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Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 02:09 PM
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/01/microsoft_antispyware.html

Wednesday, January 19 12:00 AM ET

Microsoft's AntiSpyware Tool
Removes Internet Explorer
By Brian Briggs


Many Microsoft Windows users who downloaded the recently released AntiSpyware program from Microsoft, or had it installed through an automatic Windows update, woke up to a surprise. Unintentionally, the heuristics of the software detected Internet Explorer as spyware, and removed the program from their systems.

Microsoft has pulled the program from its website until the problem can be corrected. Elias Weatherbee, a Microsoft representative, said the program was "only in beta" and that "a fix was forthcoming."

"It shows how powerful our AntiSpyware program is," said Weatherbee. "Not only is it able to remove spyware from the system, but also the source of most spyware. Our competitors can't match that."

A representative from Lavasoft, which sells Ad-Aware another spyware removal program, complained that Microsoft was using its monopoly and knowledge of the operating system to "offer features that others can't match."

"Tough shit," said Weatherbee.

Many computer users did not view this new "feature" positively. "I tried to check the weather this morning and all my little blue "e" icons were missing. I couldn't get to the Internet at all. I guess I'll have to get a new computer," said Windows XP user Graham Newton.


Users of alternative browsers were happy to see Internet Explorer gone. Thad Freeman of the Mozilla Users Group said, "I've been trying for years to get rid of Internet Explorer. I never imagined that Microsoft would do it for me. I'm ecstatic."

Microsoft technical support was advising customers to reinstall Windows to regain Internet access and to disable automatic updates.

Symantec Antivirus Research reported that virus sightings were down by 95% this morning.

souvenir
01-19-2005, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son

"Tough shit," said Weatherbee.


lol

I don't like MS, but their public relations guy is hilarious.

Varien
01-19-2005, 02:34 PM
Anyone still have this? i wanna get rid of I.E. once and for all :)

AndySlash
01-19-2005, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son
["Tough shit," said Weatherbee.

Woax!

Awesome.

AndySlash
01-19-2005, 02:43 PM
Dammit.


I got served.

ammy
01-19-2005, 03:10 PM
awsome.. i downloaded it.. didn't notice that though. i hate ie, and have always wanted to get rid of it.

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 03:16 PM
so if it hasn't gotten rid of explorer yet, then i really don't have anything to worry about?
my updates are prompted i think.

geothestampede
01-19-2005, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Varien
Anyone still have this? i wanna get rid of I.E. once and for all :)

haha

Voice Implodes
01-19-2005, 03:17 PM
that's pretty good. microsoft is brilliant.

Liquid-J
01-19-2005, 03:25 PM
i have trouble believing a PR person for a company constantly facing anti-competitive suits said "Tough shit" in response to complaints that they're using their size/dominance to outmaneuver other competitors

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
i have trouble believing a PR person for a company constantly facing anti-competitive suits said "Tough shit" in response to complaints that they're using their size/dominance to outmaneuver other competitors Please stop pointing out the obvious

Voice Implodes
01-19-2005, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
i have trouble believing a PR person for a company constantly facing anti-competitive suits said "Tough shit" in response to complaints that they're using their size/dominance to outmaneuver other competitors

Liquid-J
01-19-2005, 03:27 PM
ohhh its a joke. how come everyone in this thread is acting like its real then?

Liquid-J
01-19-2005, 03:27 PM
that's it, i'm retiring from netphoria

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
ohhh its a joke. how come everyone in this thread is acting like its real then? people aren't bright sometimes

Liquid-J
01-19-2005, 03:28 PM
woah!! look at my avatar for that one post

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
woah!! look at my avatar for that one post
?

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by alexthestampede


haha i owned your signature. and i dont even know html wtf are you talking about

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by alexthestampede

:p
whatever No, I meant why do you say "owned" when all you did was steal and change a url

That shows lack of originality, and not ownage

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 03:37 PM
no one answered my question

alexthestampede
01-19-2005, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by that bitch kristin
no one answered my question
its a joke

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by that bitch kristin
no one answered my question how in the hell are you in college?

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son
how in the hell are you in college?

i'm having a bad day.

Liquid-J
01-19-2005, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son

?


it was you, wasn't it!! now its gone!! damn

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 03:44 PM
oh the whole post is a joke. i thought the only joke was the 'tough shit' comment.

i hate antibiotics

geothestampede
01-19-2005, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son
how in the hell are you in college?

LOOOOOOOOL.

Nimrod's Son
01-19-2005, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by that bitch kristin
oh the whole post is a joke. i thought the only joke was the 'tough shit' comment.

i hate antibiotics Antibiotics aren't mood altering or judgement affecting

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Nimrod's Son
Antibiotics aren't mood altering or judgement affecting

who said every sentence has to correspond with the previous one?

you're fat.

Dead
01-19-2005, 06:17 PM
That article is hilarious. :D

BeautifulLoser
01-19-2005, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by that bitch kristin


who said every sentence has to correspond with the previous one?

you're fat.

Wow, that comeback amazed the shit out of me.

I killed a cat by tying it up and running over it with a car once.

I was taking Benadryll.

that bitch kristin
01-19-2005, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by BeautifulLoser


Wow, that comeback amazed the shit out of me.

I killed a cat by tying it up and running over it with a car once.

I was taking Benadryll.


I WASN"T TRYING! i never get him really good because i suck ok?

obscured01
01-19-2005, 09:14 PM
<font color="dab9ea">I hadn't read that yet, how funny. Our asshat manager has it on his computer at work, but he's using Maxthon (sp?) instead of IE.

The tough shit comment was awesome heh.</font>

DeviousJ
01-19-2005, 09:34 PM
Dear god, people

cid92
01-20-2005, 12:21 AM
The "article" was funny. Peoples reactions to this article are fucking hilarious.

Thanks for making my night.

Eulogy
01-20-2005, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by BeautifulLoser




I killed a cat by tying it up and running over it with a car once.

I was taking Benadryll.

Post of the day!

I love this thread and everyone in it.

well, almost everyone.

Lizard Queen
01-20-2005, 12:55 AM
*giggle snort*

Karl Connor
01-23-2005, 01:08 AM
really?

Ihaman
01-23-2005, 06:10 AM
isn't that a shame