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Re: driver conflict???

Hi Tim,

I've been knocked out of a couple websites that just happened to be my home
page (along with a couple that weren't). My Aluria Spyware s/w has a "home
page hijacker" fix that didn't work.

I finally gave in, bought a 300gig hard drive, backed up all my files, then
restored a sort of 'clean' system from over a year ago. I instantly got my
home page back, and actually cleared up a couple other things.

Ideally, it would be coolest to reformat your main drive, then do a clean
install of your main s/w apps, including all virus and spyware s/w, then do
a snapshot of that, so you could restore to that. Then make damn sure you
backup regularly. I made a few mistakes like not going through my email in
Outlook and dumped several validation and registration responses from
companies I've bought download s/w from. Oh well... live and learn.
Hopefully I can find a way to get my reg# at their sites.

Good luck with your dilemma...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Nelson" <psychle62@yahoo.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 5:27 PM
Subject: driver conflict???

> For quite some time now, I've been unable to reach the
> LD site (plus several other sites) from my home
> computer. I've posted about it before (although not
> recently); I had thought it might be a situation with
> a HOSTS file, and Kim mentioned a possible BHO
> connection.
> Tonight I did a 'find' to see if it might be a hosts
> file problem tucked away in some out-of-the-way corner
> of the hard drive. What I found on page 19,992 of my
> system .dat file has me baffled.
> I've put an excerpt from it at the bottom of this
> message; note the URL to an LD page in the middle of
> it. Have any of you seen anything like this before?
> -t-
> *********************************
>     ProviderNameMicrotek International Inc.    
>  DriverDate 9-14-1998     
> MatchingDeviceId*smplscsiL   \ { L   ?
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/cgi-bin/profiles.cgi:StringIndex
>      4 Behavior            W i n d o w s        
>    %od)?*     o Item Data
> s2p-uβ~vWuS 2D-x   '~T Nŭt"kKؤ,!U.
> ~&#158;Kz t+  "7W Y
> G,&#158;?NTwS"T/ 2
> +Y64&qUDwobtD9-._&#128;ڳ ]"3[
> vO6>    i {     >
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/cgi-bin/profiles.cgi:StringData
>      4 Behavior            W i n d o w s
> 0|EVOA
> &#142;X w     l Item Data
> ?^ƴ]6ZLϭ>ԝڱH    o U Q?~b
> p7fx*c,{)p&#142;W-]'W-w&#158;
> &#128;CfWD4"D? -sX   5 { X
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