Dear Webby: How do I clean out miscellaneous malware? 



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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Steven Sprague, 48, of West Palm Beach, Fla. $9,500 Verizon bill WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI) -- A West Palm Beach, Fla., man is suing Verizon Wireless in state court after his family incurred a $9,500 wireless Internet bill in just 11 days. Steven Sprague, 48, said he was given a free wireless card for his laptop computer when he re-upped his two-year contract with Verizon and the suit claims he was told by a sales agent that the unlimited wireless card usage from his previous plan would carry over, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported. However, the card was broken by Sprague's wife after only 11 days of use by the couple and their three children, ages 16, 12 and 8. Nonetheless, Sprague said, his bill for the month was nearly $9,500. "I was ticked off at her for breaking the card, but she was doing me the biggest favor in the world," he said. "At least it stopped there." Sprague said he took the bill to the Circuit City kiosk where he re-upped his contract and found the plan was not unlimited, but instead included a 49-cent surcharge for each megabyte over 5 gigabytes of monthly use. "This case is either the classic bait-and-switch situation or, worst case, just a blatant attempt to get people in a contract where they don't know what they are getting into," said Sprague's lawyer, Philip Valente Jr. ------------ $9,500 is by no means the biggest bill for wireless abuse, and there has been plenty of publicity about it over the last few years. I realize that Verizon is not a prime choice of ISP, mainly because of their email problems, but 25 Gigabytes in 11 days is more file transfer, than a lot of very popular web sites do. Since fanatic abuse like that takes away capacity, that otherwise 250 ordinary clients could use, I can understand that Verizon has to draw a line somewhere and take a stand. If Sprague wants more than 5 GB / month, he can sign up for a business account. Whining and sniveling that a cheap 5 GB account has a per MB charge above 5 GB won't get him anything except lawyer bills.
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Eddie Re:Cleaning out miscellaneous malware Hi Mr Webby; Time to pick your brain now...... I have came across a couple of friends that has a computer problem with the same type of problem..... What is happening here is that have loaded up their pc with alot of adware & spyware .... and possible malware junk. Their pc's are freezing up on them so bad that I can not get in there to even clean up their mess..... So now here is the big question for you..... ! HOW CAN I LOCATE AND GET RID OF ALL OF THIS MESS THAT THEY HAVE CREATED? Sorry for the caps.......but this has really bothered me quite some. Have a great day..... Eddie Dear Eddie Formatting always works. That will teach the silly yahoos. Upload their produced and collected data (spreadsheets, docs, pictures and music) to the net or to a DVD, write down the serial numbers of all bought and paid for software, thenFormat and re-install Windows. Download the SP3 blocker and the IE7 blocker from my toolbox, install a decent Anti-Virus and firewall, Spybot-Search&Destroy and Crap Cleaner. Re-install the legitimate software, without any flaky registry screwers and speeder upper BS, download the produced data, and it's done. The machine will be as fast as the day they bought it. Anything else will just lead to ulcers and wasted time. Have FUN! Dear Webby

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