Nixon's Memoirs: The Dying Computer

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The Dying Computer

Well, I didn't think I'd actually get back on here today, as for quite sometime, my computer was stuck on the "Windows ME" screen. This is just one of many recent problems I've had with the computer. Another recent one is the proliferation of pop-ups, adware, spyware, and something claiming to get rid of it called "Virtual Bouncer" which has also forced its way onto my computer screen, and is more annoying than all the others combined.

So, I begged the wife for a new computer.

It will arrive at our home on September 9th. Nothing fancy, just a new 310T tower with updated memory, software, etc. We're keeping the monitor we already have.

And then my wife surprised the heck out of me.

She went on to order us a new laptop computer! The M520 (I think) Anyway, it has Wi-Fi, which is cool, because now I can take it with me to West End and surf while I hang out there.

It also arrives on the 9th, so I'm very happy!

Thanks again to all for your kind words and advice! Bloggers rule!


At 10:47 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

In the meantime, go to and get (and run) adaware 6, and then do a google search for spybot search & destroy and run that, and be sure you have Norton Antivirus. The three of those will keep your computer mostly (if not completely) spyware-, adware-, and malware-free.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Nixon Casablanca said...

Yeah, I already run Spybot and was running the old Ad-Aware. I've d/l the new one, but it was rather annoying that I had to click 841 "critical" items to have them removed, instead of one "check all" button.

I don't have Norton, I'm running something called E-Z Vault or something like that. In the past I have run Norton, AVG, F-Secure, and some others. Some would make me mad because they would find the suckers, but then just shrug their shoulders (figuratively) and say they were unable to remove or quarantine them. My new machines will come with Norton installed, so I plan on keeping up those subscriptions.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger Colleen said...

hehehehe After running AdAware for several months, I discovered that you can RIGHT click on one of the boxes and 'check all'... :)


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