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Threat to Computer Security

Post by mcovotery on 3rd October 2008, 10:06 pm

Yesterday i opened my control panel

Before i saw a list of all the icons a flashlight appeared

It stayed on for about 10 seconds

Does this mean i have viruses/spyware etc

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Re: Threat to Computer Security

Post by Belahzur on 3rd October 2008, 10:20 pm

No, I sometimes get that opening certain folders.


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Re: Threat to Computer Security

Post by mcovotery on 3rd October 2008, 11:26 pm

Ok Thnx

On last Shut Down i got the error message

DDE Server not responding

and had to manually END NOW

What is this

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Re: Threat to Computer Security

Post by Belahzur on 3rd October 2008, 11:34 pm

See here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;892850

Do a Windows Update and we'll see what happens.


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Re: Threat to Computer Security

Post by mcovotery on 6th October 2008, 5:35 am

Yes i Have never gotten that error again

However recently my Avast Home Edition did the weirdest thing

I was not connected to the internet (Modem was unplugged from the power)

However Avast told me that an update was available on the internet (even though i was not connected)

Also i had not connected to the internet at before unplugging the modem

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Re: Threat to Computer Security

Post by Yuki on 13th October 2008, 7:48 pm

that may mean that it has downloaded it, but has not applied it yet. Or, if you're running wireless, it my have leached off of neighbor.

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