Clearing The Internet Clutter

All My Bitches & Raves.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Can't Uninstall AVG

I have been trying to uninstall AVG free edition,,,plan to use another antivirus program since avg let me down and I got a nasty trojan.

Problem is that it won't let me uninstall,,says c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt the system file is not suitable for running ms-dos and microsoft windows apps. Have tried to reinstall the antivirus to see if the uninstall is annoyed or something but I get the same error message when I try to reinstall.

It was actually a problem with the autoexec.nt file,,not the avg per se. I had to make a copy of the file from window\repair and put it into the system32 folder,,,then the program uninstalled as it should.

Now I'm Happy! :)

Not Impressed With AVG 7.0

I am aware that virus protection software, like condoms, aren't perfect, but I really don't expect them to be, but the erros being caused by AVG 7.0 in Microsoft Office Outlook and on startup, (says I have a trojan that has been removed for some time, and I've confirmed this)have been driving me bonkers.
Also I found several things on my pc that AVG had overlooked.
AVG has rated 3rd (Bronze) at Anti Virus Software Reviews 2004 which really makes me wonder.
I found out herehttp://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320324:

SYMPTOMS
When you try install the trial version of the Grisoft "AVG 6.0 Anti Virus System" program, your computer may become unstable, and you may receive the following error message:
Crash caused by wndproc = 0x771c887f = "ole32!OleMainThreadWndProc" (Unicode) Class(V): 0xc038, (NV): 0xc038 Name:"OleMainThreadWndClass
If the error message is still displayed and you want to see the data that the error report contains, click the click here link at the bottom of the message box. You may then see error signature information that is similar to the following:

App name App version Module name Module version Offset
------------------------------------------------------------
avgw.exe 6.0.0.313 avgw.exe 6.0.0.313 00020a23


CAUSE
This issue may occur because the trial version of the "AVG 6.0 Anti Virus System" program is not completely compatible with Windows XP.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, obtain and install a version of the "AVG 6.0 Anti Virus System" program that is completely compatible with Windows XP. For information about how to do so, please visit the following Grisoft Web site:
http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.


***GRUMBLES***

Well It Isn't Every Day That I Get Such Creative Spam

Well it seems that someone name Emily (LINK TO EMILY'S BLOG PROFILE)thinks that I might be interested in a big screen TV. She posted a nice little message to my comments area in this entry.


Her Message:

Hi, You should Check This Out. Get a Free Flatscreen TV or LCD Monitor. Just click on link to find out more. FreeFlatScreen .
(the link was to http://freeflatscreens.com.


I wrote her hosting company informing them she is violating their TOS.

i have read your TOS located here:
http://www.rackspace.com/aboutus/acceptable_use.php
one of your hostees is enganging in comment spamming.
http://netclutter.blogspot.com/2004/10/confidential-financial-transaction.html
they posted a comment to my blog asking me to check out their flat screen tvs.

i am vey much against spam, my blog is my personal area, and i find it very offensive for someone to post spam to my blog. i am hoping that you are serious about your TOS and that you don't support someone violating other people's personal space with something akin to graffiti.

thanks sincerely,
BDM


Some may feel that I am over-reacting to this a bit, judging by the links on GOOGLE, when I performed a search using the keywords: blog, comment, spam, this is happening to to other bloggers quite abit.

Gureilla Tactics Against Blog Comment Spammers-Jeremy D. Zawodny's Blog

Blog Spam Database Reaches 700 Domains-Mark Carey's Blog

Comment Spam Manifesto-Adam Kalsey's Blog

Comments disabled due to porno comment spam-buckmans magnature blog
Perhaps I am making a big deal over this, it could be the Hydracodone of course that I'm taking due to having a wisdom tooth pulled today. (Hydrocodone makes me EXTREMELY emotional), but I do beleieve these people who think they are entitled to scrawl all over people's blogs, should be made to pay for advertising space. Getting free advertising at the expense of other is wrong. Spammers Should Be Shot!



For those of you who have been affected by comment spam I recommend that you read:
Cutting Comment Spammers Off At The News & Comment Spam Manifesto.