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"I recently found SirCam on my computer - not sure where I got it, but consider the following: Norton Antivirus suddenly, one evening, alerted me, while I was NOT reading e-mail or such. I had it remove the worm. But it kept coming back every evening, sometimes twice. I was beginning to wonder if Norton was seeing ghosts. Instead of removing the worm again, I decided to shut down and restart the computer. That generated a warning that I was about to shut down "Terri" on my network. I don't know of anyone like that, but it gave me a clue.
"I have a cable connection and had "disabled file and print sharing" right after I got it. Somehow, I got reconnected to a network with at least a dozen other users of the local cable. I suspect that one of them has/had the virus and that it transmitted itself to others on the cable network (that were accessible) every time "Terri" turned on his computer! After I disconnected myself, again, from the cable network, I have not heard from SirCam again. I have never heard of this way of getting a virus, but it certainly is worth watching out for if you have cable access to the Internet! SirCam is known to propagate itself across networks."
Unbelievably, I had two requests to feature products in my deals column, but after multiple requests for more information on the deals, they have not yet responded.
The normal price for Advanced Archive Password Recovery is $60.00, but my readers can buy it for
$40.00 at the discount URL below.
Company Email: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Company URL: [http://www.elcomsoft.com]
Discount download: [http://www.elcomsoft.com/ARCHPR/archpr.zip]
Or [https://www.regnow.com/softsell/nph-softsell.cgi?item=1170-74] Not sure which.
Filesize: 735369 Bytes / 719 Kb / 0.7 Mb.
Check this product's capabilities at their site thoroughly before you decide.
Window Washer can automatically clean up your browser's cache, cookies, history, recent document list, and much more, and it can run in the background cleaning up your tracks when you are done surfing the Internet, or any other time you choose. Window Washer cleans the tracks left behind on your computer by today's latest browsers, including...
Cache, cookies, history, mail trash, drop down address bar, auto complete data forms, downloaded program files. Also cleans ... recycle bin, registry streams, Windows run history, Windows find history, CHK scan disk files, recently viewed pictures, recently opened documents, MS Office 97 and 2000 tracks, Windows temp files folder.
To purchase Window Washer or "Mac Washer," go to [http://www.webroot.com/ugrebate.htm] where you can get a $5.00 discount from the $29.95 regular price. Check [http://www.webroot.com] for much more information on Webroot products.
Here is an excerpt from their message: "What sets GobeProductive apart from other productivity suites is a single key insight. Why have an integrated office package that uses different document formats for word processing, spreadsheets, vector illustration, image editing, and presentations? In Productive, you just do what you need to do. If you're in the middle of writing a report and want to insert some spreadsheet data, you don't have to open a separate app. Just insert a spreadsheet 'part' and keep working. Flow your text around it, insert graphics, share data between parts, and keep it all together in one document."
To find out more, go to [http://www.gobe.com]. The normal price will be $124.95, but a pre-introduction order price of $39.95 is available at [http://www.gobe.com/preorder] until the product is officially shipped. They say introduction should be about November 15, 2001. If you miss that one, they will have another users group offer after that, but this is their best offer. They will be sponsors at the APCUG fall Comdex events.
Point your browser to [http://www.frisk.is/f-prot/download] to download F-Prot antivirus. Of course, you will also need WinZip or another decompression product to unpack the file. Just don't forget to keep updating signatures periodically at the same URL.
That's it for this month. Meet me here again next month if your editor permits. This column is written to make user group members aware of special offers I have found or arranged, and my comments should not be interpreted to encourage, or discourage, the purchase of products, no matter how enthused I might sound. Bob (The Cheapskate) Click [Bobclick@mindspring.com]. Visit my Web site at [http://www.dealsguy.com] for past columns. Also, I keep adding interesting articles (taken from user group newsletters) to my "Articles of Interest" page for viewing or downloading.
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