LangaList Plus

Tweaks Times Three, With Two For Free

A recent item in the Plus! edition
on removing "ghost" entries in Control Panel’s "Add/Remove
Software" applet— entries for software you no longer have installed—
triggered a mini-flood of email, so much so that it’s worth opening the
discussion to the wider newsletter readership:

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M*lissa Virus Returns

(To keep this email from triggering
email virus filters, I’ll use an asterisk in place of the letter "e"
in sensitive spots.)

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Meet Yoline Louis, Part Of The LangaList Family

Yoline lives in Haiti. She’s just
three years old. Normally, kids living in Haiti— the poorest country in the
western hemisphere— have a pretty bleak future. But Yoline’s just got
brighter, thanks to LangaList Plus! subscribers.

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Fed Up With Outlook/Outlook Express?

Writing from India, reader Suresh
reacted to recent posts of sites filled with information on overcoming
Outlook/Outlook Express problems. Suresh has an alternate suggestion with which
I heartily concur:

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The “PowerPoint File Parsing Vulnerability”

If you use PowerPoint 2000 you may
want to grab a new patch Microsoft just released that corrects a small potential
security hole. Microsoft says: 

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Another (Limited) Way To Prevent Internet Fraud

Some time ago, we discussed several
steps you can take and agencies you can use to help protect yourself from— or
react to— instances of Internet fraud. (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2000/2000-10-16.htm#7
)

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Killing “Add/Remove” Ghost Entries

Have you ever uninstalled a program
only to find it still listed under Control Panel’s "Add/Remove
Software" list? That ghost entry in "add/Remove" is an annoyance,
and impossible to delete by normal means: If you click it, and select Uninstall,
you simply get an error message.

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General DMA-dness Continues

When 150,000 readers start digging
for information on a  topic, you *know* they’ll turn up some interesting
stuff!

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… And Don’t Forget Win2K/NT

Although fewer LangaList readers use
Windows 2000 and NT than use Win98, the Win2K/NT crowd tend to make up in savvy
what they lack in raw numbers. 8-) Here’s a sample of what Win2K-using readers
dug up about DMA on their systems:

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All Your OE5 Problems Solved?

In the last issue, I wrote about
"Awesome Free Resource For Solving OE5 Problems." (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-18.htm#5
). Well, two readers sent in mails that arrived within seconds of each other—
and they just may have one-upped me <g>:

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