Re: Weekly routine

From: Bren (
Date: 02/23/05

Date: 23 Feb 2005 00:15:00 -0800

Thanks for your comments to date.

winged <> wrote in message news:<cvgodq$>...

> Leythos wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 05:13:52 -0800, Bren wrote:

> >
> > Are you behind a NAT device with no forwarded inbound ports?
> >

No LAN, or router. Just a DSL 300 modem with WIN SP2 firewall.

> > Do you use a non-IE web browser?
> > Do you use a non-MS email client?

Using IE6 and OE6

> > One more thing - if you really want to check your machine, run the AV and
> > Spyware removal tools in Safe Mode.

Sounds good. Switch off System Restore first or does Safe Mode do this

> Many Sp2 users will be shocked to find out their system restore
> functionality Pre SP2 has been broken and you can't go back. Especially
> since a number of mass producers don't provide a win install disk.

Vital information!

> You might want to invest some effort on backup and recovery. It is
> often easier to rebuild a properly backed up system than it is to figure
> out how to fix it. Hardware does fail. New exploits are a daily event.
> Backups are your best friend! It can take a long time to recover from a
> disaster, crap happens, a system can be rebuilt in minutes from a
> properly backed up system. My method would not work for most folks (I
> use virtual machines, it works for me) however find a method that works
> for you, do a backup and test it to ensure your methodology works. Try
> to automate the process as much as possible so the system does the work,
> not you.

My newsagent, has a wealth of both local (Aus) and overseas magazines
giving WIN XP support.

Thanks for your comments.

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