What could I be doing wrong?

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itburnswhenipee said:
A lot of software will have one or more processes running even if every single feature of the program has been switched off. CD burning software, computer diagnostic software, all kinds of stuff.
What was crazy was that even UNINSTALLING it didn't fix the problem. I had to rip out the NIC and reinstall IT to fix it.
 

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fly said:
What was crazy was that even UNINSTALLING it didn't fix the problem. I had to rip out the NIC and reinstall IT to fix it.

It must write itself into the driver or something.

edit: alternately it installs itself as a piece of hardware like starforce.
 

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Well I took ZA off my PC last night too, and reinstalled the NIC as well. We'll see if it helps my load times any as well.
 

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bast_imret said:
Well I took ZA off my PC last night too, and reinstalled the NIC as well. We'll see if it helps my load times any as well.
:omy:

Anyone got any recommendations for free firewalls? theac was the only one to make a suggestion, and his wasnt free. :hs:
 

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I use Sygate Personal Firewall at home... I suppose it works okay. Haven't ever had another PC to test it against though. And now that I look, it seems they've been purchased by Symantec, which of course means it's no longer free.

What is hers running that allows her better performance?
 

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wonko80 said:
I use Sygate Personal Firewall at home... I suppose it works okay. Haven't ever had another PC to test it against though. And now that I look, it seems they've been purchased by Symantec, which of course means it's no longer free.

What is hers running that allows her better performance?
SHe doesn't run one. :hs: I guess I'll just steal one.
 

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I don't bother with it at home...have NAT and almost all ports shutdown...if someone wants to get at my porn that bad, they can help themselves
 

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theacoustician said:
I use Kaspersky and its lightweigh, only 5 megs of memory usage. No noticable slowdown either.

I use Kaspersky at home and in the office. I agree, extremely small footprint on resources, 3 hour virus updates, A+ program.
 

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theacoustician said:
Am I the only one who thinks this latest internet fad isn't funny at all?


I might be a bit late to the conversation on this one, but wait until you see what the fads will be in the cell phone side. It is possible on a windows mobile device to completely hide a process. To the point where even as a developer the only reason you know it is running is because the breakpoints keep getting hit.

That any better? :)
 

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taeric said:
I might be a bit late to the conversation on this one, but wait until you see what the fads will be in the cell phone side. It is possible on a windows mobile device to completely hide a process. To the point where even as a developer the only reason you know it is running is because the breakpoints keep getting hit.

That any better? :)
:confused: That's not what theac was talking about if I understood the thread correctly.
 

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fly said:
:omy:

Anyone got any recommendations for free firewalls? theac was the only one to make a suggestion, and his wasnt free. :hs:

Are you looking for something to watch OUTBOUND connections from your PC so you can approve/monitor them? It sounds like you have a NAT firewall/router protecting INBOUND connections. (Unless you are trying to firewall your PC from other PCs on the LAN - afriad you'll be DOSed by someone inside your LAN? :eek: )

Just trying to understand the question.
 

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He wants to keep Media Player from sending info back to their headquarters about all his illegally downloaded songs and movies.