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computer ad virus'--- Get rid of ads and prying: Spyware and virus warning: Radlight, Comet Cursor, Gator, Alexa, KaZaA, Aureate, Flashpoint - Flashtrack, Limewire, Grokster, Cydoor, Doubleclick, DSSAgent, EverAd, EzUla, Expedioware, Flyswat, Hotbar, OnFlow, Timesink, Web3000, Webhancer, Transponder, X10, Blackstone - Get rid of scumware and spyware!

THE COMET CURSOR along with many other such FANCY software programs, is SPY Software. once you have been on a site that uses fancy cursors, they are in your registry and they track your surfing. they can then sell that information and know more about YOU!

here are more:
Adware(not Adaware), Alexa(all versions), Comet Cursor (all versions), Cydoor, Doubleclick, DSSAgent, EverAd, EzUla, Expedioware, Flyswat, Gator, Hotbar 1+2, OnFlow, NewDotNet, TimeSink v1.0,v2.0 and v5.0, Radlight, KaZaA, Aureate, Flashpoint - Flashtrack, Limewire, Grokster, DSSAgent, EverAd, EzUla, Expedioware, OnFlow, Timesink, Web3000, Webhancer, Transponder, X10, Blackstone - get rid of scumware and spyware!

to read more about computer ad virus's, SPY software, Spy Programs, and to learn how to detect it, remove it & more, see the link below!


HEATING WATER in MICROWAVE - take precaution
forwarded through email

I was very glad to get this email from a friend, because I have been guilty of heating water in a microwave many times. You'll be glad you read it. I also suggest passing it along to friends and family. About five days ago, my 26-year-old son decided to have a cup of instant coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how long he set the timer for but he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil.

When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup he noted that the water was not boiling. Then instantly the water in the cup "blew up" into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand but all the water had flown out into his face due to the buildup of energy. His whole face is blistered and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face, which may leave scarring.

He may also have lost partial sight in his left eye. While at the hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this is a fairly common occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner, something such as a wooden stir stick or a tea bag should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy.

Here is what our science teacher has to say on the matter: "Thanks for the microwave warning. I have seen this happen before. It is caused by a phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur any time water is heated and will particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is new.

What happens is that the water heats faster than the vapor bubbles can form. If the cup is very new then it is unlikely to have small surface scratches inside it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the bubbles cannot form and release some of the heat that has built up, the liquid does not boil, and the liquid continues to heat up well past its boiling point.

What then usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred, which is just enough of a shock to cause the bubbles to rapidly form and expel the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles is also why a carbonated beverage spews when opened after having been shaken.


We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed using your name, address, SS#, credit, etc.. Unfortunately I (author of this piece) have firsthand knowledge, because my wallet was stolen last month and within a week the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from the DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.

But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises, cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know who to call. Keep those where you can find them easily (having to hunt for them is additional stress you WON'T need at that point!).

File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction were it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation. (if there ever is one)

But here's what is perhaps most important; I never ever thought to do this. Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and SS#. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

(I, Greg, have seen this on credit reports more often than you might think. I don't know if the agencies have standard language, but it usually reads, in summary: "Fraudulent credit applications using my correct personal information have been submitted in name. If you are reading this and an application is being submitted, do not approve it until you verify with me personally that it is a legitimate application. I can be reached days at (phone #) or evenings at (phone #)." Since new applications for credit are rarely approved without first checking your on file credit bureau report, this step can significantly reduce the possibility of fraudulent accounts being opened. I believe that there is a federal law that says that the victim of credit fraud is only liable up to a maximum of $50, (for existing creditors, there may be a requirement that you have already notified them of the theft, I'm not certain) but in spite of that possible monetary limitation, it is still a big inconvenience to get your credit report cleared and straightened out and to get legitimate credit requests for yourself approved. As is indicated below, speed is of the essence, as an experienced thief will often act on the stolen cards and/or information very quickly. They know that there is a good chance of a report which will limit what they can do or get, so they have to act quickly. This is not always the case, especially when the information/cards are just lost rather than stolen, but why take the chance?

By the time I was advised to do this - almost 2 weeks after the theft all the damage had been done (there are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert). Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them in their tracks.

The numbers are:

    Equifax 1-800 525-6285
    Experian (formerly TRW) 1-800-301-7195
    TransUnion 1-800-680-7289
    Social Security Administration also has a fraud line at

NOTICE: Microsoft has announced they will not include Smart Tags in the initial release of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. They have not, however, said that they are abandoning Smart Tags - just that they can't have it ready in time for the release in October (even though the feature is already present in Office XP which started shipping in June). Smart Tags are still scheduled to be included in a later release, however, so including the META tag now couldn't hurt.


With the introduction of Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft is attempting to command stronger control over the entire Web. The tool they're using to begin the process of lording their version of the Web over people like you is a seemingly innocuous little feature called "Smart Tags."

The idea is rather simple; now instead of Web site authors and developers deciding which words and phrases will become hyperlinks visitors can click on to get more information or visit other pages, Microsoft will start inserting links into pages where there were never intended to be links in the first place. Microsoft is going to decide where your links go.

Smart Links, which are also part of Office XP, are turned off by default, but that doesn't mean they'll stay off.

However, Web site authors can include a META tag on their pages (and it will have to appear on every page if you want every page protected from Redmond interference) to prevent Smart Tags from appearing.

To protect your pages, cut and paste the following tag into the head of each Web page on your site(s):

<meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE">

spread the word on disabling Smart Tags - send people back here to find out more about Microsoft's plans.


Microsoft's Smart Tags page.

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