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2012-11-13 02:47:51 PM  

fatkidinabeenie: No temp disabling it dosen't work, and in my experience cleaning it, you don't always need the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool (MCPR.EXE) to fully remove it, but I have heard from people that the McAfee Virtual Technician McAfee recommends you run on your PC to fix that issue has Blue Screened some computers.

What have we all learned from this? DON'T USE McAFEE.

We offer Trend Micro to our Customers as a free antivirus for having our internet service, and I like it, honestly.


Uninstalling McAfee did leave some services or whatever behind, so the removal tool would have been needed. I tried running the virtual technician but that was useless because it had to connect to the internet to work. I'm not sure I want to give it up though. There are some things I like about it.
 
2012-11-13 04:29:17 PM  

LesserEvil: [i.imgur.com image 400x349]

WTF is wrong with these people who use bath salts?

He's wanted just for questioning apparently. Of course, when he was first raided for having a drug lab, he denied it and claimed the government of Belize was trying to squeeze him for money. Now we know he's been playing heavily with bath salts... and honestly, the leap to murder isn't that hard to imagine.

I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user who said it was the one thing he'd consider killing to get (thankfully, he's stepped away from it, and it's also no longer for sale here in this state).

The psychosis induced by these synthetics is way worse then the psychosis "natural" psychotics experience. It's not treatable, for starters. McAfee is toast. Once he leaped off that cliff, he was done. Spending your millions to play mad scientist with bath salts?? That's so far off the deep end, I'd have a hard time believing he wasn't guilty of killing this guy.


NutznGum: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

I read a great article about bath salts, they used a sink as an analogy. Meth turns on the faucet for serotonin and floods your brain with it. Coke doesn't turn the faucet on but plugs the sink, blocking the reuptake. Bath salts, plugs the sink AND turns on the faucet.


So its awesome? Im not sure what you are saying here.
 
2012-11-13 04:41:13 PM  

spentshells: LesserEvil: [i.imgur.com image 400x349]

WTF is wrong with these people who use bath salts?

He's wanted just for questioning apparently. Of course, when he was first raided for having a drug lab, he denied it and claimed the government of Belize was trying to squeeze him for money. Now we know he's been playing heavily with bath salts... and honestly, the leap to murder isn't that hard to imagine.

I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user who said it was the one thing he'd consider killing to get (thankfully, he's stepped away from it, and it's also no longer for sale here in this state).

The psychosis induced by these synthetics is way worse then the psychosis "natural" psychotics experience. It's not treatable, for starters. McAfee is toast. Once he leaped off that cliff, he was done. Spending your millions to play mad scientist with bath salts?? That's so far off the deep end, I'd have a hard time believing he wasn't guilty of killing this guy.

NutznGum: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

I read a great article about bath salts, they used a sink as an analogy. Meth turns on the faucet for serotonin and floods your brain with it. Coke doesn't turn the faucet on but plugs the sink, blocking the reuptake. Bath salts, plugs the sink AND turns on the faucet.

So its awesome? Im not sure what you are saying here.


I realize this was directed at NutznGum, but... no. While "Spice" is by far the less dangerous of the drugs, it is still dangerous and has caused quite a few people a lot of misery, especially people who thought it was as safe as weed. Siezures, ongoing mental disturbance, paranoia, etc. So-called bath salts have been known to cause long-term psychosis. Patients treated with anti-psychotic drugs responded well, until they were taken off the anti-psychotics. Then the psychosis returned.

I'm generally in favor of legalization of drugs, but bath salts especially are so farkin' dangerous, the people who make and sell them should be locked up.
 
2012-11-15 11:48:21 AM  

AssAsInAssassin:

I'm not a chemist. I read an article once.


Drugs are bad, yo.

I'm not a chemist either, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
 
2012-11-15 11:52:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gulley: Here's a serious question, if anybody feels like being helpful: what's a good antivirus program to use for a PC with Windows 7? Do all the antivirus programs out there suck? Are there any good ones? I have McAfee, and it slows my computer way down. I'm not really a computer guy, and I have no idea about this stuff. I only use McAfee because it came with the computer.

There are a few out there that are good enough. But these days, if you don't open every goddamned thing people send you in email and don't surf websites that are shady, you're probably fine with Microsoft Security Essentials which is provided for free from Microsoft.


I used to have Norton and I got Vundo/Virtumonde anyway. Didn't think the website i was surfing was *that* shady; I'd gone there many times in the past. Managed to rescue some data, but then I had to reformat to get rid of it -- Norton sat there and did nothing (and yes it was up to date.) Now I have MSE, and NoScript for Firefox.
 
2012-11-15 03:15:22 PM  

PsyMar: AverageAmericanGuy: gulley: Here's a serious question, if anybody feels like being helpful: what's a good antivirus program to use for a PC with Windows 7? Do all the antivirus programs out there suck? Are there any good ones? I have McAfee, and it slows my computer way down. I'm not really a computer guy, and I have no idea about this stuff. I only use McAfee because it came with the computer.

There are a few out there that are good enough. But these days, if you don't open every goddamned thing people send you in email and don't surf websites that are shady, you're probably fine with Microsoft Security Essentials which is provided for free from Microsoft.

I used to have Norton and I got Vundo/Virtumonde anyway. Didn't think the website i was surfing was *that* shady; I'd gone there many times in the past. Managed to rescue some data, but then I had to reformat to get rid of it -- Norton sat there and did nothing (and yes it was up to date.) Now I have MSE, and NoScript for Firefox.


That's what I actually like about McAfee. The Secure Search and SiteAdvisor prevent that sort of thing. If I accidentally click a link to a bad site or mistype an address that would take me somewhere sketchy, I get this "Woah, are sure sure you want to go there?" page. I normally know not to click popup ads or open suspicious attachments, but I've clicked bad links by accident and been saved a few times. If you do a search, every link shows a green checkmark if it's okay, a yellow exclamation point if it's somewhat risky, a red x if it's really bad, or a question mark if it hasn't been tested. You can read a report on every site.
 
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