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too many things ' not responding'

Hello and help.

I have a dell 4400. 1.6 gig- 80 gig hard drive-windows xp.

many applications from kazaa to file folders are becoming increasingly ' not responding ' and I have to often unplug from the walll to restore sanity.

other programs include outlook express, internet explorer, messaging,music files, windows media player and so on. what am
i doing wrong?

thanks

the rookie

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KAZAA users need education.

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Sadly, KAZAA is the CRACK COCAINE of PC software.

Until you kick the habit, nothing anyone will offer will stop this PC from misbehaving.

Write back when you need to kick the habit. In the meantime, ask about KAZAA in the Security Forum.

Bob

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Re: KAZAA users need education.

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what do you mean by kick the habit. do you mean uninstall or quit using kazaa? and where is the security forum? thank you.

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Re: too many things ' not responding'

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Hey rookie

Bad move mentioning that you have KAZZA on your system.

No I won't flame, just want to tell you that over 40%
(corrections anyone?) of the new viruses and pests out today come from P2P Networking. Creating all kind of havoc to the Internet and Computer Security.

See this list
http://www.spywareguide.com/filelist.html

See what is installed with Kazza
http://www.imilly.com/kazaa.htm

See how to clean system
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=33713&messageID=389709

Not only that, do you now that in some
states if you are under 21 your parents
are responsible for your actions?
http://news.com.com/2010-1071-982121.html?tag=fd_nc_1

You starting to see the light

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I got the message loud and clear. thanks to all who cuffed me upside the head. I juds did'nt know the grimy details.

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I think your machine will get better fast!

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Most of this issue requires the owner to kick the pests off the machine. Some just don't get the message so quickly and end up with machines that only a format is the exit.

My initial fix list would be with these free tools I can find with http://www.google.com

1. Kazaabegone

I've found it to work well, but some lose their internet connection. The pests had installed their own LSP. Find LSPFIX to fix that.

2. The other pest control programs... Adaware, Spybot, Stinger and Housecall.

Usually, after all this the machine is ok, but I usually follow it up with one last thing.

3. IEFIX

This free tool tells what it does at its web site. I've found it to correct many things.

Bob

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