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odd DNS failure in w2000? Kazaa/spyware?

----- Original Message -----
From: <steve at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: odd DNS failure in w2000? Kazaa/spyware?


> I'm convinced at this point that the IP stack
> has been hijacked somehow, probably by
> kazaa or something similar. (See end note).

Now is probably a good time to remind folks about spyware-free "Kazaa Lite"

You have to train any household members good Kazaa Lite practices:
- don't click Yes to "upgrade" prompts since it will upgrade to the
spy-infested, official Kazaa
- executable software that passes the virus checker can still be unsafe
- if you -must- execute something you downloaded from Kazaa, use a "throw
away" VMware (FreeMware?) instance and make sure the virtual machine has NO
network access, to protect your LAN from possible worms/virii etc.

I'll leave the moral issues of not using the spyware-enhanced Kazaa to
philosophers ;-)

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