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warning: i downloaded "Simple Timer" program from cnet and got a surprise. i got Sweetpacks which creates all kinds of problems. it's a browser hijacker virus. good luck getting rid of it. im about ready to do a clean install. SHAME ON CNET FOR ALLOWING THIS ACTIVITY ON THEIR SITE. i will no long recommend cnet for any tech advise. cnet your name is poop in my book.