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Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 04:15PM
David H. Lipman (DLipman verizon net) (1 replies)
Jay:

I recommend a minimum of 1GB RAM wfor WinXP SP3.

Dave

Date sent: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:13:06 -0600
From: Jay Scalf <jayscalf (at) comcast (dot) net [email concealed]>
Subject: Re: Let's start over
To: DLipman (at) Verizon (dot) Net [email concealed]
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> Thanks Dave - I am going to push ahead then and take Shed's old stuff
> out and reload with mine - the only thing wrong with this baby is the
> single 512 memory chip, but that should be ok for word processing for a
> secretary.
> Jay
>
> On 2/1/2011 9:51 AM, David H. Lipman wrote:
> > There is no malware that specifically targets the clock.
> >
> > People look at their computer and they wonder at the marvel of its computing power yet
> > they fail to understand that a computer is NOT an accurate time piece. They expect it to
> > be because, hell computers are accurate - right ?
> >
> > When it comes to the PC clock, no. The clock on one's wrist in the form of a watch is
> > much more accurate. Older platforms as expressed here just don't hold an accurate time
> > and one can't expect it to.
> >
> > In a case like this one should just point the PC to the NIST's time server so when you are
> > in the OS, you have a pretty close time. When you are outside of the OS, who cares if it
> > doesn't have the correct time.
> >
> > http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/its.cfm
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Date forwarded: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 02:14:09 -0700 (MST)
> > Date sent: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:46:59 -0600
> > Forwarded by: focus-virus-return-3830 (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> > From: Jay Scalf<jayscalf (at) comcast (dot) net [email concealed]>
> > Subject: Let's start over
> > To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> > Organization: James F. Scalf& Associates, Architects, AIA
> >
> >> Dave ultimately had the answer for "updateg", but let me ask further, if
> >> I may: I normal maintain 3 computers and don't have a lot of problems.
> >> (I started in college on Cobol (is that how you spell it?) and Fortran
> >> over 40 years ago, learned to program in DOS and C in the 80's, and of
> >> all Windows, still prefer XP) The machine in question is a 7 year old
> >> machine given to me by my best friend's widow. He first thought he had a
> >> Trojan or a virus affecting the clock. I suggested the battery. He went
> >> to the Geeks at Best Buy and they sold him a new battery, put the old
> >> one back in and told him he needed a new hard drive - then sold him a
> >> new computer and charged $100 extra to move his data from the old to new
> >> machine. (Unbelievable, eh?) When I got home with it about 10 days ago,
> >> I put his new battery in it, ran all sorts of hardware tests, and I
> >> can't find anything wrong with it. Still, because of his first
> >> impression that it is infected, I am still running various scans. So -
> >> anyone ever heard of a virus or whatever that messes with the clock or
> >> somehow drains the clock battery? If he was right I would like to find
> >> and remove whatever. As I am beginning to feel pretty good about its PC
> >> state of health overall, if I don't find something in a couple of days,
> >> I will finish cleaning his personal stuff off of it and load my stuff.
> >>
> >> BTW: Thanks to everyone for their responses regarding "updateg" - lots
> >> of good information.
> >> Jay
> >>
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> > Mr. David H. Lipman
> > DLipman (at) Verizon (dot) Net [email concealed]
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> >
> >
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Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 05:21PM
Jay Scalf (jayscalf comcast net)


 

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