Fixing hijacked Windows compuer with Linux Live CD 



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It's Monday, May 24, 2010

If you want to cut down on the number of relatives who are hanging around, borrow money from the rich ones and lend money to the ones who are poor. You will never see any of them again. --- Socratex "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --- Eleanor Roosevelt
Passing by the primate area one day, a zoo attendant happens to notice a chimpanzee sitting on a rock with an open book in either hand, looking first at one and then at the other. Upon closer examination, he identifies the books: the Bible, and Darwin's "Origin of Species". Curious, he asks the chimp, "What's with the books?" The chimp replies, "I'm trying to decide whether I'm my brother's keeper, or my keeper's brother."
Katharina, the town gossip and supervisor of the town's morals, recently accused George of being an alcoholic because she saw his pickup truck parked outside the town's only bar. George stared at her for a moment, and said nothing. Later that evening, he parked his pickup truck in front of her house and left it there all night.
Somebody is going to get a haircut!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to John Wayne Johnson, 24, Johnson City, Tennessee Escapee zaps himself ELIZABETHTON — A prisoner in the Carter County Jail had a shocking experience during an alleged escape attempt Thursday night. Mathes said guards were making their regularly scheduled security checks at 10:13 p.m. when they heard “a loud scraping noise” coming from D Block. Mathes said Correctional Officer James Stevens found three chairs stacked on top of each other and noticed some dust that appeared to have come from the ceiling. When Stevens looked up at the ceiling, they noticed the metal plate in the ceiling of the shower had been moved. Officers moved the plate and saw prisoner John Wayne Johnson, 24, 815 Lincoln Ave., Johnson City, in a crawl space above the ceiling. Johnson began to crawl out of the space and touched some electrical wires, shocking him and tripping a circuit breaker, causing a temporary power outage. Maintenance personnel were called in to restore power. Mathes said Johnson was not injured. He had been serving a sentence on violation of probation. Corporal Christina Phillips said Johnson damaged both the ceiling plate and the ceiling. She said Johnson said he was attempting to get to the property room, where those who are arrested are required to place their personal items when they are booked into jail. The sheriff said whatever Johnson’s intent may have been, the department considers it to be an escape attempt whenever a prisoner is found in the ceiling crawl space.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jan RE: Computer not able to start programs HI Webby, I have a problem with my e-mail and internet,it was very slow so I contacted my provider ,they helped make it faster, but now I can't open any attachments,will not put up my facebook page,only my profile.I can't open my McAfee, or my restore system,can'nt play any you tube vidios either.I called a repair man and they tell me I have a malware or a hacker in my system.My question is why did everything work until I called my provider and they fixed it. I really enjoy your site and it is the first one I read.I really like all your great pictures and your trips too. THANKS Jan Dear Jan Your repair man is right. Only malware will prevent you from using your computer, as if you had paid for it and owned it. Most of the trojans and viruses nowadays block you from using McAfee and some other programs, that would kill them. They also block progrms, which would slow down whatever they are using your computer for. Did your provider by any chance tell you to temporarily turn off McAfee while they "fixed" your speed problem? Now you may have to use Linux to fix the problem. There are other, more cumbersome solutions, but those will cost you more. Don't worry, you don't have to format the hard drive for that. You can use Linux from a "Live CD", and boot and run Linux from that CD. You or your repairman will have to download Ubuntu Live CD. It comes as an iso file. Use the ISO burner from my tool box to burn that download as a bootable CD. Then boot up the computer from that CD. When you do that, it will be running Linux instead of Windows. There are step by step instructions for what to do once your are in Linux at Rescue via Linux http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14434/sc ... u-live-cd/ Then you can scan and fix the invasion. The hacker, who currently controls and "owns" your computer, has no power when you are in Linux. Don't worry. You probably won't get hooked on Linux. When running off a CD, instead of from a proper installation on the hard drive, Linux is not that much faster than Windows. And when you have scanned and fixed the virus problem, you can take the Linux CD out and reboot back into Windows. A "Live CD" is just enough of the Linux Operating System to boot up and do basic stuff, -and to compare different "flavors" of Linux. Ubuntu is by no means the only brand, and most of them are free. You don't have to burn the "Live CD" on your machine. Anybody with a slight familiarity with Linux can burn it on their computer, and walk it over to you. Have FUN! DearWebby
Husband: "Why were you driving so fast?" Wife: "Because the brakes don't work on the car and I wanted to get home before I had an accident."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Using Dremel Tool for Dog Nail Trimming This is a tip I got from my vet several years ago. She said to use a Dremel tool to keep my dogs' nails trimmed. It is so much safer, and easier on the dogs and on me. I don't worry so much anymore about cutting the vessel inside their nails, and also their nails come out smooth and not apt to snag and split. And there's no pain for the dogs either. To get them used to it I started when they were puppies. I did their nails for just a second or two on each nail every day for several weeks, then once a week, and now once or twice a month. This got them used to not only the sound, but also the feel of the vibrations. Now they just lay there and sleep while I do their nails! By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17. " The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
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