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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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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
10/05/04: JPG virus

Tech Support Pits:
From Mike=== Dear Webby, Lately everybody is warning about a virus hidden in JPG files. Is that just the usual fear mongering and badmouthing of Microsoft, or is there a real threat? Mile Dear Mike It's just fear mongering. There is a patch available since Sept 13. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx? FamilyId=6F8D70C1-63BD-4213-82C1-20266FDFD735 &displaylang=en If that line-wraps, paste it into one line, or go to the forwarder I made for those who have trouble with long and sloppy links: JPG patch http://webby.com/info/jpg-patch.html You don't have to download the patch, you can just run it. You still have to click on the usual rigamarole and promise that you will not compete with Microsoft and stuff like that, but it's a relatively quick and simple patch. Also, if a JPG carrying a virus did show up at your computer, McAfee would dump it, and by now probably some other virus protection programs as well. Have FUN! DearWebby
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