Joseph Menn
    Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. The malicious program was slipped into legitimate software called CCleaner, which is downloaded for personal computers and Android phones as often as five million times a week. It cleans up junk programs and advertising cookies to speed up devices. CCleaner is the main product made by London’s Piriform, which was bought in July by Prague-based Avast, one of the world’s largest computer security vendors. At...
  • Trojan Horse Pop-Up Notice! Need advice from FReeper geeks! (Vanity)

    02/16/2015 5:35:32 PM PST · by ru4liberty · 101 replies
    I don't currently have an antivirus program on my computer due to very tight finances. I've been holding my breath hoping that I wouldn't have an incident before I can afford to download or update an antivirus program. I used to have Kaspersky, and lately it has been popping up with an alert that I have a Trojan horse. The local computer geek people recommended Kaspersky when they worked on my computer a few years ago, so that's why I was using it. Since then, they have worked on my friend's computer and told her that she didn't really need...
  • Vanity - need FReeper computer advice

    04/01/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 34 replies
    I am seriously in need of some FReeper help in the computer department. For several years I have used the free Avast! virus protection program on my home computer. A few days ago I began receiving pop-up notices that my subscription was about to expire. I tried to download the newest free version, but I am on dial-up, and the download time is over eight hours. I lost my connection at six hours and gave up. Then I tried to contact Avast! However, in order to put in a "ticket" I have to be registered. I input my info and...
  • Drudge/Avast detects malware? ""

    03/21/2011 7:14:03 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 16 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3/21/2011 | Drudge advertisers
  • Avast False Positives

    12/02/2009 10:43:24 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    I have Avast free anti virus on a computer and have seen what appears to be some false positive trojan horse hits. Has any other Avast users seen this?
  • Coast Guard looking for Lake Erie pirates

    10/28/2009 2:39:50 PM PDT · by takbodan · 26 replies · 1,029+ views
    WTOL11 ^ | 10/28/09 | Nick Dutton
    EUCLID, OH (WTOL) - The Ohio Coast Guard is looking for two pirates on Lake Erie. A man was in his boat on the lake near Cleveland Monday when he says two people pulled up in boat along side him. They robbed him of all his cash, cell phone, keys --and took his fish. The Coast Guard is still searching for the pirates.
  • Avast Free Virus Showing False Hit on Super Anti-Spyware

    05/26/2008 5:03:20 PM PDT · by cva66snipe · 29 replies · 255+ views
    none ^ | May 26, 2008 | cva66snipe
    Is anyone else using Avast Free Virus Scan getting a Trojan alert on Super Anti Syyware.exe command? I'm getting it on the boot up scan and Avast has no way of marking it a false positive. Warning shows Win32: Trogan-Gen with no anme associated except the Spyware program.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day - [Wednesday, September 19, 2007]

    09/19/2007 8:02:43 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 29 replies · 589+ views ^ | 09/19/2007 | meh
    International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), of the United States, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello", but with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The date was selected because it was the birthday of Summers's ex-wife and consequently would be easy for him to remember. At first an inside joke between two friends, the holiday gained exposure when Baur...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Critical bug found in anti-virus software

    12/23/2005 9:05:03 AM PST · by george76 · 75 replies · 2,857+ views
    New Scientist news service ^ | 22 December 2005 | Will Knight
    A critical software bug has been discovered in several of the most widely used anti-virus programs. It could be exploited to take control of a computer or to steal information, according to an analysis produced by the independent security analyst who made the discovery. The glitch affects 39 different Symantec products - including both home and enterprise versions of its anti-virus software. It resides within the Symantec anti-virus library, which is used by all of the packages. The analyst, Alex Wheeler, discovered that a critical error occurs when the Symantec anti-virus library decompresses files from "RAR" format for analysis Symantec...
  • 600 barrels of loot found on Crusoe island

    09/25/2005 7:30:39 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 101 replies · 6,482+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday September 26, 2005 | Jonathan Franklin
    The archipelago is named after Robinson Crusoe, but perhaps it should have been called Treasure Island. A long quest for booty from the Spanish colonial era appears to be culminating in Chile with the announcement by a group of adventurers that they have found an estimated 600 barrels of gold coins and Incan jewels on the remote Pacific island. "The biggest treasure in history has been located," said Fernando Uribe-Etxeverria, a lawyer for Wagner, the Chilean company leading the search. Mr Uribe-Etxeverria estimated the value of the buried treasure at US$10bn (£5.6bn). The announcement set off ownership claims. The treasure...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Shiver Me Timbers! A New FReeP Home Page

    12/06/2004 3:42:44 PM PST · by Pirate21 · 73 replies · 6,552+ views
    Pirate21 ^ | 12/06/2004 | Pirate21
    Hey, Mr. Robinson, I like the new home page! Pleasing to the eye. Easier to navigate. Aye, matey, ya done good!
  • Possible Blackbeard Ship Cannon Found

    10/15/2004 9:22:23 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 38 replies · 1,188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Oct 8
    Underwater archaeologists have found another cannon from the wreckage of what they believe was the flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Historical records indicate Blackbeard had 40 guns on the French frigate he captured in 1717 and renamed Queen Anne's Revenge. Since 1996, when the wreckage of the ship was discovered in Beaufort Inlet, divers have found 22 at the site. "We're pretty positive that we have cannon number 23," said project archaeologist Chris Southerly. It is a large cannon that probably shot a 6-pound or 8-pound ball, Southerly said. Divers uncovered the cannon while excavating an area of the...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,602 replies · 239,374+ views
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...