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CCleaner (32-Bit Windows Version) Has Been HACKED — I am Totally Disgusted With Bloody Avast!

by Anura Guruge


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This is just incredible and DISGUSTING.

Bloody Avast, if not for it totally inability to show any type of humility, should be hanging their bloody heads in SHAME.

The Avast servers were HACKED! That does NOT say much about their bloody security software AND I am a customer (and have been for too many years).

But, I am going to show my displeasure in the only bloody way that Avast understand. I am going to ditch them and stop giving them the $$$ that I have done for years.

Bloody Avast.

No, I do NOT use CCleaner. No software can clean my PC better than I! {Smile} Please do remember, I have been using computers were 49 years and made a reasonable living as a computer professional for 30-years. So, I do know a bit about computers.

I have always maintained that ‘antivirus’ software (including the likes of CCleaner) are the BIGGEST and most dangerous viruses you can have on a PC.

Kaspersky — who I never, ever trusted. Equifax and now this.

I am far from amused. IF you use CCleaner get cracking. You have been raped in your sleep.


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GoDaddy Support Is Insufferable — Over 80 Minute Wait Time; No Online Chat.

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I can relate to all of the above, except my issues were on Monday, January 30 & 31, 2017 rather than ‘3 days’ ago.

So this has been going on for days.

This is CRAZY and crazy bad.

I tried for 80 minutes — i.e., 1 hour 20 minutes — to get hold of GoDaddy support starting at 8:15pm (Eastern) on Monday, January 30, 2017. I just gave up. NO online chat support though this would still have been early in Arizona. Not good.

I only have one site at GoDaddy now — my “Popes and Papacy“. It is the WordPress BLOG that is down.

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Amazon Should Buy IBM, Outright, And Put It Out Of Its Lingering Misery.

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Amazon (AMZN) stock performance vs. that of IBM over the last 5 years. What more do you need to know. Chart, of course, from marketwatch.com. Who else? Click to ENLARGE. Visit marketwatch.com to get your own.


This must have occurred to Jeff Bezos. I had already talked about this way back in October 2015.

Makes a lot of sense and there are some amazing synergies when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) (and IBM’s Watson), Cloud plays & server technologies. Plus, Amazon can tap into IBM’s still lucrative revenue streams from software licensing, product leasing and maintenance contracts. Plus, IBM still must have some choice real estate in places that should suit Amazon.

Amazon’s Market Cap is 2.4 times that of IBM’s.

I would have to think that a majority of IBM shareholders would be happy to get 1 share of AMZN for every 4.5 shares of IBM. That would put the sell price at around $177. Yes, the lack of a dividend will gall some, BUT AMZN’s amazing growth should be a compensation.

Yes, I would benefit from this in multiple ways. Yes, I am a long-term AMZN shareholder and this deal will make AMZN even sweeter down the road. Plus it will bring the two halves of my adult life nicely together. IBM was my life for 36-years. I am only ‘here’ because of IBM. A few years after I stopped doing IBM stuff, I bought into AMZN. I am NOW on;y ‘here’ because of AMZN. So, this will be perfect from my perspective.


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Clinton e-Mail Revelations — Weiner & Huma Sharing A Laptop, Private Server Was Irrelevant, Immaterial.

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For those of us that are technical and network/e-mail savvy, the current, James Comey initiated flap, has NOTHING to do with Hillary Clinton’s infamous private e-mail server.

It is NOT the server that is at issue here. It is the e-mails downloaded to an insecure laptop shared with a person who does NOT work for the State Department.

Same problem could have happened IF there was NO Clinton private e-mail server.

Huma could have still got classified e-mails on her State Department, “state.gov“, e-mail account.

So to bring up the server here is CRAZY.

redherringThe issue is WHY would Huma SHARE a laptop with her husband. Now it is possible that she has her OWN, password protected userID for that laptop. That is important. IF she did, then this somewhat of a red herring.

I wish the media understood these details and made a better fist of explaining them to the masses.


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Latest Hillary Clinton, Weiner & Huma e-Mail Flap — Anybody Who Downloads e-Mails To A PC Is STUPID!

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Huma Abedin has to be STUPID. Very stupid (though I have kind of always had a soft spot for her).

Well that she married that IDIOT, reprobate Anthony (bloody) Weiner, is proof enough that she is not the brightest bulb in the Clinton club.

Downloading e-mails on to a PC or any device is so 1990s! So passée.

Downloading e-mails was something Microsoft made you do with Outlook (Express).

If you still use Microsoft Outlook you are … YES … STUPID.

You read e-mails on the SERVER — the cloud. You do NOT download them — not anymore, not in the last 10 years!

I haven’t downloaded an e-mail since 2004!

Yes, this whole thing is stupid and Huma Abedin has proved to be too stupid to be allowed within 250 miles of the White House — though that possibility is now gone.

How STUPID.


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Now That It Is Twice The ‘Size’ Amazon Should Buy IBM, For ‘Watson’, And Sell Sever-Side To Google.

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While IBM’s results continue to confound and contract, Amazon and Google are riding high.

To hear Amazon described as a TECH GIANT cracks me up (and partly because I am an Amazon shareholder and as such have not been able to stop smiling all day).

Amazon’s market cap is now more than TWICE that of poor IBM.

Amazon is better positioned to truly exploit the AI magic of ‘Watson‘ than IBM.

Think about it. Amazon already uses some sophisticated AI to tell us, daily, as to what we should be buying next. Amazon with Watson will rule the World.

Amazon probably does NOT need IBM’s much vaunted, by increasingly long in the tooth, server technology. But it and Google should divi it up.

Don’t for a SECOND think that this is a strange suggestion and that pigs will fly before this will happen.

Remember, remember Wang and DEC from the 1980s. In 1984, Wang was 2nd to IBM in computer revenues. Today it is GONE. GONE. GONE.

DEC for so long was a GIANT, slightly dwarfed by IBM. Today is a buried, forgotten, somewhere inside HP!

So this is not off the charts.

Just remember who told you about this first — on Friday, October 23, 2015, a day when AMZN shares were up 6% on the DAY. SMILE.


I Cancelled Sling TV Account. Support Clueless. Shame.

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The problems, as I pointed out a few days ago, are with Willow TV.

But, I get Willow via Sling TV. So I have to deal with Sling TV.

I can’t watch most of the cricket matches I want to watch: Bangladesh vs. India series and Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan.

60% of the cricket programs WILL NOT LOAD.

I kid you not. I get SERVER-side errors. Probably a capacity issue on the servers. 

The Sling TV reps. are even too dumb to find my account let alone talk about a solution.

So I cancelled the entire damn $10/month Sling TV account.

Yes, there is plenty of cricket, FOR FREE, on ESPN.

Sling TV, when it was DishWorld, was EXCELLENT. Outstanding. Now they suck.

They had a great call center in Montreal, Canada.

Now the reps. can barely speak English!

Do NOT subscribe to Sling TV.


GoDaddy E-Mail Is Slow Again Today — But It Is Working.

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Just a heads up. I noticed it as soon as I got online at 11:30 am EST this morning. But, it works. Just takes ‘a minute’ before anything happens.

Also noticed the hits on my prior posts on slow e-mail.

So just a heads-up that you are not alone. I think that this will resolve itself in time. Possibly issues with one or more of the servers or GoDaddy is, yet again, the subject of a ‘denial of service’ attack that is sucking up bandwidth.

If it gets worse we will have to start calling.

All the best.

GoDaddy E-Mail Slow Right Now. Intermittent Hangs. Yes, It Has Been Slow For A Week Or So.

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Over the last 10 days or so I have noticed 5 to 6 (on average) search queries a day on: “GoDaddy e-mail slow“.

Yes, we had noticed that it was a bit sluggish, but it was only a few minutes ago that it really became an issue for me. Yesterday or day before Deanna complained that her GoDaddy e-mail was so slow that it might as well be down. But, she managed to get what she wanted done.

This morning I encountered some major problems. It was definitely down for a few minutes. Plus it is slow — particularly when it comes to displaying e-mails and logging in.

From my decade and more of experience with GoDaddy e-mail this could be either due to one of two things: capacity problems on the server (processing or bandwidth) OR GoDaddy is yet again being subjected to a ‘Denial of Service‘ (DoS) attack that is slowing everything down. Knowing GoDaddy (as I do) I am fairly sure that they are aware of this problem and will fix it in the next couple of weeks. I will, of course, he monitoring it.

So, this is just a heads up. Best of luck. I know how frustrating this can be.

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