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    so, what's available to stop the random, unwanted, instant messages i get on AOL instant messanger?

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    I never get those... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Tech:

    I believe you can setup your IM client to only accept messages from people in your buddy list. If you do this, be sure to set it to notify you when someone else adds you to their list as well.

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    nope. aol 6.0 doesn't have anything like that for the buddy list. well, not that i could find anyway...

    any other thoughts?

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    Hackers will always be a problem. Viruses, worms, trojans, miners and the rest will always be a threat if you do not take simple and fairly cheap precautions. PFT is safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]so, what's available to stop the random, unwanted, instant messages i get on AOL instant messanger?
    There should be a little X in the top right of the window. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Sorry, couldn't help it. Oh, and before anyone mentions it, I realize that it'd just minimize it (unless you tell it to exit). I just cannot stand AOL, pay too much for too little, I get enough of that in the real world without my computer pitching in reasons to squander my money.

    The biggest problem with computers today is people just not knowing. Flat out, that's the greatest cause of problems. I don't expect that everyone know how to program themselves out of a jail cell or anything, just that they know the basics. At my highschool, the "Computers" class translates to typing (unfortunatley, everyone has to take it to graduate). Anyone else had an exerience with anything like that?

    One last note, I don't really live Norton, IME, it gets disabled far too much if you actually do have a virus, so it's easier to just have a virus scanner (which I suppose isn't foolproof either, but seems to have always worked for me), and then get the stand alone fix for the problem. Furthermore, I've had fine experiences with some free virus protection programs, so if anyone is intrested, I'll check what I use/d.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]At my highschool, the "Computers" class translates to typing (unfortunatley, everyone has to take it to graduate).
    Really? I don't...take too much of it at home already... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Local school used to make it compulsary (strict government), and give it such a exciting, technology filled name such as that when all you do is sit in front of a screen and bang the keys...but it wasn't toooo bad, at least we got to do otehr subject like maths and stuff (and fool around when teacher not looking)

    Yeah I agree with you, Est, ppl just buy a com and expect it to protect them from all the pains of spam and take care of all the troubles of cyberspace, they just gotta LEARN to do it themselves! Cyberspace is far from a cosy and easy-goin' place, everywhere you turn there's spamers, even your best friend could be one...sorry if that's frightening...if you don't know then get out there and learn it! People out there gotta learn how to be more independent, not just rely on virus protection programs. Need to learn basic skills like not opening unknown or suspiciously spam-like mail just for the benifit of fuffilling your curiousity - first lesson I learnt about computers!
    If you want to get a virus protection then choose wisely, don't just download any random program - could be spy/adware. Norton and mcfee can protect you from some kinds of viruses but not others, better to buy from one renowed company and use it well.

    I heard there's something called adware6.0 which stops some kinds of spam (swedish company which I use) - free downloadhere, don't worry I experimented on myself first, proven safe! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] And yahoo also has a system cleaner and ad/spyware stopper for free once you sign up for their email account (business you know...) more $$$s... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Just trying to help the situation and put worrying parents' minds at rest (Go persuade your parents first!), then show them the proof! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    computer class is just typing class! what a joke! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    I won't ahve any problem with it, since i type 60-100 words a minute! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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