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(BBSpot)   Microsoft's antispyware tool removes Internet Explorer   (bbspot.com ) divider line
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26196 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jan 2005 at 10:50 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-01-19 08:24:52 AM  
Now that's funny.
 
2005-01-19 08:26:43 AM  
and it would be the best solution.

Next step, get rid of AOL
 
2005-01-19 08:33:16 AM  
BBspot again. Oh boy, here we go...
 
2005-01-19 08:37:19 AM  
This is one satire article that could actually have some truth to it.
 
2005-01-19 08:48:19 AM  
It rang true, if not funny.
 
2005-01-19 09:22:11 AM  
mahakala: This is one satire article that could actually have some truth to it.


Whether it's true or not, the program sucks. My boss asked me to use this Microsoft spyware stuff. It found 2 registry entries from spyware. Removed it. User logged back in and the moment she opened Internet exploder, pop ups, homepage changed. Ran spybot for S&G's, found 57 entries, cleaned em up. User yada yada yada....IE works again.
 
2005-01-19 09:27:45 AM  
I only use BB for the links but sweet god that was funny.
 
2005-01-19 09:43:35 AM  
We can only hope...
 
2005-01-19 10:00:00 AM  
Heh heh heh...
 
2005-01-19 10:08:20 AM  
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2005-01-19 10:17:03 AM  
I wish
 
2005-01-19 10:43:46 AM  
always run independant (non MS) spy sweepers AFTER you run windows update or MS antispy.

/gotta cleanup after the cleanup, of course
 
2005-01-19 10:54:46 AM  
Well yeah, you want to attack the root of the problem whenever possible...
 
2005-01-19 10:54:57 AM  
Classic
 
2005-01-19 10:56:09 AM  
it's so funny cause it's true
 
2005-01-19 10:56:39 AM  
I submitted an article similar to this yesterday, non-satire. When you download this software it sends a file to your system that checks to see if your copy of windows is legit, and if it isn't, sends you to a page where you can buy windows, before proceeding with the anti-spy download.
 
2005-01-19 10:57:15 AM  
Is this true or not? I'm unfamiliar with this site, so I don't know if it's satire or not, although the "tough shiat" comment seems to lend itself to being the former.
 
2005-01-19 10:57:16 AM  

That is pretty good satire.


Now, can we get to the point, that computers were never meant to be treated as an 'appliance', and aside from the problems Windows has, a majority of users should be required to take a basic Computing class before they even use a computer.


Sorry, just found out someone pissed in my coffee this morning. What's worse, it was me that did it.

 
2005-01-19 10:57:28 AM  
that.... was.... FUNNY!
 
2005-01-19 10:59:01 AM  
oh i wish.. i hate exploror
 
2005-01-19 10:59:11 AM  
"I tried to check the weather this morning and all my little blue "e" icons were missing. I couldn't get to the Internet at all. I guess I'll have to get a new computer," said Windows XP user Graham Newton.

I'm pretty sure this guy works in my department.
 
2005-01-19 11:00:05 AM  
i just finished a scan with the product. it does better than adaware. time to fire up spybot s&d.

would be great if MS had a tool that uninstalled the O/S and installed FreeBSD instead.

/does not compute
 
2005-01-19 11:01:42 AM  
timtoews2000:

When you download this software it sends a file to your system that checks to see if your copy of windows is legit,

I saw the story on slash a week or so ago. it was a direct link so I had to answer NO questions to get it.

heh. the only way to fly.
 
2005-01-19 11:07:18 AM  
"I tried to check the weather this morning and all my little blue "e" icons were missing. I couldn't get to the Internet at all. I guess I'll have to get a new computer," said Windows XP user Graham Newton.
 
2005-01-19 11:07:54 AM  
"Tough shiat," said Weatherbee.

Awesome response.
 
2005-01-19 11:08:03 AM  
OUCH OUCH MY SIDE!!!111!!onehundredeleven111
 
2005-01-19 11:08:43 AM  
MS announced, such as it is, that this Spytool may be the first of a family of tools they charge for, at least for the maintenance updates. With SP's to follow. So if you look at it, MS actually now has a real incentive to ignore problems and continue to pump out crap. They can sell you the 'fix'.

BTW the MS/Giant tool is extremely difficult to uninstall, almost as hard as XP/SP1-RC1.
 
2005-01-19 11:09:21 AM  
ATTENTION ANYONE GETTING READY TO BUY A COMPUTER FOR YOUR HOME:

Get a mommafarking Macintosh and save yourself countless hours of misery. Unless you need to run a friggin' Exchange server or some other 1000-user network YOU DON'T NEED TO GIVE BILL GATES ANY OF YOUR MONEY.

PLEASE LET'S STOP THE MADNESS.

/// with apologies for shouting
//
/ in love with his 12-inch PB G4
 
2005-01-19 11:09:32 AM  
I used this antispyware product when it was owned by Giant. I was extremely happy with it then as it caught a lot of things that AdAware and Spybot missed. It was also much more user friendly for the less tech savy. I haven't had a chance to download the MS version, and although it looks identical I have a feeling they added their own 'special' touch.
 
2005-01-19 11:09:41 AM  
skinink

Exactly!
 
2005-01-19 11:12:25 AM  
One word for adware problems: hijackthis.exe
 
2005-01-19 11:12:28 AM  
I used to have to run Spybot at least 3 times a week (along with AGV anti-virus and HiJack This) to keep my machine clean. (I'm a little anal about things running on my lappy without my permission...)

Since I switched to Firefox 2 months ago, I have not had a single virus or spyware entry.

Even if you're not savvy, get Firefox. You'll be glad you did.
 
2005-01-19 11:15:20 AM  
skinink


...computers were never meant to be treated as an 'appliance', and aside from the problems Windows has, a majority of users should be required to take a basic Computing class before they even use a computer.


Amen, brother. I don't work in IT, but I'm the office Computer guru when the IT people are busy. People come to me with the strange problems that only happen when you fiddle around where you shouldn't, or don't know what you're doing. If I wasn't so busy doing my actual work(and posting of FARK) I would write up a lesson plan for "advanced computing" to propose to my manager...

/They don't call me ComputerKing fer nothin'.
//Of course, they call me Inspector Gadget, too...
///Admitted Tech freak.
 
2005-01-19 11:16:47 AM  
If Mozilla Firefox were a girl, you'd hit it. Miss IE has STDs.
 
2005-01-19 11:20:22 AM  
Clavis-

Miss IE has STDs.

Yeah, that's cause ActiveX makes her take it in the pooper all the time.
 
2005-01-19 11:20:56 AM  
I sent this article to my boss and he got a kick out of it.. but we don't believe the removal of I.E is true due to the fact that BBspot is known its lack of seriousness. Plus, it says in the article "tough shiat" ... I mean if this is true i'd like to see a reliable website stating it.. but im with you guys.. i hate microsoft as much as the next computer technician... just wondering

Dave in Va
LOL
 
2005-01-19 11:22:15 AM  
"other 1000-user network YOU DON'T NEED TO GIVE BILL GATES ANY OF YOUR MONEY."

Yes, I'd feel so much better giving it to Steve Jobs...
 
2005-01-19 11:24:10 AM  
yeah i think i'll just steal it from the rich guy...
 
2005-01-19 11:24:10 AM  
...and it didn't even remove all the program.
 
2005-01-19 11:24:35 AM  
Wow! The first BBSpot article that made me laugh.

WTG BBSpot!
 
2005-01-19 11:25:09 AM  
Symantec Antivirus Research reported that virus sightings were down by 95% this morning.

Now I don't care who you are that's funny

/getterdone
 
2005-01-19 11:25:24 AM  
themessenjah

dude its satire... not true... false.... where's one of those theregister flashing joke alert buttons?
 
2005-01-19 11:27:24 AM  
BEST BBSPOT article ever!!!!
 
2005-01-19 11:27:27 AM  
BBspot is usually pretty lame, but they really nailed it this time. Sorta like I'd like to nail Natalie Portman.
 
2005-01-19 11:27:53 AM  
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNERDS!
 
2005-01-19 11:28:55 AM  
If antivirus and antispyware programs really did their job right, they would remove Microsoft Windows from the computer altogether.

Now class, let's review:

No Competition = Laziness = Swiss Cheese OS Systems
 
2005-01-19 11:31:02 AM  
bdbthinker: Wow! The first BBSpot article that made me laugh.

WTG BBSpot!


They must have hired all the Onion writers.
 
2005-01-19 11:31:53 AM  
I'd get a mac but... this guy give a better arguement on why not to buy one.


/doesn't open in new window
/right-click save as
/noob at html
 
2005-01-19 11:32:22 AM  
I should have said...

because they hired THE funny Onion writer.
 
2005-01-19 11:32:23 AM  
yeah hijackthis is probably the best for spyware removal, but also the most lethal.

and if everyone gave their money to steve jobs, wouldn't that sorta turn macs into the pcs of the future? i'm pretty sure if everyone used macs than these problems would switch over to macs. ahhhh, i love cs source.
 
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