Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

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Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by m1st » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:31 am

So funny, I just had to share.

My friend called saying his computer that I built had a bunch of errors on it. He sent me some screenshots to show me what's happening. I was a little worried that it was a hardware failure, since I built the computer and it is quite overclocked. After seeing the screenshots, however, I think I'm in the clear...

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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by khaakon » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:44 am

:lol: ..there's a few more phrasings that made me laugh too;

"C:\system32\drivers" ... I think most people install Windows in a folder on their C drive, not on the root ??

"Hard drive rotational speed exceeds system limits" ... there's no substitute for cubic inches, errr I mean rotations per minutes

All in all; a bad hoax if U ask me
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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by markanini » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:11 pm

Obvious hoax program. If C: was unreadable windows wouldn't start up in the first place. Tell your friend to use critical judgement before installing software.
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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by andyb » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:17 pm

Tell your friend to use critical judgement before installing software.
Better still, tell your friend to use Firefox loaded with AdBlockPlus (ABP), and have an up-to-date antivirus program installed before going on a one-handed porn-surfing marathon........ read on.

Prevention is always better than a cure. A clean porn-site is just like a clean pro, no-viruses, and you don't get the shit beaten out of you and your wallet stolen in the alley on your way out. Common sense has been, is and will continue to be the best solution.


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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by colm » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:05 pm

I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.

anyone remember when 82810 came out? 2001?
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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by rpsgc » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:06 am

I guess they figured the average person is so stupid (and rightfully so) that they needn't bother too much.
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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by Monkeh16 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:14 pm

colm wrote:I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.
You'd.. blame an overclock for malware?

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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by andyb » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:56 am

colm wrote:
I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.

You'd.. blame an overclock for malware?
Sarcasm perhaps.!


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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by frenchie » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:50 am

Monkeh16 wrote:
colm wrote:I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.
You'd.. blame an overclock for malware?
Overclocks are evil and the cause of all problems, everyone knows that !
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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by Monkeh16 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:46 am

andyb wrote:
colm wrote:
I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.

You'd.. blame an overclock for malware?
Sarcasm perhaps.!


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It's hard to tell with a guy who honestly thinks his fan runs faster because he put heatshrink on the wires. He also for some reason thinks LGA CPUs are inferior to PGA.

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Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

Post by andyb » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:59 pm

It's hard to tell with a guy who honestly thinks his fan runs faster because he put heatshrink on the wires. He also for some reason thinks LGA CPUs are inferior to PGA.
OMFG what a legendary genius :lol:


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