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wyrmrider

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Yahoo Strikes (out) Again
« on: July 14, 2013, 04:18:52 PM »
Yahoo Strikes again
Front page link to
http://www.howlifeworks.com/a/a?AG_ID=333&cid=8088ap3_chome
1. The most common problem: registry errors  with a hot link to a registry scanner
2  2. Spyware and viruses
only advice was not to download bad stuff

"The simple rule of thumb to follow is to never download any free software programs from companies you do not know and trust, especially screensavers, emoticons, and the like. In addition, you should never open any attachment to an email unless you are 100 percent certain you know and trust the sender. Having a good anti-virus/spyware removal software running at all times will also help.

Follow the above advice, and your PC should stay fast and safe."

however the
LEARN MORE  link goes to the registry scanner

any chance this might be a paid placement?

Thundagia

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Re: Yahoo Strikes (out) Again
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 04:30:31 PM »
Honestly, i would believe every bit of that article, because not that long ago a friend of mine got some spyware in my computer using yahoo. ;) The article isnt a paid placement, although if you mean yahoo being paid to give out spyware, than yes i would believe that occurs. Not that long ago i found out from essexboy that yahoo was partnered with ad yield manager, which is a type of spyware. i wouldnt trust that scanner though - that might be paid for, but what the article is speaking is true - at-least on the yahoo part.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2013, 04:33:10 PM by Thundagia »

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Re: Yahoo Strikes (out) Again
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 04:39:39 PM »
Not that long ago i found out from essexboy that yahoo was partnered with ad yield manager

Always learn from the master and you'll never look back again IF you ever had another problem is always good to ask the 'Malware Analysts' like essexboy ;)
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Re: Yahoo Strikes (out) Again
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »
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Every time you (or your kids) load a program, game, or file, your PC's software registry is updated with new instructions needed to operate that item. However, when the item is removed, these instructions usually remain on your PC. Every time you run your computer it tries to execute these instructions but, because the related program can't be found, it causes a registry error. Your PC is doing a lot more work than it should be, and the result is a significantly slower computer.
I would agree with that if you can eyeball your computer speed to a millisecond, if you are normal like the rest of us then there will be no noticable difference in the speed of the computer.  The major factors for computers slowing down are :

Programmers demanding that their programme runs at system start
Failure to empty the temporary files regularly
Not using the defragmentation programme
Lack of RAM
Full hard drives (always keep a minimum of 15% free)