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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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09/01/03: Fake Virus Warning, again

Tech Support Pits:
From Annette=== HI, had an email saying I had a virus, and to delete anything with that name in it. I( like a dummy) did so ( also new user). Now have problems things are terminated and damaged. Can you give me help in what to do to fix it, Next got an email saying it was a hoax. Thank you for what ever you can do. Annette Dear Annette First take a rolling pin and go tune up the idiot who gave you that bad advice, preferably before he or she does it to somebody else. After that, re-install Windows and your AOL. For the future, please remember that McAfee does not send out alerts via an email from an AOL or ho'mail address . They simply update your anti virus software and tell you with a little pop-up message at the right hand bottom of your screen when the update has been completed. Other anti-virus software is almost as civilized. They do the updates slightly differently, but NONE of them rely on mail from an AOL, ho'mail or Yahoo address. Have FUN DearWebby
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