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Infected PDF files require Adobe Acrobat/Reader
The existence of a security flaw in PDF files requires the upgrading
of Adobe Reader and Acrobat software. To eliminate the risk, take one
of the following three steps. (1) Rename Adobe's eBook.api file, if
you don't use Adobe eBooks; (2) Install the Reader 6.0.2 upgrade; or
(3) Upgrade Reader and Acrobat to version 7.0. For the Reader 6.0.2
upgrade or the free Reader 7.0, see:
Internet Explorer suddenly stops opening new windows?
The library file urlmon.dll, is required by Windows and is used when
performing OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) operations. OLE allows
objects created in one application to be embedded in documents/objects
created by a different applications e.g. embedding an Excel spreadsheet
inside a Word document. When a new window for a slideshow or QuickTime
movie fails to open, it may be that your urlmon.dll file has been corrupted.
Go to Start / Run Then enter regsvr32 urlmon.dll
The Gmail invite spooler collects Gmail invitations from those who have
extras, and distributes them to those who want a free 1 gigabyte Gmail
account. The Gmail invite spooler is located at http://isnoop.net/gmailomatic.php.
A Gmail account isn't just for email - it can be used for off-site storage
and accessing that data from anywhere you have Internet access. Get
the Gmail shell extension at:
Question from a subscriber:
Read your item on Desktop Google - whatever happened to that great old
DOS program Xtree? Seems to me I could do everything with that and a
Answer: I remember Xtree well -- I used it all the time too.
Some people are enthusiastic about the Wndows Explorere replacement
PowerDesk. There is a free version <http://www.v-com.com/product/PowerDesk_Free_Trial.html>
(unlimited time), but I don't know that it does all that Xtree did.
Keeping up with Spy/Ad/Mal-ware
Three months ago we thought that the free anti-spy programs "Ad-Aware"
and "Spybot Search & Destroy" in combination were the
best way to remove and prevent spyware. But these malicious programs
are a moving target. One of the best ways to keep up is to subscribe
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