here is something intresting
BitTorrent Plugin Detects ISPs Raping Your Torrents
GizVuze/Azureus actually operates a legit video delivery business using torrent, so they've been among the most vocal opponents of ISPs throttling torrents. To help build their case and create a detailed log of every ISP that scrambles torrents, along with their particular poison—short-circuiting uploads or general bandwidth caps, for instance—they've released a plug-in for their BitTorrent client that detects ISP torrent sabotage. On your end, it keeps track of interrupted connections and lets you know if your ISP is hosing you, and you can share the results with Azureus, if you'd like. They've already got a wiki going of the worst torrent ISPs, with Cablevision, RCN and Adelphia pulling the same tactics as Comcast
i got to download and check it, but i know for sure i am
I'm just after a free antivirus for my current laptop to keep it running while I'm overseas until my brand new laptop arrives. I'm just after something to keep it alive until then.
I've been using AVG but for some reason the UN network I'm using doesn't allow it to update- I was just wondering if there are any other good alternatives. Cheers!
Ah, cheers mate! Downloading now.
Avast is a good suggestion, i use AVG, if you cant do a remote update, go to the site and download the definition update
i get that as loading issues, did you refresh? and hows your internet connection?
p.s Youtube has been giving me crap lots of problems.. cant load most of the videos
^ I forgot to mention this problem only applies to Firefox, the same pages I have problems with work fine in IE. So I don't think it's a connection problem. Maybe I'll just reinstall Firefox.
EDIT: Didn't work. This is annoying.
EDIT 2: Works now. I'm happy.
Last edited by Elemental666; 05-01-2008 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Pineapples.
DESPAIR! My computer has left me in despair!
Heres the thing:
about 3-4 years old PC with more RAM and newer video card added afterwards
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 2,09ghz
1,5 gig´s of RAM
Games and stuff have been running smoothly until recently, you cant notice it when you´re surfing internets or photoshopping, but when playing games (for example, HL2 or Medieval 2, that I have had no performance problems whatsoever before) my CPU usage suddenly rises to 100%, menus take longer to load and some games cant even start and then my PC boots suddenly (happens so far only in Medieval 2, booting I mean)
Also my mouse and keyboard start to "lag" or something (you keep going on forward for some time even when you have stopped pressing forward button and you cant turn using your mouse)
Any suggestions? Heat I think is not the problem (atleast has not been before), as it keeps steady at 55-60C and does not rise from there.
So I come home and the computer I normally use has some warning dialogue window for a "referenced memory" memory problem. I hit 'OK' or whatever the button on the dialogue was a couple times but the dialogue box kept reappearing. So I push the restart button on the computer.
Computer restarts and the free Norton Anti-Virus thing starts up right before windows fully starts and discovers "Trojan.Pandex" and it says it's been removed. Norton then tells me to restart the computer right there to complete the removal so I do. Restart, Norton scans again and says all clear then continues into Windows XP. This is where my real problems begin..
Once in Windows I immediately notice that I can't access the Taskbar nor the Start menu. I open IE to google my problem and notice that the window itself looks like a window from Windows 95 or something (not all polished like they are in XP). Can't google, computer doesn't seem to think it's connected to the internet.
Next I go to Control Panel and try to open up the Windows HELP thing to use the system restore--no dice. Because the system sort of feels like it's running in safe mode I try to run Msdos.sys to see if Bootsafe=1 and to change it back to BootSafe=0. I can't run that either. Can't ADD/REMOVE programs either.
Edit - UPDATE:
I did manage to get the ADD/REMOVE programs thing to open and even got as far as attempting to remove Norton Security Center but I got a message saying I couldn't and it could be because the computer is operating in Safe Mode which I already began to suspect. Everytime I reboot it returns to the same state.
So I guess first things first--how do I get out of Safe Mode? I'm not a computer expert by the way so please explain in layman's terms if possible.
Last edited by szr; 05-01-2008 at 08:29 PM.
- Restart your computer.
- When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Win XP Advanced Options menu.
- Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
- Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
- Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode.
turn off comp
turn back on..
smash f8 over and over and over again
basic menu pops up