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Lessons learned

by Tom Aikman / March 13, 2008 10:02 AM PDT

Hello all!
This isn't much of a problem or question. Just a message....
I'm officially a former "get it for free" down loader. I will not mention what program brought my PC to its knees. Any program that opens a door to free stuff.....music or otherwise...should be treated as a contagious disease and should be avoided.
Call me foolish for letting this into my system...my purpose is that maybe one other may read this and they can avoid the madness I went through.


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