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Apple Makes Its Case for the Connected Home in 2004
“Have you ever felt like your Windows PC has a big target painted on it? Well, bad news: It does. Windows is indeed the target of choice for attackers who unleash a never-ending slew of email, Web, and Instant Messaging (IM) electronic attacks on Windows PCs simply because so many of them exist. If you’re tired of constantly updating your computer with security patches, afraid of launching email attachments, or fearful that simply opening Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) will expose your system to untold spyware maladies (which isn’t far from the truth), I have a solution for you–the Mac.”

An Orange Day

Even with CIAC from almost coming out with it, I was more surprised by Fortune – Peter Lewis – Dorm-Room Computers 101 “Windows vs. Mac? These days I’d definitely vote for the Mac OS, which is less susceptible to crashes and viruses. Windows is more popular, but seems perpetually to be on orange alert. You don’t want to hear, “A virus ate my term paper.” What with the American Airlines system glitch that disabled – travel – due to an “OS” problem and the variagation of our outlook it couldn’t get much more timely.

Here’s hoping that Mr. Kerry didn’t have to do mouth to mouth on this big boy when soggy like his daughter said the other day. Much of the stuff from the DNC is up for free on iTunes store as I’m sure you know.

System32.exe Error – Trojan Virus!!!

Actually had this problem for a while. My computer detected a trojan virus a while back, and deleted the files concerned. But somehow, whenever I start up, there’s this window that says, “C:WindowsSystem32System32.exe” or something like that. Anyway, after consulting a few forums, I did this.

Try this: Start > Run > (type) regedit > OK
Hkey_local_Machine/software/microsoft/windows nt/current version/winlogon
1. In the right box go to shell – if it reads “Explorer exe windowssystem32system32.exe” ,then
2. Right click on shell
3. Open modify and delete C:windowssystem32system32.exe (the only thing left should be Explorer Exe.)
4. Exit regedit and Reboot.

Except that “Explorer Exe” should be “Explorer.exe”, which I thought was the case, but didn’t dare to mess about with the Registry editor. Anyhow, the next I rebooted, my desktop and taskbar (well, I’d say the shell) was gone. Fortunately, the Windows Explorer popped up, and I could still run a search to launch the Regedit again, and rectified the error.

All systems operational again. Whew.