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Let's start over Feb 01 2011 03:46AM
Jay Scalf (jayscalf comcast net) (2 replies)
Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 05:33PM
Eric (naisanza gmail com) (2 replies)
Re: Let's start over Feb 02 2011 09:16AM
David Ford (david blue-labs org)
Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 05:41PM
Jay Scalf (jayscalf comcast net) (1 replies)
Re: Let's start over Feb 02 2011 09:34AM
Gmail (fhlipzero gmail com) (1 replies)
RE: Let's start over Feb 02 2011 12:01PM
Synja (synja synfulvisions com)
Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 03:51PM
David H. Lipman (DLipman verizon net) (1 replies)
Re: Let's start over Feb 01 2011 04:13PM
Jay Scalf (jayscalf comcast net)
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
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> Dave
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> 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
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>> 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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