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livinlyme
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Anyone who needs help... you can post here or email me


here are some more questions that may help to resolve and isolate a problem when trying to find someone to help you:

When did the problem occur?
Has it happened before?
What were you doing when it happened?
Have you installed any software or hardware before the problem began?
Are you up to date with all your virus and spyware protection?
IS your fire wall up?
What is the nature of your problem?
What system are you using?
What (I.E. windows 95, 98, ME, XP .. ETC..)
What brand computer is it MAC, PC; Generic or Compaq, DEll?


Microsoft updates need to be done regularly for software fixes..

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx


Always when working on computers the current version of what ever you are having a problem with and details of the problem are essential to resolving a problem.


Have you run a spyware removal utility?

These two spyware scanners are free and if you run them every week they will keep your problems to a minimum:

Adaware SE by lavasoft
download here:

Click here for Adaware SE download
when a window pops up click on save
then save to desktop and double ckick on the icon to run once it is downloaded.

Spybot search and destroy:
download here:

Click here for Spybot download

Is your virus scanner up to date?
A free virus scanner:
Avast for english home users:

http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exe

IS your Microsoft windows up to date?
run an update on microsoft here:
Click here for Microsoft Update Page

Many times problems are a result of not updating a software program since new viruses and spyware are constantly being created to impede the function of software programs. Updates are essential to maintaining and keeping a computer functioning properly.

list of short cuts on win98
http://vyaskn.tripod.com/winshort.htm

as before if you need help email me:

Email Linda

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linda,

thanks on behalf of those of us challenged lymies with all the great questions you provided so we can furnish you/others this info so you can help us to the best of your knowledge!

thanks for sharing freely your expertise as we all do on here in one way or another! [bonk]
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OK here's a really geeky question...I leave my Mac(OS 10.3.9) asleep for prolonged periods of time.

It's what's called 'deep sleep' the hard drive is off and the screen is asleep.

I think nobody can access it thru my router then...others say they could get recent stuff off the RAM even with the hard drive not rotating.

Who is right?

Charlie

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just don
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Thanks for offer of help.

I downloaded AVAST from here as advised, it seems to work okay. It updates and talks to be 3-4 times a dat"Avast is now undated"(wonderful way to wake up from deep sleep,somebody talkin to ya in a lonely one person house!!


I have the windows xp and use thunderbird mozilla for e-mail. Recently it takes forever and a day to send a simple three paragragh,one screen e-mil,,,seems like it never gets gone. DO I need more virus spyware protection for my e-mail??? I get this message from time to time says e-mail protection not fully functioning.

I used the something version of free firewall till I couldnt download new version, kept knocking me off, think I posted more specifics elsewhere on THIS board!!I cant remeber what it was,,,must be too late,brain has gone to bed!!

Thanks for any addiitonal help!!-just don--

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