[clug-talk] [OT] Is this normal for windows?

Nick W nickw77 at shaw.ca
Fri Mar 11 08:17:03 PST 2005


On February 16, 2005 12:23 am, Travis Rousseau wrote:
> Well i thought I would go to update it and it didn't work or even
> microsofts website (it does on 3 linux computers) so im guessing
> something was up with it (some virus). I guess i'll just format it and
> start over again, not sure if i'll use windows for a while. These are
> some of the OS's im thinking of OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Hurd, One of
> many linux distros, or if i can make some reason maybe windows.  Every
> time i go to windows i have problems (sometimes because of me) i dont
> get how some people never have problems with windows? Do i just not know
> what im doing? is there some secret?

To fix all your windows issues with 1 command...

format C:

or, 

mkfs.[preferred partition type] /dev/xxx

>
> Travis R.
>
> Travis Rousseau wrote:
> > Adaware and microsofts spyware thingy both detected nothing.
> >
> > Travis R.
> >
> > Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> >> Travis, you *really* *really* need to start googling for winlogon.exe
> >> -- there's a trojaned version out there, i.e. Malware. Use Adaware
> >> and Spybot to confirm the presence, then you'll have your work cut
> >> out to get rid of it.
> >>
> >> Hendrik Schaink
> >>
> >> Travis Rousseau wrote:
> >>> It's clean, the patches are up to date and it and I dont even browse
> >>> the internet or check mail with it and its behind a really good
> >>> filewall (ipcop)
> >>>
> >>> Travis R.
> >>>
> >>> Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> >>>> If your MS Windows computer slows down a lot, chances are you may
> >>>> have been taken over by Malware. In the past 4 - 6 months, a slew
> >>>> of Spyware, Adware and Invasionware -- collectively termed Malware
> >>>> -- software has appeared on the scene and invaded MS hosts. I have
> >>>> had 5 customers whose computer was taken over that could not just
> >>>> simply be removed. In fact, I had to manually remove the invasion
> >>>> by taking out it's hidden support base.
> >>>>
> >>>> I use these programs to check and recommend you check your Win2k box:
> >>>> Adaware from  http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
> >>>> Spybot from   http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> >>>>
> >>>> HTH, Hendrik Schaink
> >>>>
> >>>> Travis Rousseau wrote:
> >>>>> Ok I'm crazy about Linux but i figured that i should get some
> >>>>> windows experience so I setup a win 2000 server to play around
> >>>>> with. The thing is with Linux I never reboot unless I'm upgrading
> >>>>> my kernel or must move the computer but now this windows computer
> >>>>> has only been on about 20 days and has slowed down _big_ time!
> >>>>> It's just a base install with the sound card disabled, no extra
> >>>>> programs or fancy stuff.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The computer that has windows on is a 1Ghz computer and has had
> >>>>> Linux on many times before and Linux was never slow (even after 60
> >>>>> days once) the  Linux computer beside the windows computer has
> >>>>> been on for 21 days with many servers (Espessialy samba) and
> >>>>> programs always running and is still as fast as the day it was
> >>>>> turned on.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Does windows acctualy need rebooting every few weeks?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Travis R.
> >>>>>
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